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:
I was lucky and honoured to be part of a panel of facilitators at the IAF conference. We were charged with the task of cracking open the lid on what we’ve often held dear as facilitation commandments. This was no ordinary panel either! Moderated by Andrew Rixon and including Noel […]Read More
As promised – my facilitation insights and tips from the International Association of Facilitators conference in Melbourne. Day 1 – full day workshop on designing processes for complex situations with Dorothy Strachan from Canada. Big facilitation insights for design: Think about who you’re designing the process for. What is their […]Read More
Greetings from magnificent Melbourne! I’m here for the International Association of Facilitators conference, being held at the historic Melbourne Town Hall. So why should this interest you? Well stick around for the next few days and you’ll get an ‘evening insight’ from the sessions I attend. We’ll kick off with some reflections on […]Read More
Hi folks – here’s your first newsletter from me for 2012. The Summer newsletter covers: Facilitation – Focusing your team on what really matters Community engagement – Three basics you should always stick with Building your team – Improving team performance Effective promotion – We all need recognition Looking forward […]Read More
If you attended the Australasian Facilitation Conference in Fremantle you’ll know that the conference had a strong spirit of collaborative learning. People came only and openly shared their experiences and insights about facilitation. Now if you weren’t there – don’t fret. Several of the conference speakers have made their material […]Read More
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