Leadership Breakfast of Maryland

Doors Open at 7:00 AM
Session: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM. 
Feel free to stay and discuss the session until 9:30 AM.

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July 10, 2015

Leading Without Power: Be a Collaborative Facilitator to Implement Ideas

As consultants, we are typically hired to help clients resolve issues and solve problems. 

Sometimes we do the solving; other times we guide clients through solving their own. 

Unless we have direct paycheck and performance evaluation authority over our clients (probably not), consultants get the job done without “real power”. 

We in essence are hired to produce results with the equivalent of volunteers—willing or unwilling.

Leading without power requires a skill set that earns followers and elicits cooperation. 

Instead of management skills in a typical employer/employee relationship, consultants must engage in collaborative facilitation to gather information, thoughts, and feelings (ideas). 

Then develop solutions, determine and implement strategies, and encourage accountability to achieve long-term results.

Takeaways from the Session
  • Examples of getting results when you do not have ‘command authority’
  • Collaboration with the unwilling or unappreciative – is it possible?
  • Lessons learned – applicable to future collaborative projects?

About Our Facilitator:



Sylvia Henderson

Sylvia Henderson—Implementation Strategist and creator of the Idea Success Network, a program of her training and development company Springboard Training—shares with us the four competencies of a Collaborative Facilitation Professional™. 

This is a designation she coined and envisions consultants attaining to learn and put into practice the skills and tools necessary for leading without power to implement ideas…for your own practices and for your clients. 

Sylvia Henderson is Founder and CEO (Chief Everything Officer) of Springboard Training... "Your springboard to personal and professional development!" She works with entrepreneurs, professionals, and teams to help you get clear about, organize, and implement strategies that turn your ideas to action. Transform your ideas to IMPACT© with Sylvia’s workshops, speeches, online resources, books & CDs, and more! In the process she helps make your behaviors and mindset align with, or exceed, your business, career, or life goals for greater success in achieving your dreams. .

Contact Information

Sylvia Henderson 
Founder - CEO
Springboard Training
Email: sylvia@springboardtraining.com
Phone: 301-260-1538

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The Conference Center at the Offices of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, and Ecker, P.A.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
6th Floor
Potomac, MD 20854
(I270 & Montrose Road)
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Our Gracious Host/Sponsor: Shulman Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

Resolutionary Thinking

Focusing on solutions. Thinking creatively and tenaciously about outcomes. About what’s in your best interests. Getting matters resolved, so you can get on with what matters to you. That’s resolutionary thinking. And that’s made Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., one of the largest, most respected law firms in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 1972, Shulman Rogers was founded on a commitment to client service. Today, the firm’s roster of highly skilled attorneys and other dedicated staff members are all guided by that same commitment. A client-first approach. A smart, efficient practice. A relentless focus on problem solving. And an underlying compassion—for our clients and our community. It all adds up to resolutionary thinking. The kind of thinking you can count on from the people of Shulman Rogers.