Written by Bianca Baldo Defining GBA+, Intersectionality and Identity Factors. GBA+ is an analytical tool used to measure how diverse groups of women, men, and non-binary people may experience your policies, programs, services, and products differently. It takes into consideration the intersectional nature of identity and how factors such as age, culture, disability, ethnicity, class, … Read more Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+): Helping facilitate successful meetings.
Written by Bianca Baldo Social distancing has changed our lives in so many ways, impacting our interaction with colleagues, families, and our communities. It has also changed the way we do our work. We have all been asked, one way or another, to accept and manage change in our daily lives. For those who are … Read more 4 tips to better manage self-care when working from home
Written by Alain Rabeau The pandemic has pushed everyone into isolation and forced many of us to work from home. Virtual collaboration tools from Microsoft Teams to Zoom and everything in between have become the way in which we work with others and stay in touch with friends and family. No doubt many of you have experienced these Internet-Based Video Conferencing (IBVC) … Read more Here are the 3 key differences in facilitating virtually.
Written by Intersol Group In our last post, we talked about six important elements of good facilitation. But why use facilitation at all? What value does it add? First, a definition: “Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group, who is substantively neutral, and … Read more Why Is Facilitation Important? – Celebrating International Facilitation Week part 2
Written by Frank Van Gool For some managers, the thought of involving staff in the restructuring of their own organization is ludicrous. Given the chance, everyone will want to raise the salary and classification of their own jobs and set themselves up to work with their favourite peers! This isn’t entirely a false assumption. When an … Read more Using Facilitation to Restructure the Organization
Written by Intersol Group This week we’re celebrating the first ever International Facilitation Week, sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators. In honour of the occasion, we’ve put together a couple of blogs on the topic of facilitation. This first one is about what facilitation means, and toward the end of the week we’ll follow … Read more Six Elements of Facilitation – Celebrating International Facilitation Week
Written by Intersol Group Have you ever heard the story of the 5 Monkeys Experiment? It may sound familiar when you think of your organizational culture. It goes like this: 5 monkeys were placed in a cage as part of an experiment. In the middle of the cage was a ladder with bananas on the top rung. … Read more Organizational Culture and the 5 Monkeys Experiment
Written by Intersol Group Intersol previously worked with a client group in a large federal government department that was trying to establish better horizontal collaboration across the directorate. Organizational silos are a common challenge for many of our clients. Groups become so involved in their own work and priorities that they neglect to notice what’s … Read more 7 Steps to Better Horizontal Collaboration
Written by Intersol Group As travel budgets get tighter, technology gets better, and we connect more and more across the country and the world, online meetings have become a regular part of doing business. When setting up online meetings, we often make the mistake of treating them the same way as in-person meetings. But online … Read more Key Challenges of Online Meetings – and Tips for Dealing with Them
In our facilitation business, we have been providing online services to clients for over 15 years and our facilitators are certified to deliver workshops virtually. Our main platform has been one called “Facilitate Pro” which is essentially an electronic flipchart used to engage participants remotely and in the room. It allows us to have individuals … Read more Virtual Services at-a-glance