Facilitation

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:

  • You have a process design that identifies a clear purpose and outcomes
  • All participants have the opportunity to contribute
  • Your assumptions are ‘tested’ through having the situation viewed from a ‘fresh perspective’
Business planning

Farm Business Planning. What’s More Important – the Journey or the Destination?

This is a summary of my recent interview with ABC Radio, talking about my take on the Farm Business Resilience (FBR) program. The interviewer wanted my perspective on the Federal Government announcement about the Future Drought Fund and its plans to spend $20 million in the first year to help […]

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Facilitation

Turning Points – a powerful connective and reflective process

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 […]

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How to Maintain Energy when Facilitating a Group

How to maintain the energy when facilitating a group online

The importance of maintaining energy when facilitating a group online ‘What are your biggest challenges in facilitating a group online?’ This was the focus of an impromptu session from a facilitation training workshop I held back in 2017. A key challenge raised by participants was, “How do we maintain the […]

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Online facilitation

How to apply your facilitation skills online

Applying your facilitation experience to the online environment Get tips, tools and feedback on what works that you can easily adapt to online facilitation. Join me on Wednesday April 29th for brief online workshop designed to provide you with some ‘grab and go’  light-bulb moments. Outcomes: i. Have a suite […]

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Maintain your focus

Staying focused in facilitation – yeah, right!

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 […]

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Prioritise ideas

A simple technique to prioritise ideas, goals or actions

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 […]

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