Leader as Facilitator

Understanding how to be a leader as facilitator puts a number of imperatives to work in contemporary workplaces. Overall it’s about the culture of leadership that you create and how you support your teams using your capability to influence organisational culture.


The capability to facilitate is increasingly becoming one of this decade's critical skills for leadership in organisations. These elegant, collaborative and engaging capabilities are no longer just for trainers, presenters or group and process practitioners.

In-house consultants, Business Analysts, project managers, middle-level team and people leaders, as well as those new to managing and leading a team are seeing and experiencing the benefits.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Engage with a group or team
  • Draw information from that group
  • Help them collaborate to achieve an agreed outcome
  • Achieve outcomes
  • Boost engagement
  • Drive productivity
  • Encourage contribution

For experienced leaders, the landscape is also changing with leadership styles continuing to evolve and shift. The days of telling people what to do is gone – greater engagement, influence and impact is how leaders are getting things done.

And add to these changes the diversity of teams today – different ages, generations, cultures, languages, interests and motivations. Finding ways of engaging, involving and working with them is totally up to the leader, not the team or the individual. Expecting people to 'be engaged' is a cop out. Leaders of today need to elicit the involvement and engagement of their team.

People on your team need to feel like they want to be engaged in the plan, strategy and vision. They will contribute their input and give discretional effort if the environment is right. Leaders can do so much to create the right environment and set up the processes that will help that team work together and collaborate.


  • How to build on your existing skill sets
  • How to foster collaboration among individuals and across teams
  • How to help drive higher levels of individual and team performance
  • How to help achieve the team and organisational strategy
  • How to boost individual leadership capability - leadership is what you do when you're working with others, facilitation is a capability to use with others, no matter the situation


While all managers and leaders in your organisation can benefit from the ability to lead as a facilitator, these groups in particular may benefit event more:

  • New to a leadership role and wanting to build their skillset quickly
  • New appointees to major projects and programs of work
  • Team members who engage and consult with the community, different audiences, segments and groups
  • Business Analysts who need to engage with stakeholders across diverse units
  • Project Managers who lead diverse teams and need to get alignment and performance swiftly
  • Scrum Masters who use Agile and Lean approaches to project management
  • Community Engagement Leaders who run public meetings or community events and engage with users, customers, stakeholders and clients
  • People who need to lead diverse, remote or distributed teams across different sites or locations

About Lynne Cazaly

Lynne Cazaly is a speaker, author and master facilitator. She works with executives, senior leaders and project teams on major change and transformation projects. She helps people distil their thinking, apply ideas and innovation and boost the engagement and collaboration effectiveness of teams. Lynne assists organisations with creative and engaging facilitated workshops, skills development in creative and innovative thinking and  works with people to help them unlock the ‘entrepreneur inside’. 

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Leader as Facilitator


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