Modules & support

Join a series of targeted modules, consisting of 2 hour online workshops every week for 4 weeks, followed by the debrief session for support and positive improvements.

There are 5 modules which make up the course covering effective meetings and leading meetings, along with mastering and sharing those skills and experiences with others through a debriefing session and opportunity to engage in a community of practice to continue building skills and knowledge for effective results.  

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What you will learn

The overall structure across the modules focuses on the RapidConsensus model. 

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Background

RapidConsensus was originally designed by Waterfield in 1997 to help teams work together to optimally reach consensus on decision making to move forward.

Thousands of organisations, government institutions, communities and individuals using RapidConsensus have seen first hand how engaging groups through a collaborative framework results in a visible uplift in performance.

 

Sharing in the process allows clear communication, a common understanding, more creative solutions and better outcomes with your team and others.

It is successfully used across various meeting modes, having evolved for current remote and hybrid group environments.

There are 5 modules which make up the course covering effective meetings and leading meetings, along with mastering and sharing those skills and experiences with others through a debriefing session and opportunity to engage in a community of practice to continue building skills and knowledge for effective results.  

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Practical facilitation skills

RapidConsensus is a virtual training workshop, teaching you practical facilitation skills delivered as a series of 5 modules.

 

These workshops focus on applying the learning and knowledge to build on these skills through active participation. We encourage participants to give it a go, providing a space to practise within the sessions in online breakout rooms and real world experience.

 

These 5 modules cover the following areas;

  • Effective meetings

  • Leading meetings

  • Mastering and sharing skills

Skills & environment 

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Idea mapping 

Creative and constructive dialogues are free flowing, Idea mapping allows you to capture the essence of these powerful conversations and not hinder the flow. The resulting map shows the facts, relationships, and threads from where they came.

Active listening 

Surprisingly little listening actually goes on when people are talking in groups. You have to have exceptionally good listening skills to make sure the whole group benefits from the collective knowledge in the room.

 People reading 

People have different interacting styles and in order to create a ‘level playing field’ you need to be able
to read people’s styles and make it safe for them to engage freely in the dialogue.

Group dynamics

The environment people interact in has a significant impact on the quality of the dialogue. It is important therefore to know how to set up a room that removes the barriers to constructive conversations and maximises the group’s outcome.

 

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The RapidConsensus course has always been designed to impart a practical set of tools and techniques that encourages you to be competent and comfortable to use in the real world.

 

To enhance these skills and learnings we regularly host sessions where we share insights and best practices as well as answer practical questions from your experiences.

For instance when a group facilitation doesn't go quite to plan, we are able to share helpful tips to our extensive community on ways to improve and get the most out of meetings and group dynamics for optimal outcomes.