Foundations of Facilitation

Foundations of Facilitation with Tricia Broderick and Michigan Technology Services


Michigan Technology Services offers instructor-led Foundations of Facilitation training, as well as other Agile and Scrum courses, through a partnership with Tricia Broderick.

In a pre-Covid world our training would take place at our location in the Farmington Hills/Novi area, 20 miles outside of Detroit, or at your location anywhere around the world. Our Agile workshops and Agile coaching sessions are now offered online/virtually, reducing your need to travel.

While many educators fly into metro Detroit to deliver Scrum and Agile classes at a hotel, and then leave, our core group of trainers and coaches live here, grew up here and/or support the local Agile community. We continue to sponsor regional Agile conferences and meetups. We have successfully run Agile Leadership, ScrumMaster and Product Owner courses for multiple teams from globally recognized organizations.

What is the Foundation of Facilitation workshop?

Many leaders have been told “the team is accountable”, “empower your team” and “collaboration is essential”. However, knowing these end goals doesn’t mean leaders have the skills to achieve these outcomes. So how do you get started? Well, there is no single checklist to the perfect skill-learning sequence for all leaders. But, one skill every leader needs is facilitation.

In this workshop, participants build context for why leadership needs to shift away from being the expert to fostering collaborative teams. Together, participants unpack various team characteristics for evolving into a high performing resilient learning team. Gain practice in a set of foundational facilitation techniques. And expect to analyze the value of professional coaching skills for leaders. All while, discovering new possibilities through learning and laughter.

To advance your leadership and teams, it’s time to explore the benefits of facilitation.

Workshop Topics:

Day 1 (four hours):

  • Why leaders struggle to accomplish the agile manifesto’s principles #5 and #11?
  • How does leadership shift for complexity? What skills are essential for leaders?
  • How does a team evolve into a Resilient Learning Team?
  • Explore and practice team assessments
  • Deliberate Practice Assignment

Day 2 (four hours)

  • How facilitation helps build collaboration and co-intelligence?
  • Explore and practice facilitation techniques
  • Demonstration of how the skill of professional coaching is valuable to leaders
  • Recommendations for a variety of next steps in your leadership learning journey



Recommended Texts

“Lead without Blame” by Diana Larsen and Tricia Broderick

Your Workshop Leader:

Tricia Broderick, co-author of Lead without Blame, will teach this workshop. She is a leadership and organizational advisor. Tricia has over twenty-five years of experience in the software development industry. Her transformational leadership, at all levels of an organization, ignites the growth of leaders and high performing teams to deliver quality outcomes. Tricia boldly role models putting people first. Her aim is to create inclusive connections and collaborations that challenge and support people in an authentic, vulnerable, and engaging way. As a result, she is a highly-rated trainer, coach, facilitator, and motivational keynote speaker. In 2020, she founded Ignite Insight + Innovation.

Additional Benefits of taking our Foundations of Facilitation course

Participants are eligible for Scrum Educational and Professional Development Units


Dates for our upcoming Foundations of Facilitation workshop will be announced soon.  While we are located in Farmington Hills the facilitation workshop will be virtual.

Please note that Tricia’s workshops typically sell out.  Our training sessions will be limited to 20 people.

Want an Foundations of Facilitation workshop for your team?

Private classes for groups are available upon request. Contact us by email or call 248-489-0408 for details.

For complete information on Agile and Scrum Training classes or to request a class date contact Michigan Technology Services. 248-489-0408

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