Developing ideas and strengthening management capacity
facilitation allows organisations to be objective in their strategic
planning. It also allows decision makers the opportunity to explore
new areas and new approaches. Scenario planning, priority setting
and strategy building processes require independent facilitation
to be most effective. These sessions often involve groups of internal
and external stakeholders.
Scenes guides groups through issues using methods such as brainstorming,
identification and analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities
and Threats (SWOT), causal loop diagrams, affinity diagrams and
so on. Groups are guided through the analysis of outputs and prepare
a response to improve the situation. Issues are clearly defined
and procedures implemented to ensure all viewpoints are captured.
Scenes has much experience in working
with small and large groups. Mike is an experienced facilitator,
whether it is with a group of sixty for three days or a group
of seven for a couple of hours. His experience is with public
and private sector organisations, within Australia
and overseas, especially throughout Southeast
requires good people skills, being able to keep the group moving
along and motivated towards the purpose of the session and quickly
dealing with difficulties that might arise.
Scenes can design and deliver a learning
and development program to suit your specific needs to improve
the strategic management skills of your staff. Mike has had particular
experience working with a number of R&D Organisations in this
respect, including the Forestry R&D Agency in Indonesia and the PNG Forest Research Institute. Typical programs cover understanding
the external environment which includes scenario planning and
development of strategic goals, and understanding the internal
environment which includes priority setting and defining management
strategies to address areas of weakness.
and development programs are based on experiential learning with
extensive use of hands-on case studies.
has received highly favourable feedback from program participants
and program sponsors.