Since all YPO Forum members are expected to play the Moderator role at some time, this training gives you a chance to get a clearer look at how your forum functions and how to lead it.
- Opportunities to take fresh ideas back to your forum, and to develop a plan to take your forum to its next level of functioning.
- Learn about the resources that are available to help you strengthen your forum.
- Discover how to effectively contend with challenging people and difficult situations that can arise in any forum.
All sorts of unexpected conundrums occur throughout the life of a forum.
- Moderator training allows you to explore these sorts of scenarios by reviewing case studies through wide-ranging discussions that lead to many “aha” experiences.
- These learning moments inform a more nuanced appreciation and deeper grasp of the sophisticated forum environment.
- You learn the ways that successful moderators turn threats into opportunities, advancing both individual growth and group development.
Forum org structures and templates are reviewed, and explained how to be put into helpful practice.
- You will learn about your own strengths and weaknesses, and how their effective management assists you in not only leading your forum, but also how these experiences translate those tools and skills into other areas of your life as well.
- You will develop a firsthand competency of the Forum Success Principles, Forum protocol, and effective norms from the moderator’s point of view.
Our WPO Dallas Chapter is appreciative of your excellent work in helping to kick off and facilitate the first meetings with new forums (both member forums and also NextGen forums). Members of the young adult forum were inspired, and told me you were terrific in helping them with the need for commitment, mutual respect and confidentiality. Recently, some of us WPO’ers were reflecting on how you bring a creative blend of support and challenge to forum work, so as to bake the learning without burning it. Thank you for walking us along that edge.
Bert is an exceptional teacher and an invaluable partner in our YPO Forum training program. What sets Bert apart is not his strong ability to connect a new YPO member to the core principles and values of Forum. Rather, it is his ability to help a YPO member truly experience the power of Forum as part of the training experience that makes him so special. I never hesitate to ask members to spend a whole day with Bert because I know they will leave that day energized by the power of Forum and even more excited about the value of YPO. Inviting Bert into your forum creates transformation. Indeed, it may prove to be the most transformative experience your forum will have.
Just a quick thank you for the Forum Fundamentals training yesterday. I have a much deeper appreciation for the concept and the beauty of what I consider to be a very exciting part of YPO. Your teaching style is at once informative and creative. “Playfully insightful” captures it for me.
Thank you for meeting with our forum. We were in a “make it or break it mode”. After taking the time to get recalibrated with our forum and recommitted to our goals, all of our members decided to stay with our forum. Since then, we have all put forth more intentional effort to prepare for our meetings and to go deeper in our presentations and updates. The value the members have been able to take away from our meetings has increased tremendously. I appreciate your help in getting us focused on the possibilities that we had in our forum that we had forgotten how to achieve. Thank you for your preparation for our meeting and for steering us to the realization that we wanted to achieve more and could achieve more from our forum experience.
I wanted to thank you for the training and coaching you conducted for our chapter. You were definitely the man for the job! I was very worried that one person wouldn’t be able to address all the different needs that our chapter had through a weeklong process with so many different forums. But your background and education proved to be EXACTLY what we needed. Your name continues to be brought up at our chapter events and we look forward to working together in the future. Thanks again for the successful training and moderating… let’s stay in touch.
Bert stands out amongst other YPO facilitators I’ve experienced over the years. I would recommend his expertise highly to forums interested in a powerful learning experience. Bert brought a very thoughtful and client centered approach to our forum retreat. It was just what we needed. Amidst some standing challenges, he skillfully facilitated a raw and natural working-through process. Bert was pleasant, affordable and accommodating, and I would highly recommend him to others.
Bert crafted an amazing YPO retreat experience, and he is a pleasure to work with altogether. We made great strides in creating a solid foundation for our group to build upon going forward. He makes magic seem so easy. Moreover, Bert’s communication skills are best in class. Whether your forum is well seasoned or just starting out, if you are stuck or you’re thriving, Bert will meet you where you are and take your group to the next stage.
Bert’s teaching mastery unfolds naturally. He puts you at ease and you trust him right away. His well-developed sense of humor is complemented with a breadth of knowledge that makes learning a fun journey of discovery.
Bert stands out amongst other YPO facilitators I’ve experienced over the years. I would recommend his expertise highly to forums interested in a powerful learning experience.
Thank you for facilitating our retreat. Everything that had been stuck moved along so surprisingly well. We accomplished what I’d only dreamed we could. And thank you so much for the bonus talks in the car which were eye-opening and mind-changing. Wow! Life is full of twists, turns, and surprises.