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. Learn the tricks of the trade in two days packed with practical skills, confidence building and FUN!

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10 Basic Group Facilitation Skills

Viv Mcwaters

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. Facilitating is not for everyone. Here’s some skills that I think are important. Facilitators have opinions. It’s hard work facilitating.

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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. Learn the tricks of the trade in two days packed with practical skills, confidence building and FUN!

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Great meeting and art? Try Graphic Facilitation

Michelle Laurie

Lovely facilitator drawing by Nancy White, graphic facilitator extraordinaire. Effective meetings Uncategorized effective meetings Facilitation graphic facilitation Visual Thinking Workshops

What I learned about facilitating by doing stand-up comedy

Viv Mcwaters

And I think it’s an important question for those of us inviting others to step into the unknown, whether that be learning something completely new or putting their faith in us as facilitators. Here’s what I learnt about facilitating from doing stand-up about facilitation (how meta is that?):

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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 that’s what you want, that’s okay, just don’t call it facilitation! After all, process is at the heart of facilitation. Yet facilitation is so much more. It takes longer to develop the qualities and behaviours associated with great facilitation.

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.

Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy - I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Elsua

You gotta love serendipity, specially, when it is facilitated serendipity coming through to you, as if by magic, through your multiple daily interactions with your social networks, whether internal or external. “ What are your favourite tips on improving your own presentation skills?

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Learning from mountain biking skills

Viv Mcwaters

I’m posting it here for two reasons - because it’s amazing to watch, his skills take my breath away. And because it reminds me of passion, skills, confidence, practice, sharing and spontaneity. Tags: Facilitation Just for Fun

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Facilitation is hit and miss too

Viv Mcwaters

I’ve been reading about different approaches and processes in facilitation recently that proclaim their use will guarantee success, change, results, transformation and so forth. This is the skill and the art that facilitators bring. Facilitation

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Facilitator skills & knowledge in a learning 2.0 world

Viv Mcwaters

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals?&#. Nancy tackles the ‘meta’ skills that those of us who want to work in the world of learning need. Tags: Facilitation Learning This is an excellent post by Nancy White. It’s in answer to the question by Tony Karrer : “In a Learning 2.0

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

Elsua

The soft skills. Those skills that are hardly taught anymore when you are hired into a company and that, in most cases, are always treated, and considered, as a given. Again, touching base on the soft skills.

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4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals

Nancy White

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? As I start to write them, perhaps “skills&# is the wrong word.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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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.

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Survival guide for introverted facilitators

Viv Mcwaters

So while shy people might want to socialize but find it intimidating, introverts have the skills but can take or leave socializing. Facilitation might seems like an odd choice for an introvert. Extroverts also make great facilitators, and bring different skills).

4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

world, where learning and performance solutions take on a wider variety of forms and where churn happens at a much more rapid pace, what new skills and knowledge are required for learning professionals? As I start to write them, perhaps “skills&# is the wrong word.

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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. Community Leadership and Facilitation. 2) How do you help others take on facilitation and leadership roles?

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Facilitation as integration

Viv Mcwaters

This is the challenge of disruptive facilitation. I’ve always found lots of inspiration from fields outside of facilitation. “ There’s the message for facilitation! Right there is my latest, favourite description of disruptive and improvisational facilitation.

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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Skills for Learning Professionals Part 3 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

I’m long-winded on the topic of new skills for knowledge workers and learning professionals, even if I don’t quite understand what a learning professional is. Community Leadership and Facilitation This is my old stomping ground both online and offline.

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Open Space Technology Facilitation Training

Viv Mcwaters

It’s exciting to be offering Open Space Facilitation Training again with my friend Andrew Rixon in Melbourne on Wednesday, February 13. We like to think of Open Space as an operating system that underpins our facilitation and consulting practices.

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Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop

Michelle Laurie

Announcing the 5th Annual Graphic Facilitation Workshop. Imagine you are planning a project, facilitating a meeting or writing a report. This two-day experiential workshop provides the skills and confidence needed to use a range of visuals in your work and engage beyond words.

Facilitating informal learning: mindset, lifestyle and paying attention

Mathemagenic

It’s about habits, skills and environment that enable actions around the table (you have to know where that magazine lays to be able to bring it while it’s needed ;) and that make it a natural, seamless process.

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Facilitation Trends

Viv Mcwaters

One of the joys of facilitation is the opportunity to work across organisations and communities and observe similarities and differences. And I wondered what some of my friends and colleagues across the globe were noticing about facilitation, particularly the trends, and their hopes for facilitation in 2009. Here’s a wordle made from the responses to facilitation trends. That’s something facilitation can help with. Tags: Facilitation

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., If you are looking to improve your communication and engagement skills using a mix of text and visuals, this workshop is for you.

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Facilitating learning of our kids

Mathemagenic

Where are many ways to do homeschooling (and even unschooling :), so it’s often difficult to explain what exactly we do to facilitate learning of our kids.

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The skillset of a blended trainer or facilitator: technology is overrated

Joitske Hulsebosch

However, they do not feel equipped to apply these skills in practice. We underestimate the required skills In order to design a strong blended program, you need new skills. I believe the needed technology skills are overrated, but the other skills underestimated.

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Transforming your business with creative facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

For a long time facilitation has bothered me. I guess that’s a funny thing for a facilitator to say. I’ve never been comfortable with facilitation as a profession – it doesn’t exist on it’s own, or in isolation. Facilitation

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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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.

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

In the midst of facilitation training

Viv Mcwaters

Tomorrow we start week two of three weeks of facilitation training. I’ve been thinking about how this training is quite different from the sort of training I did when I first started facilitating way back in the dark ages (before the internet). Collaboration Facilitation Learnin

7 conditions for a great facilitated workshop

Viv Mcwaters

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. So relax and trust your skills as a facilitator and your intuition to know what will serve the group and the purpose. Facilitatio

Learning, community values and my skills – this is what I can bring to The Kootenay Coop Board

Michelle Laurie

In short it comes down to learning, community values and I believe I can make a strong contribution with my skills. I am both a technical specialist and facilitator. I am running for the board of the Kootenay Co-op and would love to have your vote.

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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!

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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.

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What does a facilitator of an online learning trajectory do?

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm helping different people to facilitate online trajectories. It's always funny to see that people who are experienced facilitators face-to-face are so scared for an online process. And then suddenly they see they can use the same basic facilitation skills online. Face-to-face facilitators are used to read the attention on the faces of participants, but online readership is invisible (though you can use statistics ofcourse, but that's more indirect).

Facilitators helping communities recover

Viv Mcwaters

Facilitator n. A person who makes a group’s work easier by structuring and guiding the participation of group members. Fran Rees, The Facilitator Excellence Handbook, Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer, 1998, page 11. . I used to think that it was best that someone with my facilitation skills should stay out of the way and let the trained recovery people get on with it, to let the rebuilding begin. Facilitators don’t have to wait.

[KMers] Training Community Managers and Facilitators

Elsua

It would also be rather helpful to go through for those folks who may be interested in online communities in general and who would want to learn a lot more about how they operate them and what it is like being a community facilitator / builder. For others it is sufficient to facilitate.

Acceptance in the Flow of Facilitation

Nancy White

I was taken by the post not because I am currently experiencing a broken heart, but because her three bits of advice seemed incredibly relevant to the practice of facilitation. It is easy to beat oneself up – and that rarely makes us better facilitators!