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Workshop: Feb 5, 2020

Facilitation Master Class

with Daniel Stillman 
& Douglas Ferguson

A hands-on workshop to sharpen your facilitation skills.

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Conference: Feb 6, 2020

Austin Facilitator Summit

featuring 16 
Master Facilitators

A full-day of expert facilitators sharing methods & activities.

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Workshop: Feb 7, 2020

Sales Sprints: Design Thinking & Facilitation for Sales

with Daniel Stillman 
& Douglas Ferguson

Accelerate and deepen your sales discovery process by leveraging the power of facilitation. 

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Want to bring the whole team to Control the Room?

Groups of 3-4 or more get 20% off

Groups of 5+ get 30% off

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*Group Discounts apply to the Conference on February 6th only

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+ All sales for Control the Room are final

+ The registered participant may invite another person to substitute their place in the workshop or summit (in which they are registered) at any time at no charge

Meet the Facilitators 

Control the Room Summit 

Master of Ceremonies

Douglas Ferguson

President at Voltage Control

Experiential Evolved 

Solomon Masala

Principal / Director at Source Consulting Group 

Seeing Past Your Me: How to Facilitate from a Place of Deeper Wisdom

Sunni Brown

Chief Human Potentialist at Sunni Brown Ink

Leadership Presence: Where Inner Work Meets Outer Story

Justin Foster

Co-Founder at Root + River

Story Stacks: Sharing Stories That Matter

J. Schuh

Design Strategist at Sabre

Designing Inclusive Collaborations to Leverage Team Diversity

Taylor Cone

Founder & CEO at Lightshed

Designing Online Meetings for Distributed People with Purpose

Hailey Temple

Services Lead at MURAL

It Takes Two:  Moving From Co-Presenting to Co-Facilitating

Vaishali Jadhav

Program Manager at Indeed.com

It Takes Two:  Moving From Co-Presenting to Co-Facilitating

Leisha Barnette

Director of Learning and Development at Juiceland

I’m an Attention Seeker: 

A facilitator’s guide to energizing groups

Johnny Saye

Innovation and Design Thinking Coach at Alliance Safety Council

Beyond Our Blind Spots - Seeing Context in a Changing World

Emily Jane Steinberg

Visual Facilitator & Scribe at Delineate Ink, llc

Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise

Dan Benedict

Digital Product Designer at IBM

Cyber-Physical Design Sprints within the Enterprise

Lee Duncan

IBM Enterprise Design Sprint Leader at IBM

The Inner Work of a Facilitator

Reagan Pugh

Facilitator at Voltage Control

Stick to Your Shit

Shannon Stott

Shannon Unlimited, Owner

Facilitate the Fun: Bringing Improv Into Your Facilitation Work

Jordan Hirsch

Director, Innovation at Phase2

Facilitation Meets Feng Shui

Lynda Baker

Founder and Principal Consultant at MeetingSolution

What is your Rest Ethic?

John Fitch

Chief Product Officer at Voltage Control

Uncomfortable Conversations: How to Facilitate the Unexpected

Erin Lamberty

Director, Strategy & Culture Change at The Design Gym

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions 

Kellee Franklin, Moderator

Founder/Chief Innovation Officer at Mindful Innovation Labs

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions 

Sam Schak, Panelist

Senior Project Manager at Handsome

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions 

John Hawley, Panelist

Workshop Wizard at JWH Enterprise LLC

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Jay Melone, Panelist

Principal, New Haircut

Dynamic Panels: Designing & Facilitating Meaningful Discussions

Shipra Kayan, Panelist

Remote Design Sprint Facilitator

Venue

Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701

1st Floor, Voltron Room

Accomodations

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About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

Facilitation Master Class

Learn tips and tricks from two master facilitators

In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll sharpen your facilitation skills through practice and peer feedback. Daniel and I will lead you through various methods, teaching why and how they work. You’ll get facilitation tips and tricks and learn how to incorporate these techniques into everyday meetings. You’ll end the day with a new way of looking at facilitating and the confidence to approach it with renewed energy and optimism.

It’s not just about a bigger toolbox, but developing internal resources that you can draw on to be a master facilitator.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The workshop will be activity-based with facilitation simulations and collaborative sessions. You’ll have the chance to try new facilitation approaches in a safe space.

We won’t just talk at you — you’ll learn through doing, work with other participants, and get feedback.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so you can learn from our experience running hundreds of workshops at some of the world’s largest enterprises.

Sales Sprints: 

Design Thinking and Facilitation for Sales

WHY 

Sales discovery is slow and inefficient...it’s easy to go down the wrong path and not always clear where real possibilities lie. Rather than spend weeks on interviews and synthesis, bring all your key stakeholders together for a powerful facilitated session. A Sales Sprint can jump-start your sales process or amplify your sales enablement efforts.

WHO

Early career professionals looking to learn the essential best practices that give a foundation for rapid enhancement.

Professional sales teams who want to apply facilitation and best in class design thinking tools to their approach

Senior professionals who want to amplify their existing skills through practice in a safe environment while gaining familiarity with the latest tools.

Facilitators who want to apply professional sales skills and frameworks in order to close more clients.

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Beyond the Prototype 

A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes

By Douglas Ferguson

Have you ever struggled to move a key innovation project forward at work? Based on his experiences running Design Sprints for top companies, Douglas Ferguson wrote Beyond the Prototype to offer practical advice for people shifting from discovery to realization. Full of stories from companies like Google, Liberty Mutual, and Adobe, this guide outlines six steps that every team should take to launch their vision. 

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About Voltage Control

Voltage Control is an innovation workshop agency founded by Douglas Ferguson, an entrepreneur and technologist with over 20 years of experience. With his unique combination of  expertise in technology, product strategy, and design thinking, Douglas offers trusted guidance to companies who want to jumpstart their product or project with an impactful innovation workshop. Based in Austin, Voltage Control designs and leads custom innovation workshops and Design Sprints, as developed by Google Ventures. 

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