There’s training, and then there’s Creative Facilitation training!

Viv Mcwaters

There’s lots of things I can’t do well – way too many to list here – but I can cook a pretty good risotto and I can host facilitation training that’s memorable. Related posts: Creative Facilitation training Johnnie and I made this little video that describes our.

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Creative Facilitation – the Book!

Viv Mcwaters

It is always in ‘beta’, always a work in progress and no amount of requests for cookie-cutter approaches to facilitation can stand up in the face of the messy, unpredictable and ever-changing world of actual facilitation with living, breathing humans.

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Trending Sources

Group Works

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

Group Works. Welcome to the Group Pattern Language Project. The Group Works deck of 100 full-colour cards (91 patterns + 9 category cards) names what skilled facilitators and other participants do to make things work. Check out Group Works videos on YouTube!

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. You’ve guessed it: What I cannot do in French is facilitate a participatory workshop with 100 participants.

2015 71

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. Just as you start to walk out of the circle and let the group take over, a hand goes up “Excuse me, but what if no one comes to my session?” Facilitation Leadership Open Space

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Group Process Design Principles in Times of Turbulance

Full Circle Associates

The social sciences were dominated by a position known as methodological individualism, which treated all social phenomena as reducible to individual-level phenomena, as if groups were not legitimate units of analysis in their own right (Campbell 1990). Ready for a thinking ramble?

2017 25

Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

This one focuses on the facilitation aspects of the course! I want to kick this off with a quote from the amazing Beck Tench talking about facilitating online learning : Learning and change are super complex. This was your first time facilitating an online learning course.

2016 32

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 small group work, in general, working with an odd number is helpful because it creates an instability that keeps the group moving. Art of Hosting Collaboration Conversation Design Facilitation

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

Joitske Hulsebosch

I therefore completely understand that facilitators of learning and change processes and trainers/teachers can''t see the wood for the trees. I 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. I think there are many facilitators already doing this. Furthermore, as a facilitator of a group you can create a list for others to follow, participants or around a particular topic.

2015 87

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. The best interpreters in Net-Map are those that have developed the ability of being co-facilitators. Group membership is not a link!

2015 21

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., Canada Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. There will be time for lots of practice, feedback and facilitation support.

2015 20

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 ? I found this to be great examples and full of recognition as an online facilitator. online facilitation elearning

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!) Blended trajectories When designing trajectories with an online and face-to-face component you hence need to facilitate these transitions.

2013 73

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. In terms of deeper hosting practice Here is a link to a document i wrote a number of years ago called “Hosting in a Hurry” it can be a useful printout to hand to Occupy Groups to help them think about process.

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network. You can see the five questions here in the PDF –> The Edge o fOnline Facilitation MAFN March2015 4 Blog.) The group segued from aspirations to questions and how to’s. There were trainers in the group.

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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. Ning or LinkedIn group) to start exchanging online related to the topics of the trajectory. (3) E-coaching : You have worked for some time with a group of trainees f2f and the meetings are over.

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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. With the arrival of 2016, it is time to push ahead with that idea, and to that end, I am delighted to announce a new Meetup group in Christchurch called Office 365 for Business.

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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. Facilitation Improv Playback TheatreYou have to keep doing something long enough to notice what’s going on for you.

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! The deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant.

2012 36

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. Effective meetings Uncategorized #rosviz effective meetings engagement graphic facilitation Visual Thinking

2014 33

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. At 01:44 PM 12/22/2011, you wrote: Nancy – Last summer I agreed to facilitate a week of the change11 MOOC — I don’t know how to say no, I’m afraid.

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Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively

Elsua

Of course, I am talking about the role of the Community Manager , or Community Facilitator , which has been my preferred term from the beginning. Either way, the more familiar the community facilitator is with the subject matter that drives the community, the better!

2011 72

Connecting individuals in a large group meeting

Viv Mcwaters

Groups are strange beasts, made up of individuals – and no matter how often groups come together, each time they are unique, even if the people remain the same. What really interests me is the human connection between individuals that forms the glue of groups.

Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 We had a lot of fun with this activity as small groups not only described the topic as a metaphor, but also drew it on large pieces of paper. In plenary we took ideas from each small group until we had exhausted the information.

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. Graphic Facilitation Workshop 2011: Using Visuals for Effective Engagement. events graphic facilitation visual thinking

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., Facilitators, project managers, team leaders and members, town planners, teachers and anyone who would like to engage others beyond words. .

2013 34

Facilitation tips for improvisers

Viv Mcwaters

There’s also jargon around facilitation. One of my big insights at this year’s Applied Improvisation Network Conference in San Francisco was about how to explain some facilitation concepts to improvisers, especially those who are mainly theatre improvisers, and maybe unaware of some of the traps of taking what works well on the theatre stage onto the corporate or conference stage. The same is true of facilitating. Learn about the bones of facilitation.

Co-facilitating: how hard can it be?

Viv Mcwaters

Can you pick the co-facilitators in this pic? A few recent incidents have thrown co-facilitating into sharp relief and helped clarify some of my own experiences and expectations of working closely with others. Part-time co-facilitation just doesn’t work.

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online. It was my second time of being skyped into a session, the first time it felt like talking to a wall, but this time I even had the feeling I had some contact with the group. online facilitation

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. Faciliplay: Play as an Online Facilitation Technique (in discussion forums) by choconancy First of all, the members of the Fall 1999 Knowledge Ecology University (now defunct) Online Facilitation Course inspired me write this. They can be merged with some attention to group dynamics. Both are important parts of a group.

Applying Graphic Facilitation in New Contexts

Michelle Laurie

I wondered if graphic facilitation may be useful in this context and explained a bit about what I could offer. After each session, the facilitator will debrief with the women on key lessons they learned and the women will then share these with their networks.

What makes Facilitating With Confidence different?

Viv Mcwaters

After 13 days facilitation training with my mate Johnnie Moore I’m excited by what I’ve learnt. We focus on who we are as facilitators – presence, commitment, curiosity, noticing – rather than what we know – processes, techniques, activities. Facilitation

Facilitating for engagement in isolated communities

Viv Mcwaters

There are ways to facilitate meetings and events of all sorts that encourage participation and engagement. This week, while working in Papua New Guinea and helping community leaders learn how to facilitate in isolated communities, I’ve come to understand the following.

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?&#. 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. I once knew a facilitator who didn’t own a suit and he would tell clients that if they needed him to wear a suit then they’d have to find another facilitator.

The Power of Marrying Facilitation and Sector Expertise

Net-Map Toolbox

Last week I talked with my colleagues from the IFC , Sumit Manchanda and Anja Robakowski-Van Stralen , and Amit Nag (Net-Map facilitator) who have used Net-Map to facilitate their political economy analysis in setting up Public Private Dialogues in developing countries.

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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. A good facilitator is aware of both types of discourses and works to connect both. This way you focus on creating a core group based on involvement and intrinsic motivation, rather than by function.

2011 81

Small Group Creation Ideas

Nancy White

That doesn’t mean I, as a facilitator, cannot be inspired by techniques teachers use with children in their classrooms, right? Facilitators, be inspired! collaboration facilitationI believe in treating adults as adults.

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. What’s always bothered me about this can be explained by the principle of preferential attachment in networks (and yes, a group of people in a workshop is a network). Facilitation and equilibrium is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Facilitation Innovation

Community Managers and the Art of Facilitating Communities Effectively – Part Deux

Elsua

Great points altogether shared across by Glen, specially, the fun aspect of being a community facilitator, which helps us reintroduce, once again, the whole concept of fun@work , which I will talk about in an upcoming blog post, as I feel it’s got enough meat to discuss it separately.

2011 66

Facilitation Card Decks | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls&# involved in graphic facilitation , kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together. I have only played with them in small, informal groups and have not used them with clients.