A brief summary of our purpose and training
Pinpoint Facilitation is based on Moderation Technik, a long established European group facilitation process, and uses Neuland equipment and materials to record ideas, discussions, decisions and action plans. The original concept has been further developed specifically to meet the needs of global audiences and is widely used amongst top Companies, Government Departments and NGOs throughout the world. The protocols ensure buy-in from participants and allow contributions from everyone – regardless of their rank, confidence and preferred working style. Diversity becomes a positive.
Using Neuland’s quality products the output from Pinpoint sessions is highly visual, immediately accessible to a wide audience and easily recorded using digital photography.
☛ it is a training, learning and facilitation method
☛ it can be used by anyone involved with one, to hundreds!
☛ the process supports the use of whole brain and multiple intelligence working and learning
☛ it allows managers, trainers, facilitators and teachers to employ their own preferred style, models and materials
☛ Pinpoint is stimulating, creative and highly participative ensuring total engagement Brain, Body, Belief!
Key advantages and benefits of the process that is:
Fast – reduces extraneous observations and tangential discussions saving up to 50% of normal meeting time.
Thorough – allows contributions from all delegates, regardless of rank, ethnicity, ability and disability, confidence and stops the ‘windbags’ dead! (without losing their motivation) and helps the more quiet individuals to come up with ideas and the confidence to make decisions. Everyone is involved.
Long lasting – using all the learning intelligences it enables everyone to access and store information ensuring complete buy-in and thus change happens – willingly.
The two day workshop outline:
- Introductions and agenda
- The brain – how we use it
- Working and learning with Gardner’s styles amongst other theories
- Sample Pinpoint session – facilitator demonstrates key techniques
- Step by step review
- First practice
- Review of day 1 and agenda
- Quiz – with a difference
- Preparation – top tips
- Design and framing questions
- Delegates prepare to present a session based around their own experience/needs
- Delegates run sessions with feedback from trainer and colleagues
- Certificates awarded
- On going support and future development opportunities
- Feedback and comments
The Key Principles of Pinpoint:
The Pinpoint methodology relies on the facilitator as a guide through the process – he/she is not a leader or director. The ideas, dialogue and conclusions must belong to the participants. No-one is forced to contribute verbally – all working styles are honoured and the facilitator is there to ensure all ideas are recorded, evaluated and decisions made. The methodology is based on whole brain working and supports theories about how people work, think and learn best. The process, techniques and application employ verbal, visual and kinaesthetic (physical) elements.
The Pinpoint method challenges facilitators, trainers and managers to review how they work with their groups. They are encouraged to hand over ownership of the session to the group. They should manage the discussion, moderate conflict and maintain focus. They should not contribute their own ideas, priorities or recommendations.
Some Pinpointers – past and current:
Jaguar LandRover, Robert Bosch, Cabinet Office, Ministry of Health, NHS England, Bath University, London Borough of Brent Tower Hamlets, John Lewis and Partners Novartis Bayer + Many, many independent facilitators, trainers and consultants.
The ‘Classic’ steps:
- Entry Board – to introduce participants and avoid ‘round the table’
- Road Map – a visual alternative to a formal listed agenda
- Trailer or Focus – a quick measure to get commitment and share views. Activity in the first minute!
- Card Call(s) – a form of brain-storming to gather ideas, key headings and priorities
- Measure – a quick method of evaluation
- Sub Groups – templates to allow sub groups to work together on their own with minimal intervention
- Gallery – a powerful alternative to group presentations
- Action Summary – a visual record of commitments to future actions or conclusions
Workshop Costs and Considerations:
In house training is designed for, ideally, 9 participants and can focus on key requirements of your business. In this way there will be an instant use of the process after the event.
£4,500 (+VAT) extra delegates can be accommodated but will reduce effectiveness by making day 2 longer or reducing time for personal practice. Extra delegates are charged at £350 (+VAT) up to a total maximum of 12 delegates.
- Pre-training information and preparation
- Training by skilled Pinpointer who uses Pinpoint in their own practice
- All training equipment and tools used during the workshop
- A full workbook including a photo record of the whole event
- On-going support for design and application
What’s not included:
- Venue (Space is essential – please liaise with us before finalizing)
- Facilitator accommodation (if required)
Open Workshops are held now and again at various venues across the country – restricted to 9 delegates. Your investment is £550 + VAT for the workshop – without accommodation. Where possible we will arrange for accommodation at the venue should you wish.
2023 dates and venues are:
Oxford: May 16/17th
London: September 12/13th
Manchester: November 14/15th
My guarantee: “I promise that if you feel these two days did not give you real value for money I’ll give you a full refund.”