For all the corporate facilitators (or people working as an employee for someone else), how do you promote your facilitation skills? How do you promote new ideas, techniques, and capabilities you gain to others in your company?
There's so much value facilitation can bring to a company, I think it would be good for us to share the ways we promote ourselves and perhaps brainstorm on a few ideas we can all use.
Here are my top 3 ways to promote my facilitation skills at my company:
1) Through my Director to others. I have an amazingly supportive director that loves to talk to others about what I've done for our team. If you have a supportive boss, make sure to utilize them.
2) Other word of mouth. I've done workshops and retrospective sessions for senior managers at my company and have had others approach my because they heard what I have done.
3) Offer to help. I have offered to facilitate upcoming sessions for projects and other initiatives for others where I think I can add value. We are searching for a new ERP system, so I have offered to lead discovery sessions for requirement gathering to more than one person. The idea is to show others how you can help, so next time they think of you up front.
What are your top 3 ways to promote your facilitation skills at your job?