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Mastermind: Groups for Success

Mastermind, or peer-to-peer advisory, groups are found in all aspects of development today. Some team members participate outside our organizations but bringing them into the organization helps maintain control and achieve the development, engagement and succession planning goals for your team. Internal talent development professionals are utilizing this format in house as an effective new avenue for learning and development activities. Well formatted and facilitated mastermind groups can build skills and camaraderie within teams, increasing employee engagement. At the same time, they will provide access to resources that might otherwise be unavailable to employees not in current leadership positions. But how do you get started?
Using proven techniques, participants will learn about the basics of the groups, how to get started, facilitation techniques and other process that help you get started. We will look at technology as a way to deploy the programs throughout the organization that makes facilitation easy.
Learning Objectives
·Understand the concept and benefits of mastermind groups
·Determination for membership
·Process and procedures for running groups
·Options for meetings including technology available
Recorded Apr 9 2019 27 mins
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    Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP
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    Using proven techniques, participants will learn about the basics of the groups, how to get started, facilitation techniques and other process that help you get started. We will look at technology as a way to deploy the programs throughout the organization that makes facilitation easy.
    Learning Objectives
    ·Understand the concept and benefits of mastermind groups
    ·Determination for membership
    ·Process and procedures for running groups
    ·Options for meetings including technology available
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