15+ Year Pre-Construction Partnering Session Facilitation Services
Stellar Stakeholder Partnering Sessions
Pre-Construction Partnering Facilitation - Team Partnering LLC
Zen commands respect and knows how to get buy-in fromparticipants. He has a good feel for the "pulse" of the room anduses it to better facilitate a session. - Bob Bowden, Construction Operations Engineer, FHWA (Grand Canyon, Mather Point)
We provide Partnering session facilitation services with certified partnering facilitator for building, road, bridge, elevated highway, waterway and/or design-build projects. Partnering is a formal management process in which all parties to a project voluntarily agree at the outset to adopt a cooperative, team-based approach to project development and problem resolution to eliminate -- or at least reduce -- conflicts, litigation, and claims by focusing on best practices. The process is superior for project groups across most industries.
What is in it for you?
Every project has a Stakeholder Team, all the personnel responsible for working on its successful completion. Our sessions align partnering principles, team-generated code of ethics and a well-written mission charter with goals and objectives. Most importantly, we include an extensive issue resolution component that resolves the majority of challenges before the project starts. Zen Benefiel, Managing Partner of Team Partnering LLC, is a recommended partnering session facilitator that engages and inspires best practices, professionalism and world-class results.
Stakeholders develop proactive working relationships that meet and/or exceed project requirements through effective and timely communication. Projects often finish ahead of schedule, at or below budget, injury free with award-quality craftsmanship. Developing effective communication and problem-solving methods are equally important in facilitating people, places and things to work together better; achieving goals and objectives beyond expectations.
Strategic conversations create opportunities for excellence in performance; often shortening schedules and increasing profits with value-engineering opportunities. Partnering facilitation with Team Partnering brings the special sauce that elevates the conversation through engaging mindful practices. There is a technology that, when engaged, promotes leadership at an individual level of job performance.
Concise . Effective . Insightful . Productive
Cohesive teams reduce conflicts; fewer complaints - less... disruption, angry staff and workers and/or costly litigation. Cohesive teams garner premium results; injury-free product quality, time savings and value-added benefits for both owner and contractor. We spend time on details that matter, massaging your critical path for maximum flow.
Partnering Principles & Processes are applicable to ANY PROJECT or working project team in any industry.
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Partnering facilitations include Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Customs and Border Patrol, Federal Highway Administration, Departments of Transportation, National Park Services, Port Authorities, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and more. We are registered with the U.S. Federal government's System for Award Management (SAM). Download our Capability Statement
"Communication and conversation can solve nearly every challenge a team faces. It's how that conversation is crafted that produces the optimal experience, flow and award-winning results."
Zen Benefiel, MA, MBA - Chief Possibilities Coagulator at Team Partnering
Partnering Process Particulars
Principles of Partnering
We lead off with conversation on the principles. Crafting a Code of Ethics moves stakeholders toward engagement with transparency.
Charter - Goals & Objectives
A mission statement provides the foundation for how the work is accomplished. Goals and Objectives provide a measurable process.
Issue Resolution Process & Plan
Issues are identified, discussed to determine priority and timelines; defining details of people, places and things for resolution.
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I trained ADOT partnering facilitators for two decades, beginning in the early 1990s. Zen is an exceptionally well qualified partnering facilitator and manager of group processes. He is very effective watching group participants to ensure they are engaged and draws people into the process. He is very open, an excellent communicator and I enjoyed working with him. His experience and education make him an excellent choice for leading groups to consensus and goal accomplishment.
Stephen Clarke, M.A., P.C.C., B.C.C. Retired Executive/Leadership Coach
Partnering essentials are process-driven and defined as “a process of collaborative teamwork to achieve measurable results through agreements and productive working relationships.”
We focus on the partnering essentials - Quality, Communication, Issue Resolutions, Safety, Schedule, Teamwork and Relationships. Our process is concise, effective, insightful and productive. Of course, with a name like Zen you might expect a feature like The Tao of Partnering graphic, illustrating a mindful approach to stakeholder success. Expertise in applying the hard and soft skills is a priceless commodity.
Partnering essentials focus on the project vision and mission; directing your team's passion and purpose toward excellence in achieving project goals. Value engineering opportunities, often better than spec, are among the many benefits. Your deliverable is a cohesive team ready for excellence in performance leadership, followed by a written report that includes a Code of Ethics, issue resolution action plans & processes. Your showcase piece is a Partnership Charter signed by all stakeholders, a visible metaphor of having everyone on the same page.
Project results demonstrate higher personal performance and issues resolved regularly at the lowest possible levels, dramatically increasing work flow without interruption. Projects benefit from the increased productivity - happy people get more done with less supervision and often produce award level products on or ahead of schedule. Wise leadership utilizes partnering workshops to help ensure any project's success; proven to increase profits and reduce liabilities through creating effective working relationships.
We have facilitated partnering workshops from pre-design to shovel-ready plans. There is no better way to ensure a project's success than by using "partnering" to bring together project stakeholders and bond them in common purpose and solid relationships. Core values that create a solid foundation for the partnership are communication, honesty, integrity and trust.
Partnering Essentials Key Benefits
Creation of working 'Partnering Agreement'
Operational foundation created as 'Code of Ethics'
Incorporate the process of 'Active Listening'
Organizational Devotion to the Vision/Mission
Lead by Example Philosophy - Best Practice
Reduced Litigation - Increased Profits
Over two decades of facilitating partnering workshops across several industries and for a variety of purposes, with budgets ranging from $50,000 to $500,000,000. Participants enjoy the process of partnering. Stakeholders receive more than expected regarding action plans and successful issue resolution processes. Stakeholders move from potential conflict to coagulation; people, places and things working together for mutual benefit and award-winning products.
Below are a sampling of previous sessions for your perusal. Click on the photos for sharper images. Perhaps they will assist your facilitation choice. Each partnership is further rooted in the commitment to each other and the project by literally being on the same page; signatures of all the participants in the sessions. The goals and objectives of these partnerships will stimulate consideration. Projects range from DOD at Luke, AFB and the F-35 Operations and Maintenance Facility to a Raw Water Storage Impoundment for the City of Savannah, Georgia and the National Park Service Grand Canyon Mather Point Lookout and Village Redevelopment.
Zen Benefiel, MA, MBA
Bruce ‘Zen’ Benefiel Vitae
Business Consulting – analysis, execution/strategic planning, project management
Educating, Mentoring – individual, company, group – secondary and adult learners
Facilitation Services – organizational development and partnering
Event Developing, Planning, Coordinating – small to large scale private and public events
Television Producing – producer/host, procurement coordinator and media buyer
Supply Chain Managing and Resource Integration – aerospace, campaign, events, health foods
Sales and Marketing – education, graphic services, health foods, home improvements
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