Creative Facilitation – the Book!
JANUARY 8, 2013
Facilitation is not linear. Part One: Why Facilitation? Creative Facilitation – the Book! Start anywhere. Dive in.
Transforming your business with creative facilitation
DECEMBER 13, 2012
For a long time facilitation has bothered me. I guess that’s a funny thing for a facilitator to say. FacilitationTweet This!
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 is performance. Why this matters.
Creative Facilitation – the workshop!
MARCH 20, 2013
Creative Facilitation – the workshop! Creative Facilitation – the Book! Facilitation LearningOn May 1st. In Melbourne.
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? Why do groups need a facilitator? Facilitation
Open Space Technology Facilitation Training
JANUARY 2, 2013
It’s exciting to be offering Open Space Facilitation Training again with my friend Andrew Rixon in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 13.
Creative Facilitation Workshop February 27 – Bringing meetings to life
JANUARY 4, 2013
Enough people have asked, so here it is – a one day intensive Creative Facilitation Workshop. Facilitation LearningTweet This!
JANUARY 6, 2015
Facilitating is like rock balancing – you never know if you can do it until you try. Learn facilitation? Facilitation Learning
Facilitation training workshops
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
And – drum roll please – a brand new, never before offered, workshop: Creative Facilitation: It’s Not About You!
Facilitating with confidence
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Have you seen our Facilitating With Confidence video? Facilitating with confidence is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Facilitation
What is facilitation again?
JUNE 30, 2013
The latter seems more interesting, somehow… What is facilitation again? The post What is facilitation again? Facilitation
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 that’s what you want, that’s okay, just don’t call it facilitation! After all, process is at the heart of facilitation.
Facilitation in pictures
APRIL 24, 2012
In March I was delighted to facilitate a workshop at the Malaysian Facilitators’ Conference in Kuala Lumpur. Tweet This!
Facilitation is hit and miss too
JULY 18, 2013
This is the skill and the art that facilitators bring. Facilitation is hit and miss too is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Facilitatio
The meaning of words
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Even with a sample size of 14 responses*, there’s some interesting insights regarding word meanings and the use of language when facilitating.
Survival guide for introverted facilitators
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Facilitation might seems like an odd choice for an introvert. Extroverts also make great facilitators, and bring different skills).
What is the real work of facilitation?
OCTOBER 7, 2014
If you could draw a caricature of a facilitator, what would you include? What you probably wouldn’t see, is this: That’s because the most powerful work of facilitation is that which goes unseen. It’s what the facilitator is not doing. What is the real work of facilitation? Facilitation And so on.
The real challenge of facilitation
SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
This is good to remember when facilitating, or with a group of people at any time. Lowest common denominator, safe-as-houses facilitation. While it’s easy to focus on techniques as a facilitator, what’s more challenging for me is working on compassion and bravery. Related posts: FACILITATING WITH CONFIDENCE!
Facilitation tips and tricks for newbies
MAY 20, 2013
Today I was a guest with John James for a webinar about tips and tricks for newbie facilitators. Why would a group need a facilitator?
10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
I’m in the midst of facilitating a training for an INGO on incorporating mental health and psychosocial support into programming. Throughout this training the topic of facilitating groups within communities has come up and I’ve been asked to provide some idea of basic facilitation skills. Facilitators have opinions.
Creative Facilitation workshops in London Nov 6 & 7
OCTOBER 1, 2014
After our success in Melbourne and Amsterdam, we’re now bringing our Creative Facilitation workshops to London. Facilitation as Performance explores ways to keep your cool when in front of a group, how to calm your nerves and what to do when you don’t know what to do. Facilitation Learning Do one. Do both.
So you want to be a facilitator? Advice for the uninitiated.
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
The group you are facilitating is central – they are the ‘heroes’ of the workshop. Get out there and facilitate!
Break down to break through
DECEMBER 25, 2011
Our challenge as facilitators and leaders of these group discussions is to hold the group in their discomfort and move towards dialogue.
A games-free zone?
JANUARY 27, 2014
It’s a big responsibility being a facilitator. What is the point of ‘silly’ games, especially in a facilitated workshop?
The tyranny of the explicit
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Facilitation ImprovFor some, committing is difficult. Tweet This!
Action storming for tackling difficult people
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
I’ve been travelling in Kenya, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. Action storming from Viv McWaters.
What are the 3 big mistakes that Meeting Leaders make that keep them frustrated with drawn out meetings and a lack of enthusiasm?
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Of course, you can get more engaging and productive meetings by engaging a facilitator – like me! Facilitation Learning I bet it’s a lot!
Let the games begin
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Genevieve says, “As a theatre practitioner and wellness facilitator I have seen Improvisation Games achieve great things, while people have fun.
The games we play
JULY 9, 2014
Now add a facilitator , a games master, who keeps the game moving, counts down the time left for your decisions, and occasionally offers options, that might, or might not be helpful, depending on your situation. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. There’s time pressure – make a choice NOW!
Asking for help
JANUARY 24, 2012
And those of you who know me even better will know I’d give my right arm to have a facilitation buddy or two to hang out with, toss about ideas, egg each other on. Related posts: Still learning about facilitation Here’s what I learnt about facilitating thanks to Melbourne Playback. I quite enjoy helping others.
How to do more of what works
OCTOBER 14, 2014
Related posts: So you want to be a facilitator? Occasionally, someone will ask me how I became a facilitator. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. I didn’t plan it this way, it just happened, and now I have something to write about. Putting humans into space requires good planning. Please.
Let the music begin
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
We Don’t Need Another Hero (Tina Turner) – for all those facilitators trying too hard. Thank goodness for those devices, I say.
Travelling a different road
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
Facilitation as integration In his book Mindsight, Dan Siegel writes about integration as. I’m still waiting to do the Story Seminar.
Embracing reluctance cont.
DECEMBER 3, 2012
Johnnie Moore and I are about to release an eBook on Creative Facilitation. FacilitationEmbracing reluctance cont. Tweet This!
I tried something new
APRIL 2, 2013
I’m prone to trying new things when I’m facilitating with a group. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. FacilitationI make stuff up. I create processes and activities. I get an idea and figure the only way to test it is to try it. Does it work? Sometimes. Does it work for everyone?
On being a novice – again
AUGUST 17, 2014
I’m learning a new way of facilitating ‘inhabitable’ games. Occasionally, someone will ask me how I became a facilitator.
Remembering to learn from who, and what, is already out there
JULY 30, 2013
All of which got me thinking about improvisers facilitating. I wonder what improvisers (or anyone) can learn from facilitators?
APRIL 29, 2013
Related posts: Creative Facilitation Workshop February 27 – Bringing meetings to life Enough people have asked, so here it is – a.
It’s all about movement
JANUARY 6, 2012
I’ve written before about the importance of physical movement, and how this is integral to how I facilitate. Facilitation General Improv
Power and pain
MARCH 20, 2013
Funny business this facilitating with groups. It’s easy for people to see the power you have as a facilitator. Facilitation