An advanced participatory leadership technology - "to constructively guide," to offer structural help, to achieve the optimized effect through hosting and guiding the team activity according to professional procedures and technologies. (The connotation of this concept includes coach, conduct, guide, cultivate, help to grow, make easy, etc.)
The concept of facilitation as an important soft-skill originated from the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), which is a private, not-for-profit social change organization, with operations in more than 30 countries and with a history back to 1950s. ICA has premium status as one of the pre-authorized Federal Service Suppliers with the US Government (CGS Contract #GS-10F-0314K). In 1994, a group of former ICA members established International Association of Facilitators (IAF) which currently includes more than 1300 members from more than 20 countries. ToP? (Technology of Participation) is the most mature facilitation skill set and was developed between 1966-1986 by ICA from their practical work in organizations, communities and businesses. Nowadays, many outstanding businesses in U.S. and Europe are quietly using facilitation technologies to enhance their own competency.
Also named "Roundtable Leadership" course ,is developed jointly by Wintop Consulting Group (shanghai), ICA, and IAF members based on ToP? to meet the needs of businesses. Participants will master a set of facilitative leadership and participatory management working methods to greatly increase their organization's collective wisdom and enhance their "Three Wintop Strengths - Participatory Energy, Group Synergy, and Cybernetic Strategy - to improve their organizational effectiveness and work efficiency.
Wintop FacilitationTM's major functions:
- To generate innovative, result-oriented mind set and accountability among employees through powerful communication skills;
- To build genuine and high quality consensus from the whole group about the organization's mission, vision and major decisions;
- To develop lasting commitment to strategic and action plans to ensure effective implementation;
- To solve real problems in participatory ways through practical cooperative action plans;
- To make positive impact to the organization through simple participatory quality improvement skills;
- To learn practical ways to grow into a real learning organization;
- To save time and money while maximizing collective intelligence and team synergy.