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Monday, August 6 • 10:45 - 12:00
Verbal Agility -- Facilitation Tips & Techniques (Michele Sliger, Erika Lenz) POPULAR

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Abstract:
While traditional projects expect most communication to take the forms of email and manager-led meetings, agile projects expect teams to self-organize, collaborate and participate in decision-making. But what is self-organization? How does it work? This workshop will give participants the chance to practice a variety of facilitation techniques in a safe and fun setting. We'll focus on what it means to self-organize, how it occurs and how to help it along through inquiry and facilitation, and the hurdles that must be cleared in the process. Understand that professional facilitation is a dynamic activity designed to assist teams in decision-making without stepping in to decide for them. See how the proper use of facilitation in agile meetings can be a key driver in the development of high-performing self-organizing teams.

Learning Outcomes:
  • • Understand what is meant by “self-organization” and how it occurs in teams
  • • Look at the art of listening in a new way and appreciate its importance in facilitation
  • • Experience examples of facilitation in use in agile meetings and take these techniques back to your teams
  • • Leave with a toolkit of verbal and physical cues and responses to use as part of conflict resolution and crucial conversations

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Speakers
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Michele Sliger

President, Sliger Consulting, Inc.
Agile trainer and consultant; based in Denver, CO.


Monday August 6, 2018 10:45 - 12:00
San Diego C