About the Author - Johan Swart
Johan is a specialist business workshop facilitator. His focus is on the facilitation of strategic and operational planning, organisation design and other strategic decision-making deliverables. With his unique approach, he delivered thousands of these deliverables over a 30-year career, across the most diverse spectrum of organisations in the public and private sectors in Southern Africa.
All facilitation assignments ever commissioned to Johan, until the publishing of this guide, were generated through client referrals and repeat assignments. He is the developer of Diagknows™, an audience response solution supporting group decision making for participants assembled in a venue.
He is married with three children and lives in Pretoria, South Africa. He is known by clients for the unrivalled productivity of his facilitation practices during management workshops and the delivering of workshop results directly at session end; a practice that he introduced in 1985.
About the book - How to revolutionise your workshop facilitation practices: A guide to differentiate your workshop facilitation practices
The book offers a unique and practical approach to workshop facilitation that the author uses in management or business-related workshops. It is a “How to” guide for workshop facilitators wanting to differentiate their facilitation offering, and in doing so, become more productive and add significantly more value to clients.
The book is intended for workshop facilitators and business/management consultants acting as workshop facilitators. The author shares insights and experiences gained over a 30 year long career as a specialist workshop facilitator. He describes his approach, useful processes and technology required to enable workshop facilitators to provide workshop results documented in a professional report at the close of a workshop. Facilitators, managers and workshop participants will also benefit by the insights provided on workshop stakeholder roles, risks relating to facilitated workshops and challenges faced when engaging in joint planning workshops.
The book is a practical, to the point guide to how workshop facilitators can differentiate their facilitation approach to become exponentially more productive, value adding and sought after by clients. These differentiators are summarised in the author’s “PROST model for productive workshop facilitation”
The book contains all the “trade secrets” that enabled the author to facilitate thousands of workshops and workshop deliverables over a 30-year period, of which all these assignments were generated from repeat assignments and client referrals.
The book sets a new standard for workshop facilitators against which they can evaluate their current practices and service. Clients using facilitators will want to pass this guide on to their internal and external facilitators.
This will ultimately raise the bar for practising facilitators as they will, through application of the PROST model for productive workshop facilitation, become part of a new, growing breed of workshop facilitators that will revolusionise the way workshops are facilitated to the benefit of their clients.
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