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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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

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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. This also means that your role as facilitator is different in the collaboration model from the wrap-around and integrated model. For this purpose you use Skype, email and

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New emerging practices for trainers and facilitators

Joitske Hulsebosch

I'm currently facilitating two learning trajectories, both starting online. Another recent experience is that I was skyped into a training in Cambodja for a session about online advocacy. For people who like the technical details: we combined Zipcast en Skype.

Just-In-Time Facilitation Support

Viv Mcwaters

You’ve been asked to facilitate a meeting – tomorrow, next week, soon! You should have done that facilitation training you’ve been meaning to do. This is what Just-In-Time Facilitation Support is all about. Facilitation

Net-Map Level 1 Certification Course (Washington, DC)

Net-Map Toolbox

We offer Net-Map certification courses on 4 levels: Level 1: Net-Map Facilitation. Because the most difficult questions normally come up once you are back to your own work, wanting to implement what you have learned, we have added a free 1 hour phone or skype consultation, redeemable within 6 months after the training, to the package. Level 2: Net-Map Qualitative and Visual Data Collection and Analysis. Level 3: Net-Map Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis.

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Simon Hearn on Online Community Facilitation

Nancy White

What Simon Hearn of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) does for his community of Outcome Mapping practitioners is facilitation, management, technology stewardship and plain old leadership.

About Nancy White | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

White Full Circle Associates Seattle Washington (206) 517-4754 – [link] Skype: choconancy Twitter: NancyWhite (and informally, choconancy ) SKILLS International practitioner in understanding and practicing online group facilitation of distributed work, learning and community groups (presenter, writer, teacher, coach, facilitator, rapporteur). Design, implement and moderate/facilitate online communities and workgroups.

Sign up for the Net-Map Summer School in Italy!

Net-Map Toolbox

As an extra bonus you are entitled to 1 hour phone/skype conversation with me (Eva Schiffer, the inventor of Net-Map) within 6 months after the class, to help you implement this intervention. >Have a look at our detailed program and sign up< exploring new ideas facilitation fine-tuning implementation personal development training training material upcoming eventsNet-Map proudly presents… [drumroll]: The first ever Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza, Italy.

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What’s scriptwriting got to do with facilitation?

Viv Mcwaters

Way back in 2000 I was sick of facilitating. The fact that I’m still a facilitator indicates how successful that choice was! It re-ignited a passion for story, I learnt how to learn with others on the internet (pre skype even!) And here’s a few things I wrote down about scriptwriting that now very much influence how I facilitate: People are hungry for stories – they bring meaning to people’s lives. You become a facilitator by facilitating.

Designing an online and face-to-face learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch

I co-facilitated an online trajectory about dairy development with dairy practitioners (for Heifer in collaboration with Agri-ProFocus) before a face-to-face learning event in the Netherlands. As the facilitator team of 3 we took an hour to look back at the process and formulate our lessons.

From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had a good time co-writing using Google docs, a little skyping and slowly iterating back and forth.

How I use social media | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

It was in “helping&# “save&# the community after Howard lost funding that I had my first big online facilitation failure. It was my urgency to figure this out that set me on my professional path as a practitioner and learner about online facilitation.

Some lessons about capacity building in social media for development organisations in the South

Joitske Hulsebosch

Over the past half year I facilitated a social media capacity building trajectory for a group of 14 development organisations (and 2 networks) in countries like Vietnam, Mali, Bolivia etc., It was great to work in a group of three facilitators, because you create an enormous flexibility.

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(almost) Everything about video for learning professionals

Joitske Hulsebosch

Does video change the way we learn and facilitate learning? Video changes the role of the teacher or trainer/facilitator. January was our #videoleren theme on Twitter with the Ennuonline twitter tips. In this blogpost I do a wrap up of this theme.

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A New MOOC for May/June – First Steps into Teaching in FE/HE

Jenny Connected

The aim of this MOOC is to enable, facilitate and support open academic practice within Oxford Brookes University itself and across the academic community worldwide. George, Marion and I had our first Skype meeting about this yesterday and there is now a lot to think about.

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Social media for trainers: think differently!

Joitske Hulsebosch

Skype for instance looks so differently on a Windows computer. Some had LinkedIn groep started by their participants after the training, but then would not facilitate but follow. The key is my vision that facilitators and trainers should be amphibian facilitator , comfortable moving and facilitating online as well as offline. online facilitation elearningI did a workshop last Friday on the conference ' Trends voor Trainers '.

Learning about upscaling of dairy development online and face-to-face

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The team agreed to communicate via mails and skype instant messaging and try to react within 24 hours to each others questions. The online facilitation took each of us 12-20 hours of online facilitation over the course of 4 weeks. Tags: online facilitation online events

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Asking for help

Viv Mcwaters

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. Collaboration Community Facilitation Improv Leadership LearningI quite enjoy helping others. I’m not so good at asking for help.

Google Plus – Bridging Together Too Irreconcilable Worlds


And all of that without having to even know your Skype ID.

Facilitation or hosting?

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

« Connecting | Weblog Home | Twitter backlash » November 23, 2007 Facilitation or hosting? Chris Corrigan writes about a distinction between facilitation and hosting. Facilitation comes from a mechanistic view of organizations, that they are machines that can be fixed. Facilitators typically take a neutral stand, bring their tools and tool kits to help things run easier. The facilitator is the mechanic and the group is the machine.

Facilitation - Evaluation - Beyond the Edge - Viv McWaters

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

What do facilitators need to know? November 23rd, 2008 How does facilitating vary from other meeting roles - such as chairing, mediating, moderating and emceeing? While there may be some elements of these other roles in facilitation, the main difference is one of intention.

