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Facilitation: Outsource or DIY?

When I first started in the world of professional facilitation 25 years ago, the skill of leading groups through a structured process was a rare commodity. However, today, the ability to facilitate groups through the processes of making decisions, solving problems and putting plans together, has become a core competency for many leadership roles.  But, the question remains, when it

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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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