A facilitator is someone who supports a group of people in working together to achieve specific objectives. They are experts in frameworks and tools that help people have difficult conversations, explore complex work agendas, hold generative brainstorming sessions, or create actionable plans.
GRID Impact’s approach to facilitation is rooted in our core competencies of research and design. We believe in deeply understanding context and purpose so that we can design conversations and experiences that resonate with people and allow groups to achieve impactful outcomes.
An effective and high-performing leadership team requires diverse thinking, aligned priorities, collaborative partnership, and a shared sense of purpose. Highly skilled facilitation can help drive engagement, alignment, innovation, and connection at the C-suite and board level so that teams can execute ambitious agendas and visions.
At the executive level, a facilitator navigates difficult conversations, explores and defines objectives, and helps make complex work agendas more concrete and focused. In multicultural and diverse settings, facilitators can help diverse constituencies find shared understandings. For teams experiencing challenging dynamics, facilitators can work in the emotional and personal domains to support both “the individual” and “the collective”.
Building new organizations and programs tasked with driving catalytic systems change across an entire sector or region demands strategic focus, effective communication, and coalition-building. Our facilitation work has allowed us to support some of the most ambitious social change organizations and projects as they set audacious agendas and hope to change landscapes for hundreds of millions of individuals.
GRID offers a range of tools, techniques, and approaches that can be applied to board meetings, organizational and programmatic strategy development, client meetings, training sessions, executive and team retreats, and any group interaction that requires intentional collaboration, purposeful conversation, and measurable outcomes. Over the last several years, we’ve seen the tremendous value of integrating Executive Facilitation with Executive Coaching. We offer Executive and Leadership Coaching services to support the personal development pathways of high-performing leaders.
If you want to explore using Executive or Strategic Facilitation & Coaching to help your leaders and organization develop a new program area, have a difficult conversation, plan for the future, or anything else, please get in touch so we can explore the opportunity together!