Whether it is generating the best ideas, brainstorming the best solutions or making important life-and-death decisions for your organization, HummingByrd provides the right blend of strong business acumen and expert facilitation tools, processes and techniques to ensure your meeting objectives are met.
To ensure that your whole experience exceeds expectations, HummingByrd conducts detailed needs interviews to help you define your goals and objectives, which we then use to custom-design your meetings. Our designs include your agenda and activity flow, venue recommendations, room layout, materials and logistics.
Facilitation is part art, part science – feeling the pulse of the group dynamics, winning credibility, skillful questioning that moves the group along when it is stuck, having tools to overcome problems in idea generation and decision making, being able to resolve conflict as it arises. HummingByrd ensures that you benefit in the following ways:
* Greater time efficiency, productivity and enjoyment
* Increased participant connectivity and engagement
* More inclusive and strategic group decision-making
* Maximum participation and group buy-in
* Focused and structured teamwork and collaboration
* Offers neutral, third-party objectivity
* Shared ownership of results and action forward
A HummingByrd Case
Our Client (with international arrivals) came to us to design and facilitate an offsite Leadership Team Meeting & Workshop with over 25 participants. The purpose was to design a new company mission statement and accompanying values and gather new ideas to achieve their very ambitious 2020 business goals. To offset a potential communication issues, it was critical that they identify new ways to achieve connectivity and trust within the team, as well as build new communication channels to ensure quick and efficient movement forward. It was also important that the meeting environment be safe for all employees to share their ideas.
We designed highly interactive activities that would generate as many ideas as possible and engage the leaders in thinking about the company’s culture. The first activity involved the clarifying and agreeing where they were as a company and where they were going. Next, using the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership to get the creative juices flowing, we engaged the team in a series of interactive role-playing and teambuilding exercises where the leaders built structures out of recyclables representing their Vision for 2020. The last activity involved teams creating interactive presentations representing their expertise, vision and commitment to working together, as well as integrating each other’s ideas to successful reach their 2020 business goals.
The results of these activities included a detailed action plan and blueprint for new action forward to realize their 2020 Vision, all the while positively transforming their internal communication as a leadership team.