Providing hints can facilitate participants' learning, but be sure to respect their autonomy, growth, and self-determination.
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Great discussions don’t always produce great decisions. Effective facilitation often helps groups use decision-making rules to avoid that from…
News about podcast appearances, workshops, and forthcoming resources
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A three-step process to help groups align actions with stated values
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Practical tips to help reinforce and bring closure to both the content and community for any session.
At some point every facilitator encounters a participant who shuts down an idea or discussion with "That won't work here. We're unique." Here are some…
Effective facilitation makes it OK (and easier) to surface important issues, perspectives, and assumptions ... ones that increase the robustness of the…
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Nine top takeaways and ideas on how facilitators can use them
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A favorite facilitation format you should have in your repertoire
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All agendas are hidden until they are invited to be disclosed. Effective facilitation makes it easier for that to happen.
Four suggestions on how to manage participant silence in meetings or workshops.
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Rather than using last year's agenda as a template and doing a "replace and repeat," use these compelling questions to rethink, revise, and refresh your…