Linda Crill's Facilitation Services
Group or One–On–One Services
Improve Your Productivity and Move Your Business Forward
A facilitator’s role is to lead an individual or group in achieving their objectives. Linda has over 20 years of experience in the business world using her facilitation skills to help clients become more successful.
In our complex world it’s impossible to stay ahead of the competition and constantly reinvent our businesses and processes without collaboration with others inside our organizations as well as with external partnerships.
Ask any leader or professional about how much of their day is spent communicating with others in meetings and their response is most likely over 80%. But when asked how productive those meetings are at driving the organization forward, the percentage drops dramatically. The solution isn’t more meetings, but more effective ones. For critical meetings and for dysfunctional groups, a skilled facilitator trained in group dynamics and process facilitation can make a dramatic difference in their effectiveness.
Linda has has over 20 years experience in the business world using her facilitation skills to assist businesses, associations, and government agencies groups and teams become more productive.
Examples of Group Facilitation Include:
Faced daily with colliding agendas, different perspectives, multiple locations and ever-changing market places it’s normal for tension and conflict to develop between groups that need to collaborate and work together. Whether the breakdown is between internal groups or outsourced partners the cost to morale and productivity is similar. The solution is bringing key players together in a facilitated safe environment to air different perspectives, explore challenges, dialogue about possible solutions and then jointly create an agreements and an action plan to make sure the results are implemented.
Meeting, Conferences & Retreats
Business leaders facilitate many of their own meetings, but when they do, there is always the challenge of juggling two opposing roles. It’s difficult to facilitate a group discussion and simultaneously hold a personal opinion about the subject. This is the reason a professional facilitator adds value by freeing up the leader to do only one role. A facilitator using a variety of process tools can efficiently surface the group’s diverse ideas, lead discussions, and assist the group and/or leader in making quality decisions.
Specialized Content for Group Meetings Include:
- Strategic Planning
- Planning & Goal Setting
- Change Initiatives
- Team Building
- Mergers Between Groups & Organizations
- Building Collaboration/Conflict Resolution
- Process Improvement
- Focus Groups
- Management and Business Retreats
- Board Orientations
All of us in business are proficient at some skills, but lacking at others. The purpose of one-on-one facilitation is to (1) identify and strengthen skills sets that need to be developed and/or (2) sort out priorities that need addressing from the multitude of must-dos most of us face everyday.
The Types of One-on-One Facilitation Include:
Executive Strategic Session
The focus of this type of facilitation is to facilitate executives in being more efficient leaders and increasing productivity.
Individual Performance Assessment & Actions
Business leaders need every employee to be working to their highest potential. Often a leader recognizes a person on their team who is not working well with the entire organization. This IPA&F is a service offered to business leaders.
The process includes:
- Meeting with the leader
- A series of several interviews with the individual in question to identify areas of improvement and willingness of individual to make necessary changes
- Recommendation to leader about next steps
- If the areas of improvement can’t be rectified by additional coaching sessions, then the goal may become to help the person to transition to a different job within or outside the organization where they can succeed.
Praise for Linda’s Facilitation
“I have had the privilege of using Linda Crill for two important facilitations. Both times she has done an amazing job of coordinating details, directing conversation flow and commanding the attention of the audience. She is a professional to her fingertips!”Eileen CurtisPresident, Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce
“We were amazed by how effectively Linda Crill's partnering sessions were in resolving group conflict that arises when people from different corporate cultures work together. Not only does she facilitate groups in developing new ways of working together, but she makes sure they develop the skills and processes necessary to continue daily communications that keep breakdowns from repeating themselves in the future.”Bill DeCinqueFormer VP, Union Labor Life Insurance Company
“Linda came in at the last minute to help us organize and facilitate a large community event and she made a HUGE difference. Her ability to diagnose the situation and create an effective plan was impressive. Linda was involved every step of the way throughout the final planning and execution. I have no doubt we would not have been celebrating the success of this event without Linda on our team!”Steve GurneyPublisher & Founder, Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook