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GREETINGS

 

We are excited to announce a terrific new partner location as well as another open enrollment graphic facilitation workshop.  The popularity of graphic facilitation has really taken off in the past few years and following a terrific workshop in February we are pleased to be able to work with Crowley & Co once again to bring this interactive form of facilitation to our customers.   

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

New Partner: Harbourtowne Golf Resort and Conference Center  The resort is situated on 153 acres of pristine waterfront property and can accommodate groups of up to 160 people with access to

more than 8,000 square feet of meeting space including two meeting rooms that overlook the Bay. There is complimentary wireless internet available throughout the property, each guest room has a waterfront view and is equipped with a 32-inch flat screen TV, and many of the guest rooms have a working fireplace or wood-burning stove for the cooler months.  With responsive staff, excellent facilities, and a variety of impressive meeting areas, this venue is an excellent choice for your next business retreat. www.harbourtowne.com  

 

Introduction to Graphic Facilitation Workshop

May 15-17, 2011 in Potomac, Maryland

Bring your meetings to life with Graphic Facilitation!  In this workshop, participants will learn simple graphic


techniques to increase participant engagement, organize complex thoughts, and facilitate strategic conversations - not to mention some tricks for creating great looking charts!  For more information, visit the registration site.  Register before April 11th and save $100!  This workshop is hosted by acclaimed graphic facilitator and Gooseworks' partner, Deirdre Crowley of Crowley & Co.

 


ARTICLES

 

Interesting research relating to problem solving and creativity.   How might you apply the results of this research in your organization?

 

Three Tricks for Solving Problems Faster and Better Written by Daniel Pink

 

Ever come up with a great idea for someone else, but find yourself stymied by your own problem?

 

Recent research by Evan Polman of NYU and Kyle J. Emich of Cornell may shed some light on why. In three sets of experiments, they found that when people solved problems on behalf of others, they produced faster and more creative solutions than they did when they solved the same problems for themselves.

 

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This article makes a case for the value of praise and positive feedback in the workplace.

 

Why Does Criticism Seem More Effective than Praise? Written by Linda Hill and Kent Lineback

 

When you coach someone or conduct a performance appraisal, where do you tend to focus? Probably on "opportunities for improvement," right? Sure, you mention some positive things, but we'll bet you spend much more time talking about faults and shortcoming.

 

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ABOUT US

 

At Gooseworks Consulting we specialize in team development through the design and facilitation of experience-based workshops. All of our programs are designed to be engaging and fun. Some are recreational and others are more results driven. Our skilled facilitators will work with you to design a program that meets the needs of your group and ultimately leads to the improved effectiveness of your team.

 

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BLOGOSPHERE: Gooseworks has not yet ventured into the world of blogging, but we would like to use this space to introduce you to some of our favorite blogs that we think you might like too!!

Informative blog written by renowned author and executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith, and his daughter, Kelly Goldsmith Ph.D., faculty at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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OUR PARTNERS: In an effort to best serve our customers, we have partnered with our favorite meeting locations to bring you well coordinated meeting services at venues you can trust.

www.kentmanor.com


www.harbourtowne.com


www.greatoak.com


www.maa.org


www.riggs.umd.edu


www.perrycabin.com


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CONTACT: At Gooseworks Consulting, we are always excited to hear comments, receive feedback, brainstorm solutions, entertain new ideas or answer questions!  For any of the above, please contact:

 

Phil Kiracofe

Chief Innovation Officer

Gooseworks Consulting, LLC

PO Box 38481

Baltimore, MD 21231

phil@gooseworksconsulting.com

410.952.5143

 

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www.gooseworksconsulting.com


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