Jul 5, 2019
This week, Rebecca Sutherns is joining your host, Dan Neumann, on the Agile Coaches’ Corner Podcast! Rebecca Sutherns is a strong strategic analyst and Certified Professional Facilitator, trained in numerous facilitation methodologies. She has conducted community consultations, strategic planning, research and evaluation exercises for a range of clients in Canada and internationally. She is an Instructor of a Facilitation Skills course within the Conflict Management Diploma program at the University of Waterloo, the CEO of Sage Solutions (where she bring her expertise as a professional facilitator to help purpose-driven leaders align what’s important to them with what they actually do), and the author of her new book, Nimble: A Coaching Guide for Responsive Facilitation.
In this episode, Rebecca and Dan are focusing on all things related to nimble facilitation! Though her background is not in Agility, her insights around nimble facilitation greatly align with the Agile value of “responding to change over following a plan,” and apply to what Agile coaches do daily.
Tune in to get Rebecca’s insights on what facilitation is, what separates a good facilitator from an average one, how to bring a meeting back on track through nimble facilitation, what facilitation should look like after a meeting, her tips for creating psychological safety, and all about her new book, Nimble, and the key lessons about facilitation from there as well!
What is facilitation?
What separates a good facilitator from an average one?
How to bring a meeting back on track through nimble facilitation:
What should facilitation look like after a meeting?
In Rebecca’s book, Nimble, facilitation is broken down into these three phases:
Rebecca’s pro facilitation tips:
Rebecca’s tips for establishing psychological safety:
Mentioned in this Episode:
Nimble: A Coaching Guide for Responsive Facilitation, by Rebecca Sutherns
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth, by Amy C. Edmondson
Rebecca Sutherns’ Book Pick:
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World — and How to Make It Work for You, by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms
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