Facilitating Assimilation Meetings

Everything you need to know to run a Leader Assimilation Meeting

Facilitating Assimilation Meetings

Duration: 53 min

Is there a disconnect between managers and employees? It's not uncommon for individuals to form misconceptions about each other, but when this tensions festers between managers and their employees, it can lead to low morale, engagement, and productivity and eventually to turnover and team performance issues. To combat this, business leaders and HR professionals often turn to the Assimilation Meeting, a facilitated meeting in which managers and their team members have an open and honest dialog, discuss mutual expectations, and walk away with firm commitments to one another and a better understanding of each other's perspective and intentions.

Now you can learn how to organize and facilitate these types of meetings. If you are an HR professional or a business leader who is interested in expanding your skill set as a leader of leaders, this course provides you with the know-how you need.

You will hear from Ed Gwozda, a senior organizational effectiveness consultant with over 20 years of experience facilitating leader development, an MBA, and a Master Black Belt designation in Lean Six Sigma. There are no abstractions here, just straightforward instructions and best practices for facilitating assimilation meetings that super-charge teams to perform at their best.

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Your Instructor

Dr. Gus Prestera
Dr. Gus Prestera

Gus has been helping organizations improve the capabilities and performance of their leaders and workers for over 20 years. For 15 of those years, he has run his own learning and development consulting practice and has worked with hundreds of client organizations ranging from pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare product companies to brokerage, banks, and insurance companies, from IT startups to long-established telecommunications service providers as well as law firms, retailers, hospital systems, and chemical manufacturers. In that capacity, he has led and collaborated with hundreds of employees, sub-contractors, and vendor-partners to deliver results for clients and their stakeholders.

Gus earned a PhD in Education with a minor in Management as well as an MBA, a BS in Marketing, and a Certified Performance Technologist designation. He has taught Masters-level courses in Instructional Systems Design and Change Management. He frequently delivers live and virtual workshops for leaders at all levels, regularly publishes and presents on these topics, and is a recognized thought leader in the talent development industry.

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About Ed Gwozda

Ed has over 25 years of experience in selecting, developing, training, and coaching leaders, having worked in the pharmaceutical, life science, nutritional, human services, retail, and not-for-profit markets. He drives performance improvement within organizations through action learning and individual coaching in lean leadership and effective team problem solving. His work is driven by a belief in the concept of monozukuri wa hitozukuri – the art of building things by building people first.
Having begun his career as an R&D scientist, Ed went on to become the head of sales and marketing teams in the US, Eastern Europe, and the Netherlands. With a breadth of experience in Sales, Marketing, Training, Commercial Operations, and New Product Development and Planning (R&D and Commercial), Ed has had particular success in the creation and leadership of high-performance teams that were known for execution as well as in the development of leaders.
In combination with his studies in chemical engineering, chemistry, and philosophy, Ed holds an MBA and is also a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. He has a wealth of knowledge in how to make leaders and their teams more effective. In this course, he applies that know-how to the process of facilitating assimilation meetings.

Go ahead and add this valuable skill set to your capabilities. Being able to facilitate assimilation meetings will enhance your ability to foster team effectiveness and leadership development.

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