January 2015 General Meeting

Secrets of Facilitation:

Take a Facilitative Approach to Process Improvement

Presented by Michael Wilkerson

Wednesday, January 21st at 6PM
7000 Central Parkway, Suite 570, Atlanta, GA 30328


(location details provided below Eventbrite link)

About this presentation:

As IT professionals, it’s important to treat your users as customers. This means being a business partner – not just an IT partner. How do you do that? Michael Wilkinson, Certified Master Facilitator and Founder of Leadership Strategies, shows you how to facilitate user relationships into trusting client relationships.

Learn how to communicate in the same language while gathering information and scoping, build trust and consensus, and recommend powerful solutions – all by taking a facilitative approach to process improvement. 

Topics include:

  • Project Management versus Relationship Management
  • 5 Cs of Trust
  • Defining the Need

About Michael Wilkerson:

Michael Wilkinson is a Certified Master Facilitator™ and the Founder and CEO of Leadership Strategies, Inc. Michael is author of bestseller The Secrets of Facilitation, The Executive Guide to Facilitating Strategy, and CLICK: The Virtual Meetings Book. He is one of the nation’s leaders in the facilitation industry, a board member of the International Institute for Facilitation, and founder of the FindaFacilitator Database. He has been awarded both the Certified Professional Facilitator and the Certified Master Facilitator designations for experience and demonstrated expertise in facilitation. In 2003, he was named Facilitator of the Year by the Southeast Association of Facilitators for contributions to the field. Prior to Leadership Strategies, Michael spent eight years with Ernst & Young's Management Consulting Group. Michael is a High Honors graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Mathematics and Social Sciences.


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Food and refreshments will be served!

Location details and further instructions:

7000 Central Parkway
Suite 570 (on the 5th floor)
Atlanta, GA 30328

Location is provided by CCCi and is located in the same building as their head office. Please park in the visitors section of the parking garage.  Once in the lobby, take the second elevator bank to the fifth floor and proceed to the conference room, following the signs. Click here for a Google map of the meeting location.

Meeting agenda:

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking & Refreshments (arrive early, bring business cards and resumes!)
  • 7:00PM - 7:15PM Announcements
  • 7:15PM - 8:15PM Presentation & Questions and Answers (time and presentation permitting)
  • 8:15PM - 8:25PM Post Presentation Announcements & Raffle Winner(s) Drawing


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