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:
The importance of knowing what’s going on around you as a facilitator Not long ago, I ran a ‘Facilitation Master Class’ for staff of a key client in Victoria. One of the topics was ‘trends and changes in facilitation.’ It was an interesting area for me to reflect on, thinking […]Read More
Here’s a simple and effective technique to help you prioritise ideas, goals or actions with your team Picture this – you’ve worked with your team to generate some amazing opportunities – to achieve results you need a way to prioritise ideas. Use the Impact vs Capacity grid as a visual […]Read More
A simple strategy to manage defensive meeting participants Clients are constantly telling me that dealing with defensive meeting participants is a common challenge in their workplace, especially when it comes to internal or team meetings. What may be driving defensive meeting participants There are often polarised views around the table, […]Read More
How to use Turning Points for instructive insights I was first introduced to the Turning Points exercise by Bob Dick at an advanced facilitation workshop. In simple terms Turning Points can be used to improve trust within the team through reflection and safe disclosure. I’ve also used it as a […]Read More
How to use the Turning Points exercise to improve trust and understanding within your team It’s easy to get caught in the ‘busyness’ of business as we head into the festive season. A fab client of mine said this week, “Yes we are certainly feeling the pressure as always at […]Read More
Here’s why team review and planning is vital in the coming 22 days… We’re about to hit December and you know it is the silly season. For your team there is lots going on – school commitments, social functions, holidays to prepare for and shopping to get done. All this […]Read More