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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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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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?

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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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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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

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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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

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

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

Building Social Business: 5 Skills for Online Community Managers

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Facilitating Social Collaboration with Enterprise Social Networking. So those are the 5 skills that I think a community manager should have. Building Social Business At the intersection of Enterprise 2.0 and Organization Development.

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Unleashing Joy Through Visual Facilitation – Part 4 of ISS Fellowship

Full Circle Associates

When Brad Beach (of Chisholm) and I were noodling on what I might share through my fellowship, I was exceedingly happy that he was willing to step out of the more traditional practices and dive into visual or graphic 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

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.

Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship

Delicious/choconancy/online_community

It resonated with me so much that I celebrated Euan’s post by reviewing each point through the eyes of a Community of Practice facilitator. A discussion on G+ led to points about control, managing, leadership, and facilitation; which Luis Suarez has kindly summarized.

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Can improv save the world? It can’t make it any worse!

Viv Mcwaters

It’s a volatile and unpredictable time, and we all need to draw on all of our skills and resources just to cope, let alone, be of any use to others. Applied improvisation has been used for facilitation, capacity building and training, monitoring and evaluation, and learning events.

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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

‘Easy and safe’ is over-rated

Viv Mcwaters

I want to focus on the dynamic between the facilitator and the group. There’s a long held position about facilitation that the facilitator needs to make the task easy for the group, and to create a safe space. Facilitators need to challenge, to create some uncertainty, to let go of the need to control what people are doing, and to allow for discovery. So too, might a facilitated workshop. Facilitation Learning

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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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

Lessons from VizEd Vancouver

Full Circle Associates

The fabulous Tracy Kelly of BC Campus invited me north to Vancouver to co-facilitate two workshops, one on graphic facilitation in higher education (“ VizEd “), and the second a larger team collaborative Liberating Structures 2 day immersion workshop.

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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.

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.

My Pen, Our Pens: Engagement through Participatory Visualization Workshop

Full Circle Associates

For the last 6 years we (Michelle and Nancy) have been leading introductory workshops on graphic facilitation, the use of visuals in group process. If you are looking for a great entry point into graphic facilitation, JUMP AT THIS OFFERING for September 19-20, 2016 in Rossland BC.

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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.