CF&C offers Community Connecting in Facilitating Group Dynamics
Our approach to Dialogue is TIMED
The acronym acknowledges that time needs to be invested in the process and that we strive to find an
honest rhythm in the process.
T is Truth. We seek our own truth by understanding our emotion and experience.
I is Intention. Clarifying our intention for the conversation keeps us focused and informs our approach.
M is Monitor the dialogue. Specific skills and practices support this work.
E is Explore mutual meaning as both parties speak and listen and test where they are arriving
D is Decide together what happens next.
Our work supports and even challenges people to connect ideas, to connect to the world around them, to
connect to other people, to connect to themselves and to connect to their strengths. These connections
invariably create community and make many other things possible as people become greater together than
the sum of their individual assets.
Meetings and Focus Groups
Use Vision ALIVE to give focus to the Initiation and Vitalizing stages of our approach:
Promote a Connected and High Performing Organization
Use Team ALIVE to give focus to Learning from observation, individual reflection and group reflection:
Whether trying to get past a road block or wanting an organizational health check up, teams can learn to:
You may choose to use an inventory to begin the conversation of dynamics in the group. Either the AMSP Apter
Motivational Style Profile (exploring reversal theory and the choices available to us) or the MBTI Myers-Briggs Type
Indicator might be useful to support this work. Many groups benefit from open discussion of the emotional intelligence
elements and how the elements are in play in their organization. The EQ-I Emotional Intelligence Quotient can serve
as a springboard for group discussion and individual development.
Leaders can reinforce a thriving organizational climate by:
You may choose to employ the ALPS Apter Leadership Profile System that provides insight into organizational climate
with 180 degree input. You may choose the Campbell Leadership Index, CL-I, with 360 degree input into leadership
parameters. We offer 360 assessments from The Center for Creative Leadership. And some find the emotional
inteligence EQ-i 2.0 useful. And some the MBTI. We can discuss if an assessment tool will add to your insights.
Other assessment tools are available.
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