Creative Facilitation – the Book!
JANUARY 8, 2013
Facilitation is not linear. Part One: Why Facilitation? It also explores in more depth, elements of human behaviour and group dynamics.
John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation
JUNE 1, 2015
Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube! cards facilitation
Why do groups need a facilitator?
APRIL 2, 2013
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.
The simplest facilitation tip to build group capacity
DECEMBER 10, 2015
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.
How my bad French made me a better facilitator
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
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].
Graphic Facilitation 2015 – Skills, Innovation and Fun!
MAY 21, 2015
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?
Facilitation and equilibrium
SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
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?
Facilitation tips for improvisers
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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
OCTOBER 17, 2011
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
DECEMBER 10, 2012
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
JANUARY 13, 2015
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.
Ideal group sizes
MARCH 6, 2012
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
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
And – drum roll please – a brand new, never before offered, workshop: Creative Facilitation: It’s Not About You!
Creative Facilitation in Melbourne Nov 26-27
OCTOBER 4, 2015
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.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop ‘Rosviz’ 2015
Full Circle Associates
JANUARY 26, 2015
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.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop July 2011
JANUARY 6, 2011
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
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
Let me start sharing them with you too – starting with everything I know about links: Net-Map Facilitation Pointers: Links. Links. Loving.
Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities
APRIL 24, 2013
There are ways to facilitate meetings and events of all sorts that encourage participation and engagement. Facilitators. Use everything.
Still learning about facilitation
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
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
APRIL 5, 2013
Photo by sparkzy I participated in the online facilitation course by Nancy White (long ago!) The flow was gone.
Group Works Card Deck – A Joyful Announcement
How to Save the World
JANUARY 27, 2012
Here is our announcement: ——– The Group Works card deck , the first product of the Group Pattern Language Project, is now out!
Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts
JANUARY 12, 2014
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
AUGUST 12, 2014
We had a fabulous time hosting 22 people for our 5th annual graphic facilitation workshop in Rossland this July. link]. Check it out:.
APRIL 20, 2013
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
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
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.
A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters
Full Circle Associates
MARCH 18, 2015
MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network. The group segued from aspirations to questions and how to’s. love it.
Various ways to use social media as a facilitator or trainer
MAY 11, 2011
This is a blogpost written for a half-day workshop for facilitators with Sibrenne Wagenaar. You facilitate the network to grow and innovate.
Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively
APRIL 21, 2011
Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning.
Graphic Facilitation Workshop September 23-24, 2013 – Registration Open!
JUNE 14, 2013
Warming up at Graphic Facilitation workshop. I am pleased to announce that there will be a Graphic Facilitation Workshop in Rossland, B.C.,
Tips for Facilitating a Week in Change11 MOOC
DECEMBER 23, 2011
A friend asked me to share any tips I had after facilitating week 8 of the massively open online course (MOOC) Change11. Hiya Friend.
Connecting individuals in a large group meeting
MAY 4, 2011
What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups. Conferences FacilitationThanks Nancy!
Thoughts on group sizes
SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
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
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
We wrote this for the change facilitators working in and with organisations on change. thought it might be worthwhile to translate it.
Just-In-Time Facilitation Support
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
You’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting – tomorrow, next week, soon! What if the group is polarised? Facilitation
Participatory Facilitation Techniques
APRIL 6, 2012
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
MAY 30, 2011
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
JANUARY 28, 2010
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
MARCH 4, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
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?
APRIL 19, 2011
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.