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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Facilitation Skills for All: Create Engaging Meetings

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Are you looking for techniques that will foster collaboration within meetings? Are you recognizing that meetings have become painful experiences where people struggle to achieve the purpose of the meeting and question the value of meetings? Tricia Broderick and Jake Calabrese recognize that most facilitators understand the basics of the role, such as creating a meeting goal and agenda. Unfortunately, this alone does not guarantee a meeting’s success. Join Tricia and Jake to challenge the typical ways meetings are planned and conducted. Discover alternative techniques in dealing with common challenges—handling side conversations, ideas too quickly dismissed, or the leader “swaying” the conversation. Expect to practice and explore these facilitation techniques in a variety of challenging and fun situations.

Tricia Broderick
Agile For All

Passionately focused on the facilitation of high-performance software development environments, Tricia Broderick has more than seventeen years’ experience in software development. Her leadership, training, and coaching helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to daily delivery of high-quality software and services. As a coach on the Agile For All team, she is dedicated to making a difference in software development cultures. Tricia is an exceptional leader, coach, mentor, facilitator, trainer, and popular speaker at national conferences.

Jake Calabrese
Agile For All

Jake Calabrese helps organizations deal with the core challenges they experience on their agile journey. He engages with teams and leaders to create an open, inquisitive culture, focusing on improving organizational systems. As a coach, trainer, and facilitator Jake helps people create systems and relationships that gain from conflict (often called antifragile systems) and increase leadership capability at all levels. As a principal with Agile For All, Jake trains and coaches leaders, agile coaches, and team members. He utilizes his expertise as an Organization & Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC) as well as ideas from various areas of thinking such as: Scrum, lean, professional coaching, psychology, facilitation, brain-based training, improvisation, agile, sensible scaling, and kanban, to help organizations move to the next level. Expect to laugh and have some fun when working with him, even in tough situations, and if you run into him ask what gets him up on a soapbox.