Intro to Great Facilitation

Sep 27, 2021
9:30 am MDT - 1:00 pm MDT

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Facilitation is a key part of the job for ScrumMasters, Product Owners, leaders, trainers, and coaches. But few people have intentionally developed this skill.

In this hands-on workshop, participants learn what it means to facilitate, how that is different from what most of us do when we “run a meeting”, and then practice the essential skills and tools needed to facilitate more confidently and effectively:

  • Have a Clear, Motivating Purpose
  • Get Clear On Your Role
  • Deal With Your Own Energy & Baggage
  • Use the Focused Conversation Pattern
  • Start Strong
  • Use Interactive, Visual Tools
  • Diverge, Explore & Converge
  • Close Strong

Since this is a live online course, you’ll need the following:

  • Desktop or laptop – tablets and phones will not work for the type of experience and engagement we will create
  • Camera and microphone
  • A quiet environment and/or a headset to filter out room noise
  • Internet connectivity

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About the Course Facilitators

Peter Green Photo of Peter Green

Peter helps leaders discover how to create the outcomes they care about the most. He draws on a unique combination of deep empathy and keen insight developed by an almost stubborn insistence on staying actively involved in seemingly disconnected fields, including the creative arts, business, psychology, leadership, organizational design, and philosophy. Peter majored in music composition at Arizona State University. He is an in-demand trumpet player and recording engineer.

At Adobe Systems, Peter led an Agile transformation that enabled the shift to a subscription business model. He co-developed the Certified Agile Leadership program for the Scrum Alliance. He has trained, coached, and advised dozens of organizations to create outcomes that range from leadership development, to creating vision and strategy, to creating a culture of innovation, to clarifying and validating customer segments and needs, to reinventing business models and products, to creating high performing, Agile teams.

Peter is a Certified Scrum Trainer, a graduate of the ORSC coaching system, a certified Leadership Agility and Leadership Circle coach, a certified Innovation Games practitioner, and the co-founder of the Humanizing Work company. He is an avid reader and idea-combiner. He is a firm believer in the power of range and a growth mindset. He spends his working hours dedicated to nudging the world of work towards a more human-centric, meaningful, and prosperous future. He spends his other waking hours enjoying time with his wife and five kids, running, hiking, playing golf, and making music and visual arts.

Richard Lawrence Photo of Richard Lawrence

Richard Lawrence’s superpower is bringing together seemingly unrelated fields and ideas to create new possibilities. Drawing on a diverse background in software development, engineering, anthropology, design, and political science, Richard trains and coaches people to collaborate more effectively with other people to solve complex, meaningful problems.

Richard is a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer, as well as a certified trainer of the accelerated learning method, Training from the Back of the Room. His book, Behavior-Driven Development with Cucumber, was published by Addison-Wesley in 2019 (for more information, visit

When he’s not working with clients, you’ll often find Richard cooking, playing music, practicing Muay Thai, or flying down a mountain on his mountain bike.

Private Workshops

Bring this training into your organization! Public courses are great for individuals or small groups to grow their skills in a cost-effective way. But there’s nothing like a private workshop that just includes people from your organization. Private workshops allow you to dig deep into your unique challenges and opportunities.

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Intro to Great Facilitation
Sep 27, 2021
9:30 am MDT - 1:00 pm MDT

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