Using an independent facilitator to run your meeting means that you can be free to participate. You can focus on the topic at hand without being worried about keeping the meeting on track, managing different participants or being unfairly judged as having too much influence or bias on the process.
Using an independent facilitator also ensures that:
How to close a workshop when you’re running out of time There are plenty of approaches regarding how to close a workshop and finishing a workshop on time is important to me – especially when people have to travel. At a two day planning workshop for an Emergency Services client, […]Read More
Here’s an easy way to fast track your facilitation skills Remember what it was like when you were learning to drive? For me it was an often nerve-racking experience (and probably more so for the person sitting next to me!). There was the mechanics of operating the car, knowing the […]Read More
Here are five easy ways to improve your facilitations skills in May. Using facilitation in your role? Want to vastly improve your facilitation skills in just three days? Here’s the chance to immerse yourself in three days of practical skill development, connecting with people who ‘get what you do’, enabling […]Read More
Here are my ‘go to’ essentials for planning workshop sessions Planning workshop sessions can be challenging. Having core elements to use, along with a tried and tested template will get you off and running. 1. Be very clear of the outcomes that need to be achieved Before the workshop, when […]Read More
What is a facilitator? What is their role? These can be tough questions for the uninitiated. Try answering this at your next dinner party or barbeque! My take is ‘I help teams and group to work together and make decisions that stick.’ Recently I was put under the griller by […]Read More
If you need ideas for icebreakers for your next meeting or workshop, you’re in the right place. This compilation of ideas for icebreakers has been put together in partnership with my long-time colleagues Will Bessen and Margo O’Byrne. Activities for new groups Quick disclosure Ask participants for either a: Description […]Read More