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The Agile Facilitator’s Toolkit - An Introduction

The Agile Facilitator’s Toolkit - An Introduction

Agile wisdom tells us that simple rules and tools promote flexible and effective response in complex situations.  This experiential Tri-Valley session introduces simple facilitation tools that can help you achieve desired results and high productivity with groups who are meeting to accomplish results in a range of settings.

Led by Susan Berry, MA and Randall Thomas, PhD, Partners - Aligned for Results, LLC


Larkspur Landing- Pleasanton

5535 Johnson Dr. | Pleasanton, CA 94588

We are looking forward to a great 2014 of Agile!

We'll be having light refreshments and snacks in addition to our networking before & after the event. This event will be free!


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Networking

7:00 PM - 7:10 PM: Welcome/ Announcements

7:10 PM - 8:30 PM: Speaker

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Wrap Up/ Networking

Cost: FREE!!! Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Tri-Valley ALN organizers and team


Learn about and practice facilitation tools that enable productive, focused meetings (and teams!) to achieve their intended results.

You will:

• Learn how to set up your meeting for success by:

a) using OARRs (Outcomes, Agenda, Roles, and meeting Rules) to guide and propel the meeting toward its desired results, and

b) designing your meeting space for collaborative interaction & team focus;

• Consider the facilitator’s mindset and how this role differs from that of participants and leaders in the meeting, and from the role of Coach and Mentor;

• Experience collaborative activities and discussion designed to build trust, foster innovation, and develop shared commitment;

• Use questions, listening, and visual records to focus attention, encourage collaborative thinking, and document what the team has produced;

• Meet a model of team development which enables you, as a facilitator, to think strategically about meeting targets, and how to engage participants in collaborating to reach intended results.

About Susan and Randy -

Susan Berry, MA, and Randy Thomas, PhD, are Partners at Aligned for Results, LLC, where they help people craft a compelling vision for their company, team, or community, and use engaging processes to bring their vision to life.  Those they serve discover and learn how to apply their largely untapped capacity to collaborate and create exceptional customer value.

As an experienced facilitator, instructor, and program manager, Susan’s quest is how to make the most of diversity while unleashing the energy of common intent.  She  draws on prior experience as UN World Health Organization Staff Development and Training Officer, Training Consultant for the US Office of Personnel Management, and Director of Ed/Tech Service for Rural Community Assistance Corporation, as well as training in facilitative leadership, advanced meeting facilitation and interactive conference design from Interaction Associates.  In addition to his research and technology background (a former Principal Investigator and fellow at UC Berkeley), Randy has taught and facilitated for approximately 30 years during work for UC, the UN, as visiting scholar and adjunct at several European Universities, and in private practice as a partner at Aligned for Results, LLC. 

Both are UC Berkeley Extension Agile Management Program grads, and have CSM®, CSPO®, NLP Practitioner, and Innovation Games® CCA certifications.  Randy and Susan find great satisfaction in working with people and companies that are open to exploring what is possible in their own productivity, in creating value for their customers, and in contributing to the well-being of their communities.


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  • Rajesh

    very interesting topic! Great presentation!

    2 · February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topic! Great presenters! Just wish there was more time to go deeper.

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Vikas

    Great topic. It was fun to meet and learn fellow peers in Agile world. Definitely worth the time.
    Great job Stacey, Meeta and Ravi.

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Bad cold, can't make it.

    January 29, 2014

  • Tich N.

    With much regret I can't attend due to a celebration dinner from a project just completed. But I look forward to your next session and hope to get your invitation. Thanks.

    January 28, 2014

  • Kamran K.

    Always have conflicts on Wednesdays. Wish if it was Tuesday or Thursday.

    January 27, 2014

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