Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
“…We were most satisfied with the training that you and Janet supplied last year. Some of my staff said it was the best training they had ever attended on any topic!”
Ann Cottle, Business Process Manager – Program and Product Support
Sikorsky Aerospace Services
“I wanted to thank you again for giving such a valuable class. I held my first facilitated meeting last week to uncover additional cost savings in our already lean environment. In a 1 hour meeting, the team generated 101 ideas ! When I began the power start, the group was looking at me like I had three heads ! We are used to meetings where the boss talks at you for hours then everyone agrees with himher so we can just go back to work. About one minute into our first brainstorming session, the group broke loose! Their work was so impressive. Here are some of the comments I received from the feedback sheets:
- Very Well Run Meeting
- This was a great idea. My Cost HIAT team is looking to create our own team within our department and we plan on using some of these ideas to initiate brainstorming within our team.
- Proctor was very good and kept us focused and on time.
- I thought the questions were effective in generating a high level of response from the group.
- I found the meeting to be both structured and efficient.
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Tomorrow the results are being presented to the Senior VP of Sikorsky Aerospace Services. I would not have been so successful without your course. “
Phil D’Amato, CFO
On behalf of Gary and the rest of our executive management team I would like to extend our sincere thanks to you and Colleen for helping us launch our strategic planning initiative at Multiquip. There still remains a great deal of work ahead in preparation for the submission of a formal strategic plan to our parent company within the next few months. We’ll be in touch.
Brian Spencer, ACE Coordinator
“I wanted to let you know how delighted I am to have taken your Facilitation4Results course at the UTC Leadership Center in early December 2009. The first thing I did when I returned is cancel or significantly shorten all of my status meetings. Since then I have been using the skills that you taught me for every meeting that I organize from one-hour ACE planning meetings to three-day value stream mapping events. I have found that the productivity of my meetings have increased exponentially!”
Cindy Jones, Project Manager
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Thank you and Janet for coming this week. I really appreciate the skills you helped me build. We ate lunch in my facilitation meeting, and this is the most excited these managers and directors have been about what they are doing in a meeting. Makes me excited to do my job, for sure.
Thanks for a great training session. I learned a TON!
Greg McMaster, President
“Can’t thank you both enough for your hard work in assuring a terrifically successful training! I’m the old dog and I definitely learned a several new tricks. Can’t wait to facilitate my first meeting!
“You both would have been proud of Manish and Mike as they facilitated a great meeting with our supplier. Used all of the tools and you would have thought they had facilitated meetings that way for years! It was a thing of beauty!”
Joan Pierce, Manager ACE/Quality
Carrier Replacement Components
“I want to thank you for the inspirational training session you delivered in Farmington. Never before has a two-day training session flown by so fast and left me so energized! I will be recommending this course to my colleagues. You are a great team!”
Natalie Pelland, Manager, Business Development
…“I just completed a Facilitation course [Facilitator4Results] at the Leadership Center. The instructors, Bob Moir and Janet Danforth (cc’d on this note) were excellent. I entered the course thinking I knew how to facilitate meetings and left with a whole new paradigm to help me be a better facilitator.”
Ted L. Gardziel
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
“I am about to lead a major UTC improvement project, the biggest of my career, that will last the next six months. A team of 18 from all divisions of UTC and I have gone over your material for the last few days and I want to thank you. This is giving me the confidence I need and helping me to prepare.”