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:
As a facilitator or participant, people often believe ‘Vision statement = Hard work.’ And this can be the case. And sometimes it’s even worth thinking, “does this group really need a vision statement?” Right now I can feel facilitation purists wanting to gag me with their flipchart paper…but let’s keep […]Read More
Looking for practical tips on facilitation and community engagement? My first ever newsletter has just been launched – hooray! Based largely on my own experience it’s designed to help you to improve your own facilitation and community engagement skills. Find out about: The preparation I do with a client before […]Read More
Here’s some fantastic news for all facilitators… ..Yep, registrations are now open for the Australasian Facilitation Conference. By attending the conference, you’ll have endless options and strategies to apply. All you need to do is secure your place as quick as you can. Why? Well, it’s the premier professional development […]Read More
The BIG thing I love about my role is the opportunity to keep on learning! I’ve been a facilitator for 18 years or so and there’s still new things to explore. Recently I’ve been involved in a program assisting farmers across Western Australia to develop strategic plans for their business. Plenty to […]Read More
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 […]Read More