MasterCatalyst Mini-Class: Facilitating Effective Brainstorm Sessions

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Union Square
09:30 AM
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Do you need to facilitate group brainstorming sessions? Want to make sure you're set up for success?  In this MasterCatalyst Mini-Course, you'll learn key tips and tricks in getting the most out of brainstorming with others. This is a basic facilitation course, best for people with no formal training in facilitating or for folks who want a refresher. 
This half-day course will teach you how to plan and facilitate brainstorming sessions. It also counts as credit towards a MasterCatalyst Certification (see FAQ).
You will:

Learn how to set up for a successful brainstorming session
Get hands-on experience and coaching on facilitating a group
Learn about different styles of brainstorming facilitation, and how to choose an appropriate style for a specific session

You will leave with:

First-hand, visceral experience with facilitating a brainstorm
Tools for planning a brainstorming session
Methods for conducting brainstorming and narrowing
A certificate of completion for the MasterCatalyst Mini-Class:  Facilitating Effective Brainstorm Sessions
An inside-track on upcoming MasterCatalyst classes

Where is the training?

I've procured an amazing location for us near Union Square. It will be very inspiring, but you'll also spend a little bit of time outside in the surrounding area. After you register, I'll send specific address and information.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds available up to 30-days in advance. You can, however, transfer the registration to someone else.

Is it ok if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Absolutely. However, please let me know who the registration is being transfered from/to so I can keep the class list up to date.

What other classes do I need for my MasterCatalyst Certification?
You can earn a MasterCatalyst Certification from Developeople UX, LLC and join an elite group of innovation catalyst masters by completing the following 7 classes (or approved equivalents). 

You will need to have training in Facilitation (this class)
Planning and Facilitating Empathy/Inspiration Experiences [Register here]
Facilitating breakthrough ideation and narrowing (aka Beyond the Brainstorm)
Facilitating critical group conversations - Visioning, Strategic Planning, and Ambition/Crisis Challenges
Facilitating prototyping, concept testing & customer feedback
Coaching and Facilitating Lean Experimentation and Research Planning
Leading a Local Catalyst Community - Training and Tools


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