Shammara Estrada

Research Based Improvements to the Value Workshop Industry – Part 4
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Facilitation Best Practices and Temporal Strategies Thank you for sticking with us through the last three articles discussing the background, physical tools, and mentals tools for improving group facilitation. We finish the series with temporal strategies to keep your participants...
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Research Based Improvements to the Value Workshop Industry – Part 3
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Facilitation Best Practices and Processes and Mental Tools In the last two articles, we first discussed why and how facilitation has moved to include both in-person and virtual studies and then provided some physical recommendations for group facilitation. Now, we...
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Research Based Improvements to the Value Workshop Industry – Part 2
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Facilitation Best Practices, Processes, and Physical Tools The world of facilitation has drastically evolved within these post-pandemic days. Going from face-to-face, in-person workshops, to stumbling through entirely virtual environments and back, the realm of facilitation has grown beyond any limit...
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Research Based Improvements to the Value Workshop Industry
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An evidence-based approach to enhancing both virtual and in-person workshops The world of facilitation is fascinating due to the multivariate nature of the process. Focused research on group facilitation emerged in the 2000’s which set the stage to encourage future...
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Unveiling the Magic of Hybrid Facilitation
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Why what happens behind the scenes has a direct impact on the success of a meeting As the world continues to adapt to new ways of working in this post-COVID era, hybrid meetings have emerged as a captivating act for...
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Three Leadership Insights into Psychological Safety and Team Success
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Imagine the following scenario: You are in a meeting with ten other coworkers. Your team leader sets forth a plan for an upcoming deadline. The deadline is unrealistic, and you know it. You want to say something, but this team...
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Enneagram in the Workplace
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Empowering teams through insight and self-discovery What is the Enneagram? The word "Enneagram" comes from the Greek words ennea, meaning “nine,” and gram, meaning “what is written or drawn.” The Enneagram is an ancient typology that consists of nine distinct...
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Connection before content: Using the check-in effectively before starting a meeting
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Understanding where your teammates are can help improve the outcome In March 2020, I had the pleasure of facilitating a value engineering workshop with Marne Maykowskyj, who had recently joined VMS. During one of our breaks, she shared with me...
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VMS Hires Director for Growing Manufacturing-Focused Team
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Javier Masini, CVS, CPCEDirector VMS welcomes Javier Masini, CVS, CPCE. Javier has more than 20 years of experience in value engineering (VE), tear-down analysis, lean, and six sigma for the manufacturing and construction industries including automotive, healthcare and electronic consumer...
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VMS Promotion Announcement
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We are excited to announce the promotion of Jessica Combs to Director of Program Management. Jessica Combs,Director of Program Management In her 20 years with VMS, Jessica has held many roles within the firm—from value management assistant to technical editor,...
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