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Achieve big goals. Forrest Training workshops can train your leaders to be more effective and successful. We can equip your leaders to produce better results and achieve big goals for your organization.
Make better decisions. Forrest Training workshops can help your leaders and team make better decisions. We can equip your leaders with unique knowledge about effective decision making and to use a better decision making process to produce better results for your organization.
Raise your strategy game. Forrest Training workshops can raise your team’s strategy game. Our workshops can help your team set strategies and move your organization to your shared vision of success.
Get results from meetings. Forrest Training workshops can equip your leaders with facilitation skills and train them to hold meetings that get results.

Having us lead an in-house workshop is great way to raise the skills and effectiveness of your leaders and team. Tap our knowledge and insights on leadership, decision making, strategy implementation, facilitation and meetings.

Workshop 1.1: How to be a better Board.
Use best practices and good governance, and foster involvement and accountability.
Workshop 1.2: Make your meetings great. How Boards and teams can work together for strategic, actionable outcomes.
Workshop 1.3: Using Robert's Rules of Order. The best method to get results from your meeting.
Workshop 2.1: Use the latest insights to be a great leader! Get better outcomes from your organization by using behavioral economics, psychology and more.
Workshop 2.2: Your and your organization can make the big decisions better. Learn about the 100s of traps that lead to bad decisions and how to make great decisions when it really counts.
Workshop 2.3: Develop strategies to transform your organization. Learn to use Fast Track Strategic Planning to develop your shared vision, goals and strategies, and initiatives and action steps to move your organization to your vision.
Workshop 2.4: Why strategy fails...and how you can make it work. How to avoid, recognize and overcome the many causes of strategic plan inaction and failure, and tools for making better strategy decisions.
Workshop 3.1: Facilitating successful meetings. You can facilitate great meeting outcomes by using this powerful process.
Workshop 3.2: Not your meeting? Get the results you need through "sidelines facilitation.“ Facilitation tools and techniques for professionals and subject matter experts who need decisions and results from meetings.

Workshop 1.1. How to be a better Board. Use best practices and good governance, and foster involvement and accountability

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. Board best practices.
  3. Chair and member duties and responsibilities.
  4. Traits of an effective Board.
  5. Member recruitment and involvement, and getting the work done.
  6. How to measure your Board's performance and avoid or mitigate big risks.
  7. Summing up and Q&A..
Time required: 5 hours / 6 hours with optional pre-workshop Board e-survey to assess Board status and issues.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.
  • Report on Board e-survey, if conducted.
Fee: $1,800 / $2,800 with pre-workshop Board e-survey, plus expenses.

Workshop 1.2. Make your meetings great. How Boards and teams can work together for strategic, actionable results.

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. The Bad Meeting: Eight traits.
  3. Robert's Rules of Order: The Framework.
  4. The meeting participant's role.
  5. Building a culture of trust: The seven dimensions of difference.
  6. Strategic meetings: How to assure that your meeting is strategic.
  7. The Great Meeting: Seven traits.
  8. Meeting Jeopardy, summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 4 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.
Fee: $1,600, plus expenses.

Workshop 1.3. Using Robert’s Rules of Order: The best method to get results.

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes: What are Robert’s Rules of Order? Why use Robert's Rules of Order for your meeting?
  2. 10 Robert’s Rules of Order basics.
  3. Robert’s Rules of Order definitions.
  4. What’s really important to know to use Robert’s Rules of Order with great success.
  5. Doing it right, practice, summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 3 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.
Fee: $1,400, plus expenses.

Workshop 2.1. Be a great leader! Use behavioral economics, psychology and more

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. The Bad Leader.
  3. Biases, traps and flaws that trip up leaders and those they lead.
  4. A system and tools for effective evidence-based leadership.
  5. The Great Leader.
  6. Summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 4 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Free e-copy (draft or final version when available) of Lee Crumbaugh's upcoming book, BIG DECISIONS.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.

Fee: $1,600, plus expenses.

Workshop 2.2. Big Decisions: Why we make them poorly. How we can make them better.

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. Why strategic decision making often goes bad.
  3. Often unrecognized decsion-making traps and biases.
  4. Four cases where bad strategic decisions led to bad outcomes… and why the decisions were flawed.
  5. Recognizing the limits to our knowledge: Going beyond rational decision making.
  6. Nine decision making tools.
  7. The iDECIDE decision making framework.
  8. Summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 4 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Free e-copy (draft or final version when available) of Lee Crumbaugh's upcoming book, BIG DECISIONS.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.

Fee: $1,600, plus expenses.

Workshop 2.3. Fast Track Strategic Planning: Develop strategies to transform your organization

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. Why to plan and why strategic planning often fails.
  3. Fundamentals of the Fast Track System.
  4. Smart pre-planning.
  5. Finding the shared vision and identifying the strategic gaps.
  6. Creating strategic goals and powerful strategies.
  7. Developing strategic initiatives and annual action steps.
  8. Finalizing the plan and setting the stage for successful implementation.
  9. Summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 4 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Free e-copy (draft or final version when available) of Lee Crumbaugh's upcoming book, BIG DECISIONS.
  • PDFs of two Forrest Consulting Strategic Leader research reports, Strategic Planning and Decision Making, Closing the Strategy Gap and The Promise of Strategic Planning: How Leaders are Delivering.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.

Fee: $1,600, plus expenses.

Workshop 2.4. Why strategy fails…and how you can make it work

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. The case for strategic planning.
  3. Two strategy success secrets.
  4. 13 best practices for planning success.
  5. Why planning fails: Bad practices.
  6. 16 planning problems and how to remedy them.
  7. The unrecognized problem: Bad decisions.
  8. How to make better strategy decisions.
  9. Summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 4 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Free e-copy of Lee Crumbaugh's book, Ahead: Strategy is the way to a better future
  • PDFs of two Forrest Consulting Strategic Leader research reports, Strategic Planning and Decision Making, Closing the Strategy Gap and The Promise of Strategic Planning: How Leaders are Delivering.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.

Fee: $1,800, plus expenses.

Workshop 3.1. Facilitating successful meetings. You can facilitate great meeting outcomes by using this powerful process

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. Planning the meeting.
  3. Setting the stage for the meeting.
  4. Preparing for the meeting.
  5. Facilitating the meeting.
  6. After the meeting.
  7. Review and discussion.
Time required: 10 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.
Fee: $3,200, plus expenses.

Workshop 3.2. Facilitating from the sidelines: Not your meeting? Get the results you need by using “sidelines facilitation” tools and techniques.

Training modules:

  1. Workshop objectives and desired outcomes.
  2. Problem: Lack authority but need results.
  3. Solution: Facilitate.
  4. Setting the stage for the meeting.
  5. Preparing for the meeting.
  6. Facilitating from the sidelines.
  7. After the meeting.
  8. Summing up and Q&A.
Time required: 5 hours.

Participants receive:
  • PDF of workshop PowerPoint presentation.
  • Handouts provided in the workshop.
Fee: $1,800, plus expenses.

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