Door of Opportunity

A Facilitator’s Profile is Much Like an Innovator’s Profile (Design Thinker)

“Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need weird shoes or a black turtleneck to be a design thinker . . .” so goes the article from Harvard Business Review June 2008 (pg 87).  The author suggests that five characteristics found in design thinkers (ie, innovators) that relate uncannily to core competencies required for effective facilitation. …

Five Compelling Business or Organizational Reasons to Hold a Facilitated Session

Five Compelling Business or Organizational Reasons to Hold a Facilitated Session

Purpose The most important action most people take every day is to make choices, to decide.  Productivity is amplified if decisions are properly made about when to work alone, speak with one other person, or to pull together a group of people, typically called a meeting. The advantages to a facilitated meeting or workshop include:…

Meeting Agenda Design

Meeting Agenda Design that Creates the Output You Need

To improve your meeting agenda design that effectively leads a group to its deliverable, use these steps. Following the steps below will increase your meeting success. Before we begin, let us remember the definition of a solid structured meeting (eg, FAST) agenda: Meeting Agenda Design — Defined Your meeting agenda design reflects a series of steps that structure a group…