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:
“Facilitation is about participation and empowerment of people to put them in charge of what they want to do and help them put their own future in their hands.” This is a powerful definition of ‘facilitation’ by Bevan Bessen of the Facilitators Inner Circle. It rings true right now. But […]Read More
Three books that every budding meeting facilitator should read. If you need to run meetings or workshops with your colleagues, it’s always reassuring to have some ‘go to resources’ to get you through. This is especially so if this is an occasional, rather than a regular task for you. You […]Read More
Picture this…you’ve got two distinct groups in a meeting and the discussion is going off the rails. You can almost feel the physical ‘jarring’ as people take their own positions and stop listening. You can feel the anxiety growing and your pulse is thumping… How do you help the group […]Read More
Supervisors, Team Leaders and Project Managers… this one’s for you! Picture this… You have just been asked to run a project planning session. You have never facilitated before and don’t know where to start.. People working in teams get dropped into situations like this all the time. And they go […]Read More
Picture this…the phone rings…you’ve just been asked to facilitate a last minute problem solving workshop… It’s OK, breathe-in and breathe-out slowly, there’s no need to panic. We’ve been there plenty of times and we’re actually starting to get the hang of it. It’s just like looking in your kitchen cupboard […]Read More
Working with teams can be tough. As a facilitator, no workshop will ever go 100% to plan. In fact, legendary facilitator, Bob Dick, calls his workshop agenda ‘the fantasy for the day’. In Episode 3 of Facilitation TV my Facilitators Inner Circle colleague, Bevan Bessen and I discuss our own […]Read More