Our fledgling training company needed to come to agreement on our future plans, vision and goals. My assignment during my facilitator training was to design the workshop. Weeks passed without being able to find a day when everyone’s busy schedules would permit us to commit to a fun day of HARD FUN! MLK day was the opportunity and we took it. I was a participant so I was not able to facilitate the session so my classmate from the training -LSPF Joan Gammon eagerly offered to try out her new facilitation skills on a willing audience. She did awesome! It was amazing to watch her. You’d never know it was her first time.
Many of my team were skeptics coming in to the workshop, but by the time the session ended they were all converts and believers.
In designing the workshop I had two goals in mind. I wanted the company to come together to define our vision and plans for the future AND I wanted them to understand and experience LSP so they can effectively explain (and hopefully sell) the service to our customers and clients.
The day started with the basics and Joan did a great job of walking us through the first exercises. It was gratifying to see the process work as the team really leaned in and felt the power of the bricks and using their hands to build. By the end of the day we were aligned and committed to the vision, priorities and the next steps we needed to take.
We had a lot of laughs along the way and came away with both goals met and then some. Looking forward to any more workshops!