When you need to make critical decisions in a fully-collaborative setting, skillful facilitation is the most effective way to reach consensus.
And you will find no better facilitator to lead this process than Dr. Mike Armour, SLDI's founder and managing principal.
Dr. Mike excels at facilitating groups and meetings whose purpose is to
He is extensively trained in the same techniques of guided facilitation which have proven successful for decades in challenging cross-cultural consensus-building and sensitive international negotiations.
When Dr. Mike facilitates your meeting, it stays focused and on track.
. . . Dr. Mike combines probing questions and well-timed summaries with firm reminders to keep the overall facilitation moving forward.
If comments turn to side issues or irrelevant details, he quickly brings the group back to more vital issues. And he readily deals constructively with anyone seeking to sabatoge or derail the process.
. . . Dr. Mike brings a unique blend of competencies to the process:
Ethics and Integrity:
. . . were developed during decades of service in church and non-profit settings, where building consensus across a volunteer community is essential for success. Formally trained as a facilitator, he excels in facilitating groups that need to achieve high-value outcomes.
Today he regularly facilitates meetings in both profit and non-profit organizations, particularly in arenas such as articulating vision, planning strategic direction, defining core values, and working through difficult ethical issues.
. . . results that will last. To attain lasting agreements, he believes that the participants must be satisfied at three levels:
While working diligently to bring about a satisfactory outcome, he is equally diligent to maintain process integrity and to provide an atmosphere of openness and respect toward everyone in the group.
This approach can make your next facilitated meeting a great success. When you are looking for an artful facilitator, think of Dr. Mike Armour and the LeaderPerfect® services of Strategic Leadership Development International.