Forum Moderator Development

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.

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.

Bert has helped my senior management team and me personally. He aided each of our executives to become more aware of our strengths and weaknesses, and how to better play to each other’s strengths. He enabled us to see different options to resolve conflicts that we alone could not see. He assisted me personally by encouraging me to grow into the person he believed I could become. His wisdom has helped me see life another way; a fundamentally more beneficial way.

Reggie Dupre, CEO, Dupre Logistics, LLC., Lafayette, LA

For the years that Bert has served as faculty in our Notre Dame Integral Executive Education MBA program, he has offered powerful learning regarding the complexity of challenges that accompany real change. His areas of expertise involve his understanding of the hidden dimensions of the growth and development process, and how to bring communication skills, conflict management and taking broader perspectives to bear on otherwise intractable problems. Bert is congenial and well liked by the students and faculty, and his presence as a facilitator is complemented by the depth of his understanding of the nuances and sophistication of the Integral model. He is indeed a world-class expert in these regards, and our program has been fortunate to continue to learn from his many gifts.

Leo Burke, Program Director, Notre Dame

Bert is not only a world-class professional trainer, but he does so with a confidence that is complemented by highly attuned interpersonal sensitivity and empathic attunement. People are drawn to Bert as a person, enjoying his openness, authenticity and warmth. I would be delighted to furnish any further information, either written or via telephone, that might assist you in your decision-making relative to Dr. Parlee.

Rick Fort, President, ESM

As a large enterprise level organization moving towards increased global complexity, we needed larger, more empowering frameworks within which to manage our many complications and contradictions. Bert introduced us to Polarity Management and related Integral mental models, allowing us to have next level conversations with new stage concepts. Over the next few years with Bert serving as coach, facilitator, coach and consultant, our leadership team was much better prepared to negotiate the shift from a print to a digital foundation.

Vince O’Brien, President, ESM

In 2008 I was fortunate enough to participate in one of Integral Institute’s Leadership Seminars that was facilitated by Bert Parlee and other world-class integrally informed thinkers. I was so inspired by Bert’s leadership skills and presentation style that I invited him to participate in a transformative initiative being implemented by the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance. By means of executive coaching and staff training seminars, Bert pla…

Wayne Reid, Manager: Transformation and Implementation, Government of British Columbia, Provincial Services

Our “next generation” management team training program has been a much smoother process due to Bert Parlee’s expert leadership. There is no doubt in the owners’ mind that Bert has been successful in ways that went beyond the current owners’ thinking and training methods for their next generation team. We are delighted that things are working much better than expected due to Bert’s leadership.

Clayton Smith, CEO, Smith Management Inc., Dallas