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Facilitation that Works - 3 days


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Overview Details

Revolutionize your meetings and the people who attend them...

Powerful meetings aren’t just about getting the work done or making sure everyone gets to talk. The best meetings provide structure and efficiency without sacrificing human connection.

If the meetings in your organization are universally despised, that’s probably because the facilitators simply don’t have the skills. Instead of sitting through boring, stifling meetings, you and your colleagues can learn solid techniques for energizing people, getting buy-in and achieving results.

Rather than watching people constantly check their phones, you can discover how to lead meetings where participants fully engage and collaborate. Your meetings can bring out the best in people and produce extraordinary outcomes.

Excellent facilitators do more than manage meetings. They support participants to develop their facilitation skills so that in turn, they can lead their own meetings which transforms the organization. Vital creativity is released and people are liberated to build the capacity of the organization.


  1. CREATING THE CONTAINER - Setting the Tone for Aliveness, Effectiveness, Inclusion, Authenticity and Risk Taking

  2. INTENTION & PURPOSE - Creating Dynamic Agendas, Opening with Provocative Questions, and Co-creating Outcomes

  3. FACILITATION SKILLS - Tracking, Naming what’s Present, Reframing, and Embracing Polarities

  4. GROUP AWARENESS - Listening Deeply, Expanding Cultural Awareness, Exploring Power and Privilege, Synthesizing

  5. FULL ENGAGEMENT - Reading Group Energy, Honoring all Voices, Listening for Needs, and Balancing Facilitator Roles

  6. CLOSING - Action Planning, Accountability, Evaluation and Closure

What you will experience

Our core values are woven throughout the curriculum:

  • Connection: Supporting compassion and understanding across differences

  • Diversity: Fostering inclusion, where individual differences are valued and leveraged to create synergy

  • Compassion: Translating judgment into understanding, curiosity, and interdependence

  • Transformation: Adapting to change and taking advantage of growth opportunities

  • Transparency: Sharing information, observations, and interests openly and caringly

  • Vision: Unleashing passion to create a more desirable future

What you will learn

Our bold approach to facilitation gives you practical tools to:

  • Support heart connection and inclusion

  • Deepen understanding of group dynamics

  • Build energized, productive teams

  • Expand cultural awareness and humility

  • Create a culture of shared power,

Throughout the program you get to work on real-life challenges and get feedback and mentoring on your facilitation skills.

Who should attend

Anyone who runs meetings—especially if the topics are hot or the stakes are high—can benefit from becoming a more dynamic, creative meeting facilitator. Leadership that Works attracts people who are:

  • Executives, Senior Leaders and Team Leaders

  • Changemakers, Social Justice and Community Organizers

  • Project Managers, Coordinators and Facilitators

  • Coaches, Consultants and Entrepreneurs

  • Educators, Trainers and Teachers

The program supports both new and experienced facilitators. If you convene meetings at work, you’ll gain new tools to generate creative ideas, solve tough problems, resolve conflict and make decisions collaboratively.

Program structure

  • Advanced reading of excerpts from Facilitating with Heart

  • 3-day programs with experiential activities

  • Online group dialogue

  • Assessment tools for facilitation skills


Dates and Time

Friday - Sunday
January 27-29, 2017
9 am - 5 pm


The Anthroposophical Society      138 West 15th Street               New York, NY 10011

Contact Information

Martha Lasley

Kanya Likanasudh


$895 for 3-day program. The cost includes tuition, books, handouts, articles, and assessment tools.

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And that's not all...

You'll also be invited to participate in the Lead Transformational Teleclasses series at no additional cost - a $295 value. These six classes are led by senior faculty at Leadership that Works and will bring out the best in you as a facilitator.

The series includes:

  1. Bring All of Yourself with Steven Filante

  2. Engage Participants with Jagruti Gala

  3. Deliver Content Creatively with Virginia Kellogg

  4. Weave in Awareness of Power, Privilege, Race and Culture with Kim Fowler

  5. Give Inspirational Feedback with Pernille Plantener

  6. Create your Personal Operating System Using 9 Principles with Guthrie Sayen


Martha Lasley - websiteMartha Lasley, MBA, is a founding partner of Leadership that Works, where she works with leaders and social change activists to develop compelling visions, improve interpersonal communications, bring spirit into team building, and develop a coaching culture. She has authored three books: Coaching for Transformation; Facilitating with Heart; and Courageous Visions. Martha is a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is passionate about shifting the dynamics to create shared power.

Kanya head shot bw.jpgKanya Likanasudh, MDiv. is a pioneer in bringing Compassionate Communication to Thailand. Kanya offers programs in communication and conflict facilitation across sectors. She challenges people with differing viewpoints to understand each other deeply which helps them discover creative solutions. Kanya’s joy in life is to create heart-connecting dialogue about power, privilege and rank.


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