Non-Profit Learning Lab in Halifax: Developing a Facilitative Leadership Style

Building on requests from Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia-Central’s last Leadership Lab on Partnership and Collaboration, Developing a Facilitative Leadership Style:  Appetizers to Get You Started! is all about strengthening your organization with active listening and communication skills.  Get a ‘taste’ of new strategies and tips for integrating a facilitative approach into your leadership style.

 Join us to reflect on and assess your active listening and communication skills related to effective facilitation.  You will leave confidently with a “taste” of new strategies and tips for integrating a facilitative approach into your leadership role.

During this session, we will:

  1. Differentiate between the characteristics of a facilitative leadership style vs a command/control leadership style.
  2. Discuss a “recipe” for when to use a facilitative approach within your leadership role.
  3. Describe “ingredients” for effective interpersonal communication and active listening, as they relate to facilitation.
  4. Identify personal goals for integrating a facilitative approach into your leadership role, particularly related to partnership building and collaboration.


When?   Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Where?   Halifax Central Library, Lindsay Children’s Room   Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

Cost?   CSC Member – FREE    Non-member – $25.00 (plus Eventbrite fee)

To Register?   Reserve your seat HERE:

The Facilitator:  Gerard Murphy

A naturally fun, dynamic and engaging facilitator, Gerard is passionate about creating space for people to engage in conversations that count – that is, conversations that have impact and stretch people’s potential for growth and success!

Gerard works nationally and provincially to provide facilitation, training and consulting services for clients within the voluntary, public and private sectors. He has over 25 years of experience

in community development, volunteer engagement and workplace learning.  He’s a lifelong volunteer and a previous leader within the non-profit sector.

Gerard lives in Halifax and is the proud owner of Barefoot Facilitation Inc.  Learn more about Gerard’s work at and say “hello” on Twitter @trybarefoot.

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