Workshop Facilitation

Five practices for conducting successful remote workshops

March 19, 2020

The current COVID-19 situation is first and foremost a health concern. We must keep our people and workplaces safe and reduce the risk to our families and communities. The secondary challenge is keeping the wheels of our economy and businesses turning. Decisions still need to be made, strategies and plans developed, and we still have to bring together groups for powerful, meaningful collaboration if we are to continue to deliver as best we can through turbulent times. In light of this, we thought we’d share five practices for conducting successful remote/digital workshops.

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After the event: How to get full value from your strategy workshop outcomes

March 17, 2020

Hard though it is, choreographing a great strategy workshop, with meaningful, compelling outcomes is only half the battle. The other half is doing something with them – committing to a series of interrelated next steps and getting them done. While it’s not hard to justify the dollar investment in your strategy workshop, it is important to get full value from the workshop outcomes.

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Preparation, content creation, expert facilitation: The facilitation trifecta

November 4, 2019

Looking for an external facilitator but don’t know where to start? Feeling like the search is just pot luck? In this article we discuss how our expert facilitators can add exceptional value to your event and turn your decision from plain ‘pot luck’ to feeling like you’ve won the trifecta!

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Looking for a great workshop venue in Melbourne or regional Victoria?

September 20, 2019

We know that finding the right venue for your workshop or conference is a critical piece in your event organising puzzle. So to help you in your search we have outlined some of our facilitators’ favourite workshop venues. 

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Presentation

3 steps for creating and delivering an engaging presentation

August 21, 2019

Whether you are presenting to colleagues, a board of directors or to a large audience at a workshop or conference – creating and delivering an engaging presentation is key. Don’t leave it to the last minute, deeply considering the message, your visual story and delivery is key.

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Designing your workshop agenda? Have impact and avoid death by presentation

August 20, 2019

Clients often come to us with a workshop design considered and agenda partially drafted. ‘There are a lot of presenters’ they say sheepishly. The role of the facilitator is not simply to introduce and thank each speaker. Instead, we believe our role as the facilitator is to work closely with you to forensically consider all aspects of the workshop design including narrative and content; session planning and processes; and of course, participant experience.

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Planning A Workshop

Preparing for a workshop? A checklist for the organising team

July 26, 2019

Making sure your workshop or conference venue ticks all your specific requirements is another critical step in the conferencing organising process. So with that in mind, we have put together…

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Design-thinking-in-action

How design thinking helps innovation

April 16, 2019

At Strategic Facilitators we are passionate about helping our clients build a culture of innovation within their organisations, and design thinking is one of the tools we use to help approach strategic problems and innovation from a different perspective.

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A workshop facilitator speaking at a strategy workshop

What does a facilitator do, really?

March 23, 2018

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!

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External Facilitator

Are you getting full value from your external facilitator?  

March 16, 2016

Most large Australian organisations invest considerably in hiring external facilitators to help them run their workshops and offsites. But are they getting their money’s worth? So, what SHOULD great facilitators do?

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