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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.

2015 71

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?

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Learning While Building eLearning: Part 3 – Facilitating Online

Full Circle Associates

This one focuses on the facilitation aspects of the course! This was your first time facilitating an online learning course.

2016 32

Facilitate! Don’t be a Clever-Bully

Net-Map Toolbox

to teach, is to facilitate a Net-Map session well. Well, maybe… or maybe you are just being a clever-bully instead of being a facilitator.

2013 50

Participating in our environment

Chris Corrigan

It address one of the fundamental problems in our society for me: that of the distinction between participation and consumption.

2015 11

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., Thanks so much to both of you!

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 ?

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 73

The participant who drives you crazy is you!

Net-Map Toolbox

I recently had the great learning opportunity to deal with a workshop participant who drove me crazy and rubbed me all the wrong way.

2013 29

A Webinar on Facilitating with Technology With 36 Co-Presenters

Full Circle Associates

MAFN is the Mid Atlantic Facilitator’s Network. Some are clearly self-defined as trainers, others as facilitators. I love it.

2015 33

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 76

The Changing Role of the Learning Facilitator

Jenny Connected

There is an intense discussion going on in the CPsquare community at the moment about the work of learning facilitators. Quite a few members of the CPsquare community work independently as community facilitators or for an organisation. So if there isn’t a facilitator in these environments, who does the organising?

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The participant who drives you crazy is not you at all!

Net-Map Toolbox

So, you read my post about the participant who drives you crazy because you feel like looking in a mirror with bad lighting. No learning.

2013 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. link]. Check it out:.

2014 33

Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 Participants drawing their metaphor. This was an idea of the client and worked well. Metaphors.

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 34

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.

Facing Workshop Participants While Taking Notes or Mindmapping

Michael Sampson - Currents

As a leader of many workshops during each year, I am keenly interested in the human dynamics of the room. Those who ask me to come and run a workshop will usually find that I rearrange the room to my specification before starting, a process which can take up to 30 minutes (which is why I always arrive early).

2014 34

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 is performance. Why this matters.

Co-facilitating: how hard can it be?

Viv Mcwaters

Can you pick the co-facilitators in this pic? Part-time co-facilitation just doesn’t work. Collaboration Facilitation

If you want more participants, invite less people!

Net-Map Toolbox

Well, that might be because the word “participants” has been overstretched and overused to mean everyone who sits in a room where something is happening. draw a Net-Map with a group) and there are 30 people in the room, they are all participants, right? Sounds counter-intuitive, right? Well, not really.

New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online. online facilitationThe trainer counted and summarized.

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. FacilitationOf course!

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. As background on the use of play in facilitation, you may wish to check out Bernie DeKoven’s “Deep Fun” site at [link]. It is almost quaint. Check it out. I confess.

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. R U OK?

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.

The two not-so-secret secrets about Creative Facilitation

Viv Mcwaters

There’s no big secret to Creative Facilitation , it comes down to two things: using creative processes that allow people to really participate, and showing up as a facilitator that people feel able to trust. We don’t believe in facilitation-as-usual and therefore don’t do training-as-usual.

Facilitation Zen: Achieve more by doing less

Net-Map Toolbox

Will I eventually facilitate participatory group processes by inviting no-one to sit in a dark room and breathe with me? But after my recent insight about getting more participants by inviting less people , today is all about getting more results by doing less. What will happen if you let things happen? Well, not quite. Is this true?

2012 16

5 Reasons not to work online as facilitator or trainer

Joitske Hulsebosch

We are working and living our lives more and more online, but within your work as organizational advisor, facilitator or teacher you can still focus on face-to-face activities. You are not good with technology If you participate in a webinar is there is always something not working well. online facilitation elearning.

2014 16

Just-In-Time Facilitation Support

Viv Mcwaters

You’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting – tomorrow, next week, soon! FacilitationAnd you’re not ready. You need help.

Making it Difficult to Join: The Case for Barriers to Participation

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Making membership or participation easy is not a given and a majority of communities have some type of barrier to entry, whether explicit or not.

Hospital checklists and Inviting Participation

Full Circle Associates

That starts with an informed, intelligent invitation to participate. I remember a few years back when I had major surgery. Not blind obedience.

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.

At the intersection of power and participation

Chris Corrigan

” Those of us who are facilitators of participatory process often make grand claims about the power of processes like Open Space Technology and World Cafe to even out power differences. Furthermore, participatory processes, like all facilitation processes, heavily depend on the role of the facilitator.

The art of giving instructions: 7 practices for facilitators

Chris Corrigan

I think one of the hardest things to do as a facilitator is master the art of giving instructions. Even for facilitators, public speaking can be a stressful experience, and there is nothing worse than trying to give instructions to a group while your knees are shaking and your mouth is dry. Facilitators love our tools.

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Digital Workplace Trends 2013 - and Participation Opportunity for 2014

Michael Sampson - Currents

The Colacem case study talks about how the company has learned to work together better through the use of wikis, and highlights the key change / adoption facilitators. (In Jane will include a customized scorecard for each organization participating in the survey. I have a copy of the 2013 report - in PDF format. It''s big (169 pages).

2013 16

Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

As before, I’ll share the content points first as reference, then reflect on my experience and share a few words from the participants.

Facilitation Resource Alert

Michelle Laurie

Hello facilitators and non-facilitators! Where do you look for ideas, inspiration and validation when you want to design, host or facilitate a great meeting? This is a deck of 91 cards describing ways to host, facilitate, and participate in an effective meeting. beyond online!)

Following Up After a Liberating Structures Facilitated Event

Full Circle Associates

One of the follow-up actions I committed to is to tell you a bit more about the facilitation techniques used by Nancy. We saw no napping!

In the midst of facilitation training

Viv Mcwaters

Tomorrow we start week two of three weeks of facilitation training. Collaboration Facilitation LearningThree diverse groups.