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Trust the Power of the Group in Facilitation

A funny thing happened in a recent session I facilitated.  As I often do when I work with groups, I reminded the participants to take care of others and to take care of themselves during our time together.  For those of us who experience hundreds of meetings, this step can also take the form of setting up ‘Rules of Engagement’,

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Case Study: More Effective and Efficient Meetings

Download a PDF Client: Public Service The Challenge: A group of public servants identified poorly organized and badly managed meetings as one of the chief causes of wasted time and frustration in the workplace.  Intersol was asked to design and lead a learning workshop to enhance the staff’s confidence and ability to design and facilitate more effective and efficient meetings.

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Building Our Facilitation Toolkit

I’ve always known that there are a lot of tools I can draw on as a facilitator, but IAFNA 2015 drove home for me just how varied those tools can be. IAFNA 2015 was this year’s annual Americas conference of the International Association of Facilitators, held May 14-16 in Banff, Alberta. The program included sessions on visual facilitation, virtual facilitation,

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Tent Cards are a Key to Facilitation

An important line from the 1980s hit television sitcom ‘Cheers’ is “You wanna go where everybody knows your name” I can tell you that getting to know and use peoples’ names is not an option for facilitators – it’s a “must do” Tent cards can help – a lot – and it’s good to ask people to write their names

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