EVENT: From Cat Herding to Facilitative Leadership with Steve Zuieback and Michael Grinder

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Micro Skills & Advanced Group Dynamics Leaders with the most distinctions and the most flexibility have the most ability to positively influence others and achieve better results –

Steve Zuieback

Steve Zuieback

Michael Grinder

Michael Grinder

The qualities of an effective leader are many. In this two-day program you will walk away with the maps of excellence that leaders use in answering and addressing the question, “When should I facilitate and when is it best for me to manage to get powerful results?”

Steve Zuieback and Michael Grinder have spent several decades consulting, facilitating and training international leaders. For the first time ever they jointly share their understandings and experiences in working with teams and organizations from around the world.

Steve is a facilitative expert – Michael is a pioneer in the arena of group dynamics and management. Because lifetimes cannot be poured into a two-day course, they will focus on the maps and skills that outstanding leaders use to navigate to excellence. The session will be highly interactive and the models and skills can immediately be implemented in your leadership practice. Two wonderful resources will be provided as part of the course fee – Fast Track by Michael Grinder and Diagnosis: From Theory to Practice by Steve Zuieback and Tim Dalmau.

What you will learn:

Micro Skills & Advanced Group Dynamics

Micro Skills & Advanced Group Dynamics

  • How to determine the level of functionality of a group or team based on observation of group dynamics.
  • How to determine the capacity of a group/team to tackle specific issues based on the issue’s level of complexity.
  • How to identify informal leaders and barometers in groups.
  • How to interpret and validate your observations of individual and group dynamics.
  • When and how to manage individual and group dynamics to improve results.
  • How to validate your interpretations of individual and group dynamics.
  • How to make the right intervention with the proper diagnosis of group dynamics.

Some of the topics covered:

  • Leadership map of excellence for group facilitation and management.
  • Diagnosing specific group dynamics based on predictable observational dynamics.
  • Assessing the level of complexity of tasks and issues for your team.
  • How to manage and facilitate the 5 most common group dysfunctions.
  • How to diagnose and manage individual, camps, whole team and whole system dynamics.

Dates: June 8 & 9, 2016 – in Victorville, California

Tuition: Regular tuition $675

Location: More details about hotel registration and directions will be sent after completion of registration.

Course Design:

This is a fun, fast-paced and highly interactive 2-day session. The course is a combination of brief lectures followed by modeling and practice by each participant.

Who should enroll?

This master class is designed for leaders, managers and supervisors who find themselves in challenging group and team settings. No prerequisites are required. This is a much more in-depth exploration of this important topic than is covered in the Facilitation Skills for Chaotic Time development program.

If you have questions about your qualifications for this Master Class, please contact Steve Zuieback at: steve@stevezuieback.com or Michael Grinder at: mga@michaelgrinder.com


Michael Grinder

Michael Grinder

Michael Grinder of Michael Grinder & Associates. Michael Grinder is a master of and renown expert in the power of influence – the science of non-verbal communication, non-verbal leadership, group dynamics, relationship building skills and presentation skills. As a pioneer in teaching others how to perceive non-verbal communication in a group setting and to influence others through the systematic use of non-verbal communication, Michael has spent his life working both in the corporate world and within education. Synectics, LLC has had the pleasure and honor of working with Michael over many years and is delighted to be associated with Michael Grinder and Associates as part of our professional partnerships. Please visit the MGA website to look at their variety of books, DVD and training programs.

Steve Zuieback

Steve Zuieback

Steve Zuieback is president of Synectics and a member of Dalmau Consulting based in Australia. Steve has extensive consulting and training experience with private business, governmental organizations, schools, communities and non-profit organizations in the areas of leadership, creative planning, change implementation, team development, and community building.Steve’s professional activities take him around the country and around the world. He has worked with Kaiser Permanente, BHP, ALSOC, Coles Group, Transport South Australia, Fletcher Building, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Riverside County Office of Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and over 50 school district in intensive leadership development and planning sessions. The key focus of work is in the area of building deep leadership and facilitation capacity within large organizations, especially in educational systems.

Steve has written Leadership Practices for Challenging Times, Facilitation Skills for Chaotic Times Process Flash Cards and the soon to be released e-book, Diagnosis: From Theory to Practice.Steve lives in Ukiah, California with his wife Joyce Paterson and he is very involved as a community volunteer in Mendocino County. He is one of several founders of MendoFutures, which is a volunteer-based organization that facilitates community dialogue and solutions on environmental, economic and social issues in Mendocino county.

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