Category Archives: Workshop Facilitation

What does a facilitator do, really?

This charming illustrated video, developed by International Institute for Facilitation and Change (IIFAC), uses simple language and charming illustrations to explain just what we facilitators do! Get in touch to have a discussion about how we can help you reach your workshop objectives.  

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The serendipities of workshops

At the end of our workshops, we frequently ask participants to share a reflection on the workshop and a parting thought for their colleagues. These comments (‘…that was the best conversation I’ve seen this board have in nine years in my role.’) are indicative of ‘side benefits’ of the workshops we facilitate; but I’m sure you’ll agree they are pretty substantive serendipities.

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What is key to a successful strategy workshop?

Case study: The Abbotsford Convent
According to Stuart Wilkinson at Strategic Facilitators, the key is the combination of facilitators who are experts in facilitation AND experts in strategy. This combination that will lead to you having the ‘best strategy session you have ever had’

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Workshop facilitation: Get dramatically better outcomes from your next workshop

Do I need a facilitator or can I handle it internally? Executives often wonder if they can both orchestrate and participate in a workshop. As senior executives and facilitators, our experience tells us that this is difficult to achieve. Here we answer questions relating to the facilitation process and how a facilitator can help you get better outcomes from your next workshop or offsite

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Open space technology

Open space technology (OST) is a way to run workshops and conferences which leaves the agenda, session plans, and speakers entirely up to conference participants.

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