Roundtable Training

Change header to “Facilitator Training”……Become a trained PeerSpectives facilitator and learn the protocol, tips and tricks for running an effective and productive roundtable. The skills you pick up will also serve you well in other areas of your professional and personal life.

Who should attend PeerSpectives facilitator training?

Those who plan to facilitate PeerSpectives roundtables are required to obtain training by the Edward Lowe Foundation under an active license. First-year licenses include training for one person; cost is $300 each for additional trainees or those wanting a refresher when renewing your license in the future.
Individuals who are responsible for marketing and recruiting roundtable members are encouraged to attend training to learn the ins and outs of PeerSpectives. The knowledge you receive will aid in developing marketing materials and answering questions from prospective members.
PeerSpectives has benefits beyond facilitation. The protocols are ideal for leading group meetings. Individuals who seek professional development may attend training for $800 per person. If facilitation opportunities arise later, a PeerSpectives license will be required and training fees cannot be refunded.

What does PeerSpectives facilitator training involve?

Training is held at the foundation’s Big Rock Valley retreat center. Sessions run for two nights and three days and are offered twice yearly:
March 23-25, 2021
November 9-11, 2021

NOTE: The foundation’s facilities are currently closed due to COVID regulations. Training is instead conducted virtually using video conferencing until further notice. Please contact us for more information.

Day 1

Guests arrive between 3 and 5 pm. A light dinner is served at 5:30 pm. Training begins with introductions and an orientation at 6 p.m. and runs through 9:30 pm. Included is a look at second-stage companies, and the qualities you should be aware of when offering services to them. Depending on weather, either a campfire or indoor fireplace is set up for networking. This interaction is encouraged to make the most of your peers.

Day 2

The PeerSpectives protocol is examined in detail. Learning is conducted through videos, presentations and practice in small groups and individually. Again, either a campfire (weather permitting) or indoor fireplace is available for post-session networking.

Day 3

The training culminates in a final practice session. Each participant performs the role of facilitator using a roundtable case study and receives feedback. Training ends at noon.

Note: Throughout the training, attendees participate in small and large group discussions as well as experiential exercises. The foundation focuses on second-stage companies and creates programs to benefit their growth. For that reason, PeerSpectives training assumes roundtable participants will be second-stage business owners, CEOs or presidents; however, the protocols may be adapted for other audiences.