It Begins with a Meeting Designer

Meeting Methodologist or Meeting Designer? A Rhetorical Shift.

Clients frequently contact us about facilitating a meeting or workshop on behalf of an individual or organization. It might be a large, multi-national firm planning a complicated, and potentially expensive, deliverable. It could be a small, nonprofit organization seeking to get the most out of their busy board member’s time. While one organization seeks someone with…

How to Manage Group Conflict Resulting in Higher Quality Deliverables

Don’t Run! Learn How to Manage Group Conflict

A meeting without conflict is a boring meeting, and we’ve seen very little value derived from predictable and unexciting meetings and workshops. Internal and external conflict reflect emotions that, when harnessed, enable creative change. So rather than run, learn how to understand and manage group conflict. Additionally, the *International Association of Facilitators aspires for you…

To Facilitate Mulitiple Generations, Let It Be

How to Facilitate Multiple Generations — All the Time

Staying relevant and compelling when you facilitate multiple generations presents significant challenges. Problems develop when meetings include different mindsets, communication styles, and personal preferences. Scheduling, work patterns, and technology intensify friction. Teams are ever-changing and often cross time zones and cultural boundaries. A servile attitude provides you with the simple secret when you facilitate multiple…

Facilitation Do’s and Don’ts

12 Critical Facilitation Do’s and Don’ts During Meetings, Sessions, and Workshops

Our students have clamored for a quick-reference checklist of the most important facilitation Do’s and Don’ts. Therefore, we bring you this brief, yet powerful, set of reminders below (alpha-sorted by the highlighted term or phrase). Please note that the highlighted facilitation do’s and don’ts are linked to best practices articles that provide additional examples and…

Structured VS Unstructured Facilitation Training

How Structured Facilitation Training Can Save Your Arse and Boost Your Career

Structured meetings and workshops positively impact organizations and stakeholders–even permeating cultures. Here are a few straightforward benefits for facilitation training that support structured meetings. Business wisdom demands the application of knowledge, stuff that is ‘in−formation’ (not static). Compound the dynamism of information with the challenge of organizing a group of people, where nobody is smarter…