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Stakeholder Accelerator Workshops

In a recent article we addressed the ‘4 Simple Steps to Engage Key Stakeholders’.

Effective stakeholder engagement is at the heart of executing strategy well and one of the most effective ways to engage a diverse group of stakeholders quickly is through Accelerator Workshops.

These workshops are designed as targeted, interactive and engaging activities that will rapidly align a diverse group or multi-level stakeholders.  They can be used to facilitate alignment, creativity and decision making and; to generate key outputs.

Sessions can be held with smaller semi-aligned teams or larger groups that include stakeholders from across or outside of the organisation.  Accelerator Workshops are very effective at the start of a major project or as a tool to engage stakeholders at any stage of a key initiative or strategy.

Levels of engagement are fluid and maintaining appropriate levels of engagement requires creativity and effort.

Our Four Step Process includes: analysis; design; facilitation and the development of visual tools to capture and embed the shared thinking that takes place during steps one to three. The analysis and design stages are used to carefully craft activities for specific engagement outcomes and can be run in a variety of different ways.

Analysis

During the analysis stage the main focus is on the stakeholder’s current levels of engagement, awareness and alignment. Tools at this stage of the process will delve into the current behaviours, issues or concerns and in establishing the desired outcomes.  Questions we ask during this phase are:

  1. Who are the key stakeholders and how engaged are they?
  2. What are they currently saying, thinking, feeling or doing?
  3. What do we want them to be feeling, thinking, saying or doing?
  4. What strategies have already been used to engage them?

This stage highlights the tension areas, acceleration opportunities and creative gaps.  The more traditional considerations are also documented such as the drivers for this initiative, challenges, outcomes, what needs to be agreed upon and what needs to be validated or created.

Design

At the design stage there are a range of potential approaches that can be taken, recognising that interactive and challenging activities that connect emotionally are the most powerful ways to engage.

The design phase usually includes the development of multi-media and other visually appealing tools. We use a combination of technology and the more tactile ways to engage using traditional approaches.

Facilitation

Our facilitators are experienced at creating a trust environment within which the teams can find ways to connect and to establish shared areas of interest, expertise or concerns.

Effective facilitation pivots off a high-trust and safe environment and our facilitators are able to maintain rapport with a range of stakeholders, whilst managing the pace of the activity and achieving the outcomes set.

Strong participation and effective listening fosters critical thinking, removes blockages and stimulates creative thinking, to create solutions and to consider possible futures.

Visual tools

The use of visual tools during the facilitated session is one of the critical success factors in achieving alignment and engagement.

Having highly skilled individuals come together in this format creates unique opportunities to develop new ideas through shared thinking. Providing the visual tools to the teams after the facilitated event is essential to maintaining alignment and clarity on issues, objectives and outcomes.

Effective stakeholder engagement is an on-going challenge and opportunity for all organisations and doing it well ensures teams perform well.  

New ways to do this quickly and effectively can help organisations accelerate their strategic objectives.

If you would like more information on our Accelerator Workshops, Click Here.

4 Simple Steps to Engage Key Stakeholders

Tag Archive for: Stakeholder Engagement

Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation Lab

Introduction to the Janellis Critical Thinking Framework

Wednesday 15th September 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Join us for our in-person Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation Lab in the Bennelong Room at Level 15, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, on Wednesday 15th September at 4:30pm – 6:00pm.*

Joining this Lab will give you:

  • Insight into the Critical Thinking Skills used by Executive Leaders within your industry and outside, to tackle their most complex problems; and how you can develop your skills in this area.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, and share experiential insights and strategies to uplift capability within your organisation.
  • Opportunities to participate in a scenario to gain insight into new ways to engage a diverse group of people and enable team-based critical thinking within your project or team.
  • An understanding of how the Janellis 7-Step Process is used to develop Critical Thinking Skills to solve current challenges.
  • The opportunity to gain your Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation.

About Janellis:

Janellis works with executive leaders and project teams from ASX-listed organisations and government agencies, to uplift critical thinking skills, so they can rapidly adapt to changing circumstances and drive positive outcomes.

We do this through our Decision Support Tool and Critical Thinking Framework which is used to:

  • Provide a more robust and objective approach to decision-making.
  • Challenge assumptions, uncover blind spots and gain cut-through.
  • Enable deeper levels of thinking through complex problems to generate solutions.
  • Align and engage a diverse group of individuals.

Organisations use our Critical Thinking Framework to drive connectedness and collaboration within teams transitioning back to the office.

Participation in the Critical Thinking Lab will count as 40 points towards the Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation. More details can be found here Accreditation | Critical Thinking Hub

Attendance at the event will provide the opportunity to network with your peers.

*  There is no cost to attend

Click below to watch an introduction from Phil Preston, our Master Facilitator.

 To register, click below:

If you would like more information, please contact us:

visnja.majewski@janellis.com.au

Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation Lab

Introduction to the Janellis Critical Thinking Framework

Wednesday 22nd June 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Join us for our first in-person Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation Lab for 2022, to be held in the Bennelong Room at Level 15, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, on Wednesday 22nd June at 4:30pm – 6:00pm.*

Joining this Lab will give you:

  • Insight into the Critical Thinking Skills used by Executive Leaders within your industry and outside, to tackle their most complex problems; and how you can develop your skills in this area.
  • An opportunity to collaborate with leaders from a wide range of industry sectors, and share experiential insights and strategies to uplift capability within your organisation.
  • Opportunities to participate in a scenario to gain insight into new ways to engage a diverse group of people and enable team-based critical thinking within your project or team.
  • An understanding of how the Janellis 7-Step Process is used to develop Critical Thinking Skills to solve current challenges.
  • The opportunity to gain your Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation.

 About Janellis:

 Janellis works with executive leaders and project teams from ASX-listed organisations and government agencies, to uplift critical thinking skills, so they can rapidly adapt to changing circumstances and drive positive outcomes.

We do this through our Decision Support Tool and Critical Thinking Framework which is used to:

  • Provide a more robust and objective approach to decision-making.
  • Challenge assumptions, uncover blind spots and gain cut-through.
  • Enable deeper levels of thinking through complex problems to generate solutions.
  • Align and engage a diverse group of individuals.

Organisations use our Critical Thinking Framework to drive connectedness and collaboration within teams transitioning back to the office.

Participation in the Critical Thinking Lab will count as 40 points towards the Critical Thinking Professional Accreditation. More details can be found here Accreditation | Critical Thinking Hub

Attendance at the event will provide the opportunity to network with your peers.

*  There is no cost to attend

Click below to watch an introduction from Phil Preston, our Master Facilitator.

 To register, click below:

If you would like more information, please contact us:

visnja.majewski@janellis.com.au