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Five Reasons to Engage a Facilitator

g43
About Facilitation g43 | April 2014

Abstract

It is g43’s view that the time has come when leaders and managers simply can't afford NOT to have excellent, focused and effective meetings and events. Here are g43’s five reasons why leaders and managers should engage the services of an independent facilitator for meetings that really matter.

What is Facilitation?

g43
About Facilitation g43 | April 2014

Abstract

Facilitation is a simple concept however can be difficult to understand. Facilitation, for example is not about training. The professional trainer uses 'methods' to structure group activities in such a way that the desired outcome is reached. This may be a strategic document or to formulate a consensed opinion of an idea or suggestion.

'Pure' or 'academic' facilitation states the facilitator should be entirely neutral not adding to the group interaction. However it is in our experience that the role of a facilitator can be augmented by not being neutral in two ways - 1) subject matter experience can in fact help the group when wide knowledge is not present in the group and 2) credibility - this is important to specific sector groups; for instance, airline pilots or musicians tend not to respond to group methods if the facilitator is seen as not to have any relevance or connection with their expertise.

Value Stream Mapping

Karen Martin and Mike Osterling
Recommended Reading McGraw-Hill Professional | ISBN-10: 0071828915
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Align your leadership team to deliver the highest possible value

Too many organizations today suffer from silo-centric behavior and intra-organizational conflict. Yet most don't understand what's holding them back from achieving outstanding performance.

Value stream mapping--an essential but underused methodology--is a proven approach to help you visualize and resolve disconnects, redundancies, and gaps in your value delivery system. More than merely a tool to eliminate operational waste, value stream mapping is a highly effective means to transform leadership thinking, define strategy and priorities, and create customer-centric work flow.

In this detailed guide, business performance improvement experts Karen Martin and Mike Osterling present a practical way to deeply understand how work gets done--in any environment--and how to design improvedwork systems.

You'll learn how to:

  • Prepare and engage your leadership team in the transformation process
  • Gain a deep understanding about your current work systems and the related barriers to delivering value
  • Design a future state that enables outstanding performance on all fronts
  • Adopt the new design and lay the foundation for continued improvement

Whether you are a novice, an experienced improvement practitioner, or a leader, Value Stream Mapping will help you design and operate your business more effectively. And if your organization already uses value stream mapping, this book will help you improve your transformation efforts.

Creative Scotland Recommended Budget Guide

Cultural Enterprise Office
For Arts Organisations Cultural Enterprise Office
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Useful Budget Guide/Advice

Certain programmes, like Artists Bursaries, are looking for the budget to focus on how award money will be spent (or expenditure). Others, like the Creative Place Awards, expect a focus on expenditure, but with some indication of what partnership income/funding one might be able to lever if an award is received. The majority however will require to fully outline both expenditure and income/funding – and most of Creative Scotland programmes will require that least 10% of the overall costs in cash come from sources other than Creative Scotland.

The first thing to do is thoroughly read the guidelines and application form for the programme you’re looking to apply to. This will enable you to note all the budget information that the programme requires you to submit.

The Cultural Enterprise Office is an organisation funded by Creative Scotland which specialises in helping creative people and organisations with a range of business support services. They produce a very useful Budget Guide which is an introduction to the key things you need to consider when drawing up your budget. This Budget Guide is available by clicking the download icon here.

Currrent Teaching

  • Present 1995

    Preclinical Endodnotics

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  • Present 2003

    SELC 8160 Molar Endodontic Selective

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  • Present 2010

    Endodontics Postdoctoral AEGD Program

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Teaching History

  • 1997 1995

    Preclinical Endodnotics

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  • 2005 2003

    SELC 8160 Molar Endodontic Selective

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  • 2011 2010

    Endodontics Postdoctoral AEGD Program

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  • 2011 2010

    Endodontics Postdoctoral AEGD Program

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  • 2011 2010

    Endodontics Postdoctoral AEGD Program

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At Yours...

Within the central belt of Scotland, we are happy to come and discuss your project.

Outwith that area, we would ask that our travel expenses are covered (will usually be by car).

At Ours...

Ours is usually a local coffee shop! Sometimes initial and follow-up planning meetings are best held off-site.

We'll buy you coffee and then we can get things organised.