Facilitation - Evaluation - Beyond the Edge - Viv McWaters

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

The skill of the facilitator is in matching a process to a client’s expressed needs, the group, their expectations, the time available, the energy the group has - the actual facilitation is usually quite straightforward after juggling all those elements.

Social Connections VI – Prague

Michael Sampson - Currents

Here’s the overview of the workshop: What if instead of “driving” adoption within your organisation, you could inspire and facilitate adaptation instead? What if you knew the nuts and bolts of getting your management and senior leadership teams all involved right from the start to help facilitate the final social business transformation you have always been looking for? As you may know, I’m heading to Europe at the end of next week for a two week workshop tour.

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Blogging as Reflective Practice on this Sunny Monday Morning

Michelle Laurie

I gave two energizing facilitation workshops using visuals (a topic I love) and have been looking at the social impacts of a global mining company on one of their communities (really fascinating). I could ask for SKYPE or FaceTime interviews in the future.

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Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Social Network

Tapping the Network to Facilitate Innovation February 21, 2010 tags: design thinking , folksonomy , human capital , influence , innovation , knowledge management , learning , reputation , social business design , social capital , social network analysis , whuffie by Venessa Miemis A few weeks ago, I noticed a contest on Stowe Boyd’s site to receive a free entry to the Social Business Edge conference coming up in April in NYC, and a chance to share the idea on stage.

Do you fear technical things?

Joitske Hulsebosch

Somehow my ICT knowledge is overrated because I work a lot with social media and facilitate online. On my blog I recently wrote about various responsibilities of an online facilitator. A skype connection fails, a bad sound etc. Tags: online facilitation elearning

Facilitation, Objectivity, Worldviews, Innovation and Coping with Complex Problems

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

September 25, 2008 Facilitation, Objectivity, Worldviews, Innovation and Coping with Complex Problems I mon my way from San Jose to Vancouver and thence to Bowen Island for acourse on The Art of Hosting (a collection of event facilitation andproblem-solving methodologies). Its tempting to blame this on thefacilitators, but with a couple of exceptions the facilitation of thesesessions was done brilliantly.

Online Communities Mini-Conferences

Nancy White

Participants in the Facilitating Online Communties course have come together to coordinate an online mini conference. A mini conference for Facilitating Online. From Facilitating online communities. Facilitators: Valerie Taylor with guests and friends.

How I use social media

Nancy White

This afternoon I’m spending a half hour on a Skype video conversation to share a bit of how I use social media. It was in “helping&# “save&# the community after Howard lost funding that I had my first big online facilitation failure.

Technostress for a webinar

Joitske Hulsebosch

I always tell trainers and facilitators that technology is peanuts. Every trainer who can work with a beamer can facilitate a webinar too. webinar online facilitation elearningFlickr Photo via Cambodia4kidsorg This week I engage in daily blogging on my Dutch blog.

4 ways to use Instagram in learning trajectories en training

Joitske Hulsebosch

The LOSmakers had a skype to discuss Instagram and as experiment Joitske Hulsebosch asked everybody to install instagram on smartphone or tablet and to post one photo each day using the tag #losmakers. In the Skype 3 questions were central: How were your first experiences with Instagram?

Iphone 4s: constant loss of mobile signal problem

The Bumble Bee

When the signal is lost the only way to use the iphone 4s handset is via skype over the internet - however this is outbound only and quite costly as you are not generally phoning skype to skype. In early December 2011 I upgraded from an iphone 3G to iphone 4s on the Orange UK network. Since upgrading, a month ago, the iphone 4s has been losing the mobile signal about 10 times per day for periods of up to one hour.

Friends and community

Viv Mcwaters

I was facilitating a five-day workshop with numbers varying from 80+ people to around 30. So to my friends on skype, on Facebook, on ning and on email – a heartfelt thank you. Tags: Community Facilitation Friends

The challenge of networking civil society

Social Reporter

It takes people who have some digital literacy skills, with the support of facilitators. Online facilitators also need to work to ensure dialogues are inclusive – and to build bridges between online and offline dialogue. Tim Davies facilitates Youth Work Online here.

Jessica’s Teleconference Call Tips

Nancy White

I’m beginning to feel like I live in telephone and Skype conference calls. Tags: facilitation teleconferences telephone And some are tortuous. All I can say is “Amen Sistah&# to these three simple tips from Jessica Lipnack. How many multi-tasking on conference calls? 100%.

Johnnie Moore's Weblog: Tried and trusted?

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

I agree with Viv : Facilitation isn’t just about taking a tried and true process and using it yet again, because it worked just fine last time. The best moments in facilitation are the ones where there is a surprise, and something unexpected emerges. facilitation« links for 2011-08-25 | Weblog Home | Term papers and gobbledegook » August 26, 2011 Tried and trusted?

Elselien Epema Interviews Dave About “Finding the Sweet Spot”

How to Save the World

Since then Elselien and I have been talking about a lot of common interests — she’s also teaching a course in facilitation, for example, and has been using the Group Works cards. image of Elselien from her website; image of Dave by Bowen artist-photographer Debra Stringfellow.

Next ICT-KM Social Media for Development Workshop

Nancy White

I’m really looking forward to facilitating it with Simone and Pete! If facilitates collaboration in the lab and in the field. Platform : Blog, Skype and/or telephone, email and wiki. Our teleconference platform allows you to call for free using Skype.

From virtual classroom to workshop and back

Joitske Hulsebosch

We have chosen to start with a skype talk, then first three weeks online training followed by a week in the Netherlands. Practicing a number of tools (like Skype) is easier at a distance. Tags: online facilitation