Senior Consultant, Facilitator and Trainer
Development, Learning and Leadership | Facilitation of Meetings, Events, and Conferences
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Brin joined the Intersol team in 1996, following a highly successful career as an operational commander and pilot in the Royal Air Force. With more than 30 years of experience in leadership development, crisis management, strategic planning, project management, facilitation, public consultation and training, Brin brings to his clients a unique blend of motivational leadership and hard-won operational experience.
He uses real-life examples, practical models and a keen sense of humour to help people develop and grow into effective leaders and managers. Working with front-line workers and senior staff alike, he achieves lasting results through highly interactive group training sessions and one-on-one coaching. He is certified by the International Association of Facilitators as a Professional Facilitator, and he is skilled at helping groups of people effectively and efficiently work through difficult issues and realize their stated objectives.
Since joining Intersol, Brin has worked with a wide variety of public and private sector clients, as well as NGOs and not-for-profits. In addition to his regular facilitation and consulting work, Brin leads Intersol’s highly acclaimed facilitation training program, and in the last 20 years over 2,000 people have developed their own facilitation skills with his coaching and guidance. The following comment from a recent course participant says it all. “The past 3 days were awesome. Yours is the only course I have ever attended that had a “receiving line” at the end to allow everyone to personally thank the trainer”.
“All the World’s a Stage . . . “
Team leadership is both a role and a behavior, and the word “role” comes from the stage. Actors play roles and, like great actors, great leaders need to develop a repertoire of styles. The choice of style depends on two things: the needs of the task at hand, and the needs of the leader’s followers. The Leader… in the Lead
Case Study: More Effective and Efficient Meetings
Download a PDF Client: Public Service The Challenge: A group of public servants identified poorly organized and badly managed meetings as one of the chief causes of wasted time and frustration in the workplace. Intersol was asked to design and lead a learning workshop to enhance the staff’s confidence and ability to design and facilitate more effective and efficient meetings.
Tent Cards are a Key to Facilitation
An important line from the 1980s hit television sitcom ‘Cheers’ is “You wanna go where everybody knows your name” I can tell you that getting to know and use peoples’ names is not an option for facilitators – it’s a “must do” Tent cards can help – a lot – and it’s good to ask people to write their names
Facilitating Group Discussions
There’s a continuum in facilitation. At one end, you’ll find brain storming; a free flowing process designed to generate large quantities of information for subsequent discussion. At the other end, you’ll find well structured step-by-step processes that systematically lead a group from a start point to a destination. In the middle, you’ll find the bread and butter of facilitation; the