Training & Speaking

 

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Coaching one person at a time, leading teams to meet tight timings and stretching objectives, or serving clients to reach their dreams, WE offer something for YOU.

WE are FACILITATORS!

We’ve been practicing the art and science of facilitation and dedicating ourselves to learning one project at a time for over 20 years.

WE love FACILITATIVE LEADERS!

Whether you’re a newbie or a master, our passion is to share the very best of what we’ve learned and what we’ve created.

We share what we’ve created and train our “competition” and our clients to do what we do the way we do it. No holding back. No black box.

That’s just how much we care about facilitation and facilitative leadership as a way of BEing in the world.

WE are here for YOU! 

Our mission is to provide you with opportunities to think in new ways, to strengthen your foundations, to expand your skills, to connect you with what you care about most and to refresh and reinvigorate you and the work you do EVERY SINGLE DAY!

We love to share!  We are available to speak at your event or conference to inspire creativity and innovation in your leaders and your teams.

Keynotes on  Innovation, Creative Thinking, Visual Thinking, Collaborative Learning, Leadership and more..

Workshops of 60 minutes, 90 minutes or more to deliver immersive and experiential learning: Creative Thinking / Creative Problem Solving, Fearless Creativity, Practical tools for Creative Problem Solving, Building your Visual Thinking Capacity, Elements of Innovation, Qualitative Team-based Learning, Design Thinking, Powerful Project Kickoffs and many more.

Recent Speaking engagements include:

ACRE – African Creativity Conference: 2015 – 2018

ACREedu – African Creativity Conference for Educators: 2015 – 2018

MindCamp Canada – Creativity Conference: 2018

CPSI (Creative Problem Solving Institue: 2017

Previous Speaking Engagements include: ARF, AMA, QRCA and IIR Conferences

Immersive and Experiential Training Programs include:

Visual Thinking

FREE Introductory Workshop  – Visual Thinking
January 14, 2019 @ The Frontier RTP – Fusion Room

Grab your lunch from the Food Truck or bring a brown bag and join us to learn how to bring your meetings to LIFE!

Add color, simple icons and see how drawing out the ideas of your meeting participants will help improve:

  • Communication
  • Productivity
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Effectiveness

Perfect for anyone who leads meetings, attends meetings or wants to Amp up their personal skills and increase leadership capability.

No cost to attend but space is limited so please RSVP here: REGISTER NOW

Amp Up Your Practice with Visual Thinking

2019 Calendar coming soonAmp Up with Visual Thinking

Join us for a full day of practice and learning how using Visuals (Drawing, Imagery, Color) can Amp Up any group session or meeting that you host or attend.  Ignite Team Productivity, Increase Collaboration, Tap into your Creativity and Boost the Effectiveness of your next meeting.

This 1-day training shares the fundamentals of using visuals to enhance your everyday meeting facilitation and team sessions. We will share simple activities, tools, tips and graphic recording techniques – lettering, visual icons, use of color – all things you can use right away with your team members, clients and consumers.

We’ll also share how using Graphic Templates to frame and capture group conversation will help your participants learn more, connect ideas faster and be more creative in the process.

For more information

 

Leading Innovation and Creativity
– Creative Thinking for Problem Solving

Facilitating Creativity

This interactive 2-day training provides you with a solid grounding in the Creative Problem Solving Process (CPS) and an assessment of your personal creative thinking preferences using FourSight*. We will share simple tips, time honored practices and visual thinking techniques you can apply right away to facilitate creativity and innovation sessions in a fun, imaginative, practical and visual way. You will explore how divergent and convergent thinking processes can help teams learn more, connect ideas faster and be more engaged in the process.

For more information on Innovation and Creativity Training…

 

Elements-of-Leadership-2Elements of Leadership

In this workshop you will Discover how to lead from a position of balance. Learn about the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Action realms and how they each come into play in your personal leadership style.

So often individuals and organizations overly emphasize one style of leadership, and may not fully honor all participants or yield the strongest results.

Take an inventory of your personal facilitative leadership skills to better understand your personal preferences and how these might be throwing you off balance.  We will think together about how these may or may not fit within the organization(s) you are working in or with and how to pull forward the energies of a more balanced approach to your leadership and innovation.

 

pic for Elements of FacilitationThe Elements of Facilitation

This 2-day workshop provides an introduction to the Elements of Facilitation. You will build understanding of team process from a facilitator’s perspective and explore key focus areas to develop your facilitation mastery.

We will incorporate a blend of presentation of theory with practical application, personal stories and experiential activities. Specific models and practices include: The Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model – How teams work together; The Grove’s Four Flows Facilitation Model; A selection of proven Ah Ha! facilitation principles, practices and Visual Thinking tools to support development of personal Facilitative Leadership skills; IdeaConnect’s Facilitative Leadership Assessment tool.

To fully integrate the Elemental Facilitative Skills we will engage in an array of easy to facilitate creativity activities employing visual thinking tools (pictures, decks, graphic templates and more). In-depth review and reflection following each activity will heighten awareness and surface application to your personal facilitation practice.

 

LCF100refreshLCF100 – Fundamentals of Facilitating LearningConnect®

Our foundational 4-day training provides an introduction and overview of the LearningConnect qualitative research process. This highly interactive session grounds you in the elements of facilitative leadership and in the practical applications of the process preparing you to successfully facilitate your team.

