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Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

Facilitation is not linear. Part One: Why Facilitation? It also explores in more depth, elements of human behaviour and group dynamics.

2013 110

Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube! cards facilitation

Why do groups need a facilitator?

Viv Mcwaters

If the job of a facilitator is to get out of the way, why have one in the first place? facilitator can help identify the boundaries to an event.

2013 37

The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity

Chris Corrigan

Thinking that the facilitator has the answers is one of the biggest problems with the way people are entrained to relate to facilitators. Imagine: you have just done an elegant and energetic Open Space opening and you are ready to hand the process over to the group. Facilitation Leadership Open SpaceThis does two things.

2015 27

How my bad French made me a better facilitator

Net-Map Toolbox

I recently went on a mission to Cameroon, where one of my tasks was to facilitate a workshop with about 100 participants. image credit: [link].

2015 64

Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!

Michelle Laurie

I am very excited to be co-hosting the  6 th  Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop  in Rossland, BC July 13-14 th , 2015. What is it exactly?

2015 69

Facilitation and equilibrium

Viv Mcwaters

Some beliefs and theories in facilitation have always bothered me. What appears to be sane and sensible on paper, in reality, just simply don’t stack up when working with a real, live group of humans. Is it time to rethink our systems of facilitation and let go of the unrealistic equilibrium states some clients yearn for?

2014 24

Facilitation tips for improvisers

Viv Mcwaters

There’s also jargon around facilitation. The same is true of facilitating. Learn about the bones of facilitation. There’s an underlying architecture to different performance types, just as there’s an underlying architecture to facilitation approaches. FACILITATING WITH CONFIDENCE! Your turn.

Helpful facilitation resources for #Occupy groups

Chris Corrigan

If you are a part of an #Occupy group and are focusing on the facilitation teams, I’d like to offer you some resources from the Art of Hosting community. On my site are scads of Facilitation Resources for use. There is some amazing facilitation happening in the #Occupy world and people are learning on the fly.

Non-verbal communication for online facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

So how does this work for online facilitators and trainers. What should you do as a facilitator or trainer without this body language ?

The 10 basic online tools every trainer and online facilitator should know

Joitske Hulsebosch

therefore completely understand that facilitators of learning and change processes and trainers/teachers can''t see the wood for the trees. have good news: I can recommend a group of 10 tools that are so useful that each facilitator needs to know them and should be able to use them. LinkedIn - for groups Everyone knows LinkedIn.

2015 76

Ideal group sizes

Chris Corrigan

Second, a friend asked me the question “What is the idea group size for collaborative process?” Small groups can help refine and test good ideas, and large groups can help propagate ideas and connect them to larger patterns. In Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Design Facilitation

Facilitation training workshops

Viv Mcwaters

And – drum roll please – a brand new, never before offered, workshop: Creative Facilitation: It’s Not About You!

2014 20

Creative Facilitation in Melbourne Nov 26-27

Viv Mcwaters

make my living from facilitating, so I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and better, more creative, and more engaging ways to get the best out of people in a meeting. I’m hosting a two-day Creative Facilitation workshop in Melbourne on November 26 and 27. Related posts: Creative Facilitation – New stuff.

2015 22

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015

Full Circle Associates

Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 | Michelle Laurie rants and raves  reminds us that it is that time again… drum roll… Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015 Welcome to the 6th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 13-14, 2015 Location: Beautiful  Rossland, B.C., Take this course!” And it worked.

2015 19

Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011

Nancy White

Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011 ) We had a great time with the first version of this workshop in August of 2010 in BEAUTIFUL Rossland, BC.

Net-Map facilitation pointers: Links

Net-Map Toolbox

Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. Links. Loving.

2015 17

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

Viv Mcwaters

There are ways to facilitate meetings and events of all sorts that encourage participation and engagement. Facilitators. Use everything.

2013 34

Still learning about facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Here’s what I learnt about facilitating thanks to Melbourne Playback Theatre Group ‘s weekend workshop. What about facilitators, leaders, managers, speakers – anyone who has to stand up in front of a group? Helsinki warm-up: Finding your still moment in front of  a group. The opposite is true.

Facilitating the transition from online to face-to-face conversations and vice versa

Joitske Hulsebosch

Photo by sparkzy I participated in the online facilitation course by Nancy White (long ago!) The flow was gone.

2013 67

Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement

How to Save the World

Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out!

2012 37

Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

Michelle Laurie

wondered if graphic facilitation may be useful in this context and explained a bit about what I could offer.  An artist also volunteered. 

More graphic facilitation coming your way Sept 29-30th, 2014

Michelle Laurie

We had a fabulous time hosting 22 people for our 5th annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland this July. link]. Check it out:.

2014 47

Learning facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

Here I am in Madang in Papua New Guinea, preparing to deliver a five-day facilitation skills training to local Papua New Guineans who will take what they learn back into their communities. And if you scratch below the surface just a bit, people often want to know how to control a group – not that they’d ever say that explicitly.

Office 365 for Business – a New Meetup Group in Christchurch

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over the past year I have been doing a lot of work around the effective use of Office 365, and have been wanting to develop a group of people in Christchurch who are interested in making the most of Office 365 in their businesses and organisations. – 6.15pm Facilitated Discussion – Your Experiences, Questions, Observations.

2016 33

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network. The group segued from aspirations to questions and how to’s. love it.

2015 26

Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar. You facilitate the network to grow and innovate.

2011 66

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively


Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning.

2011 63

Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!

Michelle Laurie

Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C.,

2013 45

Tips for Facilitating a Week in Change11 MOOC

Nancy White

A friend asked me to share any tips I had after facilitating week 8 of the massively open online course (MOOC) Change11. Hiya Friend.

2011 40

Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups. Conferences FacilitationThanks Nancy!

Thoughts on group sizes

Chris Corrigan

While we were eating lunch one day, Nancy interviewed me on the subject of group sizes for a class she is teaching.

Social media: a new type of hammers for change facilitators in organisations

Joitske Hulsebosch

We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. thought it might be worthwhile to translate it.

2011 80

Just-In-Time Facilitation Support

Viv Mcwaters

You’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting – tomorrow, next week, soon! What if the group is polarised? Facilitation

Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 In plenary we took ideas from each small group until we had exhausted the information. Metaphors.

7 conditions for a great facilitated workshop

Viv Mcwaters

Be able to answer this question in a concrete, non-abstract way:&# Why is it important for this group to meet at this time?&#. 2. Remember that you are facilitating a workshop, not chairing a meeting, and participants deserve to know why they are there, when to arrive and when they can leave. Get a great facilitator. Do lots.

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

have only played with them in  small, informal groups and have not used them with clients. appreciate the facilitation tip. Boo hoo!

Faciliplay: Play as an Online Facilitation Technique

Full Circle Associates

Note:   Faciliplay: Play as an Online Facilitation Technique  was a post I wrote way back in the early life of this blog, before I moved to WordPress. A lot of those posts feel lost, so I’m picking a few and reposting them. They can be merged with some attention to group dynamics. Both are important parts of a group.

Facilitating learning of our kids


In practice that means that we are constantly looking for opportunities for meaningful activities, realistic settings and mixed-age groups.

Co-facilitating: how hard can it be?

Viv Mcwaters

Recently a client refused my choice of co-facilitator for budget reasons and offered one of his own staff (whom I had never met) to help out.