How to be a Visible Pathway Project Facilitator

18mins of audio Episodes

11mins of video Episodes

4 resource documents

Traditional consultants usually do two things:

  • provide the knowledge and experience
  • facilitate sessions and move the project along

The Visible Pathway Project provides the former, you the latter. To be a Project Facilitator you don’t need to have any prior facilitation knowledge nor expertise in the Project subject matter.

With zero prior experience you can help your company improve!

What does the Project cost?

Zero. Nothing. Nada. The square root of not very much.

The Project Facilitator role is extremely important for most Visible Pathway Projects hence we offer it at no cost.  Also, the skills and experience will also help the person chosen to be the PF as it will

Who is this project for?

This Project is for the person who is chosen, (or self-selects!) to be the Project Facilitator for your company. Most Visible Pathway Projects will provide more value for your company if there is a PF who is there to help organise and ensure that things are moving along as they should. 

The PF does not need any experience nor knowledge in any of the details of any of the Visible Pathway Projects that they will be facilitating. In addition each of those Projects also contain specific PF content in each Module to ensure that you can play your role easily and without any undue stress.

This PF Project consists of 4 Modules, 1 video and 3 audios. The first Video Episode should be watched together with the sponsor of the Project that you will be facilitating as it is focused on preparing for the Project in question.

Pre-requisites

Ideally the PF is:
  • a good listener
  • interested in people and the business
  • a good organiser
  • happy to speak up when needed, even to those more senior!
  • determined and reliable

Scheduling

The whole Project will likely take no longer than 1 hour but you’ll probably re-visit the content numerous times to refresh your memory. It is designed primarily for the person chosen to be the Project Facilitator, however you will need to involve the Project Sponsor (often the CEO) to work with you for about 30 minutes during the first Episode.

You must complete the Project before your company starts its first Visible Pathway Project to ensure that you are prepared to help your company achieve its goals.

Why a Project Facilitator & Project Sponsor are needed

This episode explains how you should prepare for doing a Visible Pathway Project.

WHY A PF AND PS ARE NEEDED

This episode explains how you should prepare for doing a Visible Pathway Project. This involves both the Project Facilitator and the Project Sponsor.

Project Preparation

This Episode discusses the things that you need to do to ensure that everything is ready for the Project to start.

PROJECT PREPARATION

This Episode discusses the things that you need to do to ensure that everything is ready for the Project to start.

Facilitating Group Exercises

This Episode looks at how best to facilitate the group exercises that are involved in a visible Pathway Project.

FACILITATING GROUP EXERCISES

This Episode looks at how best to facilitate the group exercises that are involved in a visible Pathway Project.

It includes discussion of the details of preparation for a group exercise session, how to set up the room and how you should conduct the session.

Project Management between Exercises

At a very basic level, one of the core parts of project management is simply making sure that what should be done, is actually done.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BETWEEN EXERCISES

At a very basic level, one of the core parts of project management is simply making sure that what should be done, is actually done.

This Episode looks at the best ways of ensuring that stuff happens!!

Why do we need a Project Facilitator?

A traditional consultant usually plays two roles when they engage with a customer:
  1. provider of the knowledge and experience necessary for the business improvement
  2. facilitator of the improvement, working with the team to ensure that work gets done

In a Visible Pathway Project the content provides the knowledge and experience, however you need to provide the facilitation. This short Project is to help prepare the chosen person for this Project Facilitator role.

What skills does a PF need?

The ideal PF has certain attributes:
  • a good listener
  • interested in people and the business
  • a good organiser
  • happy to speak up when needed, even to those more senior!
  • determined and reliable

You do not need any specific knowledge about the subject of the Project, don’t worry!

How does it work?

How to be a Project Facilitator is delivered entirely using the Visible Pathway online platform. It contains a mix of audio and video Episodes coupled with multiple downloadable resources to help you. All of the content is yours to re-visit and use in perpetuity so you can train multiple Project Facilitators if you wish. No external consultant is involved in the delivery, you self-serve everything online at your pace and the Project is totally free, simply log-in and get going.

How long does it take?

The whole Project will likely take no longer than 1 hour but you’ll probably re-visit the content numerous times to refresh your memory. It’s designed primarily for the person chosen to be the Project Facilitator, however you will need to involve the Project Sponsor (often the CEO) to work with you for about 30 minutes during the first Episode. You must complete the Project before your company starts its first Visible Pathway Project to ensure that you are prepared to help your company achieve its goals.

Who is this for?

This Project is for the person designated as the Project Facilitator for any Visible Pathway Project. The first Episode also includes the Project Sponsor (usually the CEO or equivalent). It’s totally free, simply log-in and get going.

I'm an experience Project Manager, do I need this??

If you already have Project Management experience it’s doubtful that this Project will teach you very much in a general, however there are some specific things that are important to Visible Pathway Projects. We think therefore that you should go through it anyway, just to make sure you don’t miss anything and look silly!

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