 

Next training March 19 -22, 2019 – sponsored by Procter & Gamble – Cincinnati, OH

For more information and a place on our wait list.

LCF200refreshLCF200 – Advanced LearningConnect® Principles and Practices

Prerequisite LCF100 Fundamentals of LearningConnect.
Our advanced 5-day training activates deeper levels of facilitative leadership mastery which is applied directly to your LearningConnect practice and beyond. LCF200 training also includes specific focus on design and facilitation of LearningConnect Stages 5-7, Analysis & Synthesis, Sharing & Building, and Action Planning; a working understanding of KnowledgeConnect, our proprietary approach to organizational knowledge transfer; a deeper dive into use of visuals and storytelling; and materials including an expanded set of tools and templates.

 

LCF300refreshLCF300 – Independent Field Based Study and LearningConnect® Application

Prerequisite is completion of the LCF 200 Advanced LearningConnect® Principles & Practice Training.

This in-the-field training is intended for those practitioners wishing to explore novel applications of the practices and principles of LearningConnect or who wish to design new processes for their own facilitation practice.

A deeply integrated understanding of the Elements of Facilitative Leadership will be integrated into your developing practice. You will define your unique focus, application and design with input from your Ah Ha! coach, Lynette McCormack.

 

For more on LearningConnect Facilitator Training

Let us know if you are interested in exploring this opportunity! Email us at info@experienceahha.com

 

StorytellingStorytelling and Analysis Training – a Studio Intensive

This 1-day workshop provides an overview of the art and practice of Storytelling in the Qualitative Research setting. We will incorporate a blend of presentation of theory with practical application, personal stories and activities. Materials for each participant will include our Storytelling KitLet the Picture Pick You Card Decks and additional handouts.

Training Outcomes:

  • Ground in the essentials of collecting stories in a qualitative research setting including:
  • Build skill in making sense and meaning from the collected pictures and words including specific visual and linguistic analysis to uncover and discover the deeper insights.
  • Practice utilizing Visual Thinking tools for successful collection, analysis, and synthesis of stories.
  • Explore how to guide and coach client team members in the process.
  • Practice bringing your learning and insights to life in presentations and reports through excerpts and consumer models.

This training will be provided by Lynette McCormack, a pioneer in applying the use of visuals and storytelling in qualitative research, team facilitation and personal visioning for over 20 years. She has continued to evolve her practice of facilitating clients through a structured process to make meaning and sense of articulated and unarticulated content. Her article “Facilitating Your Clients Beyond the Story” was published in QRCA Views, Summer 2012.

 

Visual_Analysis_RefresherVisual Analysis Refresher Training – a Studio Intensive

This 1-day workshop provides you an overview of the art and practice of using Visuals – magazine images, photographs and picture decks – in Organizational and Qualitative Research settings. We will incorporate a blend of presentation of theory with practical application, personal stories and activities. Materials for each participant will include our Storytelling Kit booklet, a selection of Graphic Templates and additional handouts.
Training Outcomes:
  • Ground in the essentials of collecting visual data including how to:
    • Gather and prepare materials and supplies
    • Create topics that work
    • Engage participants in a variety of activities
  • Build skill in making sense and meaning from a collection of pictures
  • Practice utilizing simple frameworks for successful collection, analysis, and synthesis of visuals
  • Explore how to guide and coach client team members in the process
  • Practice clearly communicating your learning and insights

This training will be provided by Lynette McCormack, a pioneer in applying the use of visuals and storytelling in qualitative research, team facilitation and personal visioning for over 20 years. She has continued to evolve her practice of facilitating clients through a structured process to make meaning and sense of articulated and unarticulated content. Her article “Facilitating Your Clients Beyond the Story” was published in QRCA Views, Summer 2012.

Facilitating Team StartupFacilitating Successful Team StartUp Sessions – a Studio Intensive
As you prepare to facilitate a Kick-Off Meeting or Team StartUp, you are responsible for getting yourself, team leaders and team members ready for the journey ahead.

Are YOU ready?

This experiential half-day workshop provides a grounding in tried and true practices guaranteed to generate personal commitment and team motivation toward shared outcomes and goals – a critical component all too often undervalued and sadly ignored.

This training will get you ready to:

  • Successfully Orient team members;
  • Clarify and Agree on Roles;
  • Establish Ground Rules;
  • Provide Motivation, Clarity and Focus; and
  • Surface questions and ideas for the work ahead.

 

 

CoachingFacilitation Coaching

Facilitation Coaching for your LearningConnect or KnowledgeConnect sessions is NOW AVAILABLE!

This personalized hour long coaching session with Lynette McCormack or Susannah Childers can be scheduled to accommodate your schedule.

This powerful one-on-one coaching will help you access your unique facilitative style, renew and refresh your skills, and/or provide essential principles and practices (practical tips) to apply directly to your next facilitated session. Areas covered may include:

  • Managing Operations and Ownership – Physical Realm details and logistics
  • Managing Information – Mental Realm sharing and building knowledge
  • Managing Energy – Emotional Realm safety, security and connection to feelings
  • Managing Attention — Action Realm getting started and moving forward

When you purchase this 1 hour facilitation coaching you will get information to contact and schedule your appointment with either Lynette or Susannah.  If you need more than one hour of coaching, you can pay for any additional hours after your session(s).