Meeting design, development and facilitation
Once you've experienced the power of NSRF protocols and activities in action, it's easy to recognize how they can transform other types of meetings and projects, even outside the context of a Critical Friends Group®
community. Overhauling a curriculum? Yes. Developing and promoting new staff evaluation structures? Certainly. Strategic planning? Definitely. Envisioning and building an entirely new school? Absolutely.“Don't try this at home” ... sometimes.
Also, unfortunately, administrators sometimes find their schools in the middle of politically charged situations or otherwise complicated dilemmas in the public eye. The administrators often need to call a public or school-wide meeting, and worry that they won't be able to walk the line carefully enough. The more delicate the situation, the more they wish they could call upon a skilled, independent facilitator “without a horse in the race” to lead it, and trust that that person would deliver what they need at the end.
national facilitators with our skillset and toolbox.Tell us what you need to be done, and we'll get you there.
Ideally, you'll first talk with us about the outcomes you're seeking, so we can help you design a program to meet those needs and arrive, at the end, with concrete results. We'll create an agenda of protocols and activities to achieve those goals and review that with you to make sure we're moving in the right direction.. Then we'll arrive to facilitate the meeting (allowing you to be a participant or an observer), following our agenda to achieve your goals and deliver actionable next steps.
Although administrators can work hard to be open and equitable, they aren't necessarily perceived that way. Having a skilled, neutral third party facilitating conversations and work groups allow the participants to trust the process. The administration won't be seen as having a hidden agenda, because every voice in the room is heard and everyone will leave the meeting understanding that progress has been made.How much will this cost?
If you have a crucial meeting that requires a delicate touch, a better question might be “how much will it cost if we try to do this ourselves?” But we understand your wondering. Prices for an NSRF national facilitator designing and conducting a meeting depend on the duration of the meeting or event, how much time we'll spend with you designing and polishing the plan, your location, and availability of the appropriate facilitator. In ballpark terms, prices run from $2,000-$5,000 for a daylong event, which includes all facilitator time and expenses including travel, lodging, and meals.
Do you have a problem for which we might be the solution?
Then call us, and we can help you figure that out. We're in the office 9-5, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, but can also be available for phone appointments outside those office hours. We'd love to help.