The Grove’s visual facilitation methods support memorable, productive meetings. We design and facilitate annual strategic planning sessions, decision-making meetings, not-for-profit board meetings, public meetings, leadership team offsites, cross-organization summits, virtual team-building sessions and more. Our tailored solutions draw from and integrate our meeting, teaming, and visual-planning facilitation methods.
In virtual sessions, we use interactive visual tools that pull participants into active engagement with the meeting content.
Real-time visualization is a key to high-engagement meetings. Our graphic recorders interactively document a group’s conversation on flip charts, large poster paper, graphic templates, murals, and other media, allowing everyone to see and understand the flow of dialog, decisions and agreements. After the session, the visuals become a touchstone and reminder of the clarity and momentum generated in the meeting, as well as the commitments that people made during the session.
In virtual meetings, we use visualization tools to capture the dialog. Participants see it unfold in real time through a web-meeting interface.
Get your virtual and blended teams working together more effectively. We are adapting our facilitative methods for distributed teams and work groups. We use a variety of interactive visual tools to engage participants in remote or blended meetings, including virtual graphic recording, collaborative document creation, and shared sticky-note boards. The visuals create a shared point of reference for dispersed participants, enabling them to sustain focus and produce effective results in a shorter time. Our best practices will help you collaborate successfully across functions, cultures, and time zones.
The value of The Grove's method of working is that the 40 people in this room represent at least 400 other people in the organization who are not here. The graphics let you tell the story to the people who need this information, so even though they were not part of the meeting, they get the benefit of following the thought process that led to the strategy conclusions. Dynamic graphic records tell the story of the meeting. Also, after we communicated the work at the strategic offsite, we displayed the graphic record in the hallways where employees gathered to have in-depth conversations about the work.