The little secrets of collaboration: How you make me feel


There are people that use quotes for just about anything. It becomes a language in and of itself, and it then often feels like a dysfunctional marketing discourse, devoid of any meaning that was contained in the quotes originally. Yet a good quote is worth a lot. It’s like a picture but in words – […]

The role – and attitude – of a facilitator in designing events


Originally posted on agilefacil:
I had to take a stand and clarify this. I’ve recently witnessed some event design processes that went really badly, where the ‘client’ and the ‘facilitator’ ended up at complete odds with each other. With as result a seemingly permanently damaged relationship, and the serious risk of derailing even the event…

What is the role of a facilitator (and of a moderator, MC, chair etc.)?


(Reblogged from my ‘agile facilitation’ blog as I’m going to touch upon a few more facilitation-related topics over the next few weeks). … I briefly touched upon this topic on the ‘about’ page to this blog. But not quite seriously enough. And as I gave training on group facilitation skills last week, this question came […]

Don’t run without your facilitator(s), unless you like backfire effects


Originally posted on agilefacil:
You have been thinking about this event, you know what you want to do with it and why, you have been convinced – and it’s a good thing – that you need a facilitator to help you with your event. Dare to rely on your facilitator for collective success (Credits: G.…

10 advices to dramatically improve your un-facilitated meetings…


Originally posted on agilefacil:
Shooting towards ten commandments of unfacilitated meetings? (Credits: ideacreamanuela / FlickR) In my experience as meeting-goer (and I have to admit I attend meetings way less than I facilitate them), it seems a number of standard mistakes happen by default. These mistakes really cripple any attempt to turn the meetings into useful gatherings…

Internalising facilitation in everyday life, in Africa and globally – an interview with Ed Rege (PICO Eastern Africa)


Originally posted on agilefacil:
Ed Rege (Credits: unknown) I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ed Rege (of PICO-Eastern Africa), an organizational development expert and a well-known facilitator in Africa and worldwide, and a former trainee of Sam Kaner. Ed also happens to be an ex ILRI-staff and not just any staff but a geneticist…