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Using bad language
So what does using 'bad' language and facilitation have in common? Have you been to a workshop facilitated by Liam Gallagher, Sir Les Patterson or Keith the Mauravian Swearing Bear? Maybe not - but this isn't about foul language. It's about thinking about the language you use. I'm heavily involved...
Starting on track in 2011
After a short break enjoying sleep ins I'm ready to go in 2011. Most of us are busy in many aspects of our lives. To help me get on track in 2011 I'm setting SMART goals. I'm guessing you've heard of these - Specific, Measureable, Action-focused, Realisitc & Time-bound. My...
Saving email time
Answering all those emails becoming like a slow death? Is your neck sore & partner grumpy? Time for a change. This article by Charlie Gilkey gives some great tips - including the 5 sentence rule! Try it yourself - try it with your team - and measure the results! http://bit.ly/i7OJbE
The dates have been set for the Australasian Facilitators Network 2011 conference! It's being held here in WA from November 2nd-6th 2011 in delightful Fremantle. The conference is a fantastic way to enrich your skills in working with groups, build your understanding, share experiences and extend your professional networks November...
Hot meeting tips
Meeting tips 1. Cut down your total meeting time – Meetings tend to fall into 2 categories – (1) to share information, and (2) to solve problems or create opportunities. If it is the first of these, consider whether the same thing can be achieved by other means (eg email...
Hi folks, I had a workshop recently where the change being proposed would have a major impact on local government. I figured it would be important to get people exchanging thoughts and ideas before the workshop as well as during the workshop. So we advertised a starting time of 9.00am....
Hi folks I had a very interesting experience yesterday that highlighted the importance of maintaining focus No doubt you've been in a workshop when someone starts a side conversation. Or a local tradey thinks now's a good time to remove the roofing. Well yesterday I was chair/lead facilitator for a...