4 Roles of Effective Facilitator

Facilitator Training 101: Four Required Roles Supporting Effective Facilitation

We all have abilities to perform numerous roles in life, such as switching quickly between parent and child when attending a family gathering, or switching quickly between friend and customer when shopping or dining with a significant other. Likewise, structured facilitator training enables facilitators to switch their consciousness quickly between the roles of facilitator and…

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Facilitate Speakers

How to Facilitate Speakers and Conference Presentations

During a recent four-day conference, we facilitated more than 20 speakers and varying presentations, each citing distinctive topics ranging from embracing social responsibility to utilizing Google® Hangouts for small groups. Participants applauded our approach, and we decided to share it here to help you become a more effective facilitator. Challenges Associated with Facilitating Speakers and…

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MG RUSH Facilitation Training and Coaching, Online or On-site

Why facilitation remains an important skill for everyone’s success

This month we’re reposting an interview by Douglas Ferguson with Terrence Metz, Managing Director of MG RUSH Facilitation Training. This article originally appeared on voltagecontrol.com. (Reprinted here with Douglas Ferguson’s permission.) Terrence was a featured speaker at Control the Room: The 1st Annual Austin Facilitator Summit!  How can a company successfully oversee their internal ideas?…

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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…

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Liberated Design Sprint Planning, by Douglas Ferguson

Liberated Design Sprint Planning, by Douglas Ferguson

Using methods from Liberating Structures to create the perfect plan for your Design Sprint  MG RUSH welcomes Douglas Ferguson as an Endorsed Facilitator and Guest writer.  Douglas is an expert in Design Sprints, start-up inspired strategies, and innovation transformation. A proven and successful CTO in his past life, Douglas has a passion for helping organizations solve tough problems…

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What is Facilitative Leadership?

Facilitative Leadership – How Even Novice Facilitators Can Succeed

Using the principles of facilitative leadership, even novice facilitators will succeed if they can: Draw line of sight from the meeting deliverable to the quality of life of the meeting participants. Know where they are going and how to lead. Provide compelling evidence that the meeting will impact the wallet size of participants.  Prove WHY the meeting…

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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…

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