So- thank you all for the feedback on my previous post regarding ideas for my first workshop! 🙏🏻 so much appreciation from this ! Well, tonight- I had my first one ever made, since graduating from my innovation and entrepreneurship education - and wow- what an experience, with so much to learn from ❤️ My heart is bubbling of joy and pride ! I used the framework- with minor alterations from the workshop let’s playbook, such as the data collection was initiated 14 days prior the workshop- and I joined some Of the tasks to one, due to time 🙈 But- all in all, such a great experience- loads of leaning going forward- and a lot of good input/feedback from the group - and resulted in 2 very valuable and critical working commitments! So thank you all for contributing and helping me to getting the strength and confidence to do so- and not being a complete nervous wreck, but noticing my improvement issues during the workshop- but improvising and pulling through ! ❤️❤️ This community is just absolutely amazing and awesome- and I already shared and praised it to loads of other innovative kindred spirits ❤️❤️ Wishes of a great evening and keep up the awesomeness- to improve the world, one step at a time 😎🥳🙏🏻🥰
Last week I facilitated a 2 hour workshop for an insurance company that wants to introduce a new offer to grow and change direction due to new California law that is killing its cash cow offer. To put things in context, in the past I charged $2k for a day. But, it never hurts to ask even thought the thought feels frightening. Best of the experience is that this was the first time I run this type of workshop - “The Story Framework Sprint” and in a new Indutry. Quote from the CEO - “we have too much knowledge in our head that it’s confusing to make sense of it in a simple way”. This helps to simplify our focus.
Hi all, I have to facilitate a learning event as part of my L&D qualification. My chosen topic is difficult conversations. The purpose of the session is to inform participants on how to approach tricky conversations and the steps and principles involved. The goal is to walk away with a useful toolkit, some new knowledge and the belief that participants can manage difficult conversations with confidence. I have about 60-90 minutes and only 3 participants! Does anyone have any exercise ideas? Many thanks
I've taken a training based on the book crucial conversations. I think they have a lot of stellar principles, and there's a lot of existing content online summarizing the principles to help build your own framework. I still sometimes bring out the cards from the training for especially difficult conversations myself.
Hey Facilitator Club Community! 👋 I'm excited to share my game plan for mastering the art of facilitation. I've broken down my journey into 5 major phases: from education to continuous improvement. I hope this checklist can serve as a useful roadmap for anyone looking to get serious about this craft. So here it is: 🌟 Igniter Phase: The Spark - ✅ Joined the Facilitator Club: Took the first step to get inspired, stay updated, and build my support system. This ignited my journey into the world of facilitation! 📚 Phase 1: Education and Skill Building - 📘 Read "Make Time" by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky: Mastering balanced productivity. - 📘 Read "Design Sprint" by Jake Knapp: Foundational understanding of key methods. - 🎓 Join “Workshopper Master” by AJ&Smart: Comprehensive training! - ✏️ Compile a List of Exercises: My toolkit of facilitation techniques. 🤝 Phase 2: Practical Experience - 👫 Facilitate Workshops for Friends: Safe space for practice and real feedback. - 🎭 Conduct Mock Workshops: Solo or with volunteers for real-world practice. - 💼 Offer Free Workshops for Local Businesses: Testimonials and portfolio building! 🏆 Phase 3: Building Credibility - 📝 Document and Share Experiences: Blogging and/or vlogging my journey. - 📋 Compile a Portfolio: Case studies and testimonials. 💰 Phase 4: Monetizing and Scaling - 💼 Offer Paid Workshops: Start small, then scale up. - 📰 Publish Articles/Guides: Sharing my expertise. - 💌 Start a Mailing List: Regular insights and updates for my audience. 🔄 Phase 5: Continuous Improvement - 🎤 Attend Facilitation Conferences: Keeping up with industry trends. - 🧐 Peer Reviews: Get feedback from experienced facilitators. - 📚 Refresh Your Training: As tech and methods evolve, so should I. That's My Plan! 🙌 I believe that planning is half the battle won. With this checklist, I aim to hold myself accountable and track my progress. And hey, we're all in this journey together, so I'd love to hear your feedback, tips, or even your own goals. Let's help each other level up! 🚀
Hello - I facilitate a lot of team discussions related to strategic planning. Wondering if anyone can share exercises they've done to help a team identify and determine their KPIs besides brainstorming?
I've done future visioning exercises for annual planning. Typically ask everyone to close their eyes, take a few deep breaths together, and then ask some form of the question of "imagine it's one year from now and you and the team are celebrating a successful year. [pause] what progress have you made?" I ask a series of supporting questions to help here. Not everyone loves visioning, I typically work with engineers, but those who don't love it know what they want to say anyways.
Hello! I'm excited to be here and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Ashley and I super ✨enjoy✨ facilitation and training! I'm an organizational development professional and an executive coach. I'm not sure how I happened upon the facilitator club, but was so happy to join when I found it. I started my facilitator journey as an internal facilitator at NASA 🚀, and then other tech and non-profit companies. I'm now in the process of deciding whether to continue to do internal organizational development or to shift external. Either way, I know I want facilitation to be front and center of my career. Happy to be here to contribute and to learn. