Workshop Canvass

Differences Between Meetings and Workshops

If it seems that workshops are actually well-run meetings, that is true to a large degree. Well-run meetings and facilitated workshops share similarities. The primary differences between meetings and workshops becomes evident with the characteristics of each. All workshops are meetings while most meetings are not workshops Meeting Characteristics Generally intended to inform by exchanging information…

Clear Thinking

Facilitation Secret Sauce – Clear Thinking, Active Listening, & Structure

The facilitation secret sauce to leading more effective meetings and workshops reminds us to put a CAP on wasted time and energy by embracing three behaviors: Clear thinking (ie, yields consciousness) Active listening (ie, yields competence) Prepared structure (ie, yields confidence) The effective meeting leader learns to cap waste—to maintain control over direction, environment, and…

9 components of a structured meeting or workshop

9 Components of a Structured Meeting or Workshop

A facilitated structured meeting or workshop provides an environment designed to extract high-quality information in a compressed timeframe. A structured meeting uses visual aids and a team of experts to accelerate projects and increase the quality of decisions, outputs, deliverables, and outcomes. Therefore, the major components of the MG RUSH structured meeting technique include: A model life cycle and…

Successful Meetings Demand Collaboration and Avoid Poor Facilitation

Meeting Impact: Poor Facilitation Leads to Problems, Struggles, and Errors

A primary concern in meetings and information gathering activities is getting good information—to build the right product the first time—and to make well-informed decisions. Significant trends show that groups are embedding the role of ‘facilitator’ in the culture and health of modern, especially holistic, organizations.  Therefore, take strides to avoid poor facilitation. “Perversely, organizations with…

Removing the Weight of the World

Mother Teresa’s Holiday Message of Prescribed Actions and Behaviours

A large portion of the world celebrates holidays around December. Since one traditional greeting in the English language is “Merry Christmas”, it begs the question, HOW. While the thought may be genuine, and the words rich with historical precedence, HOW DOES a facilitator go about making today (and tomorrow) merry? The solution begins with attitude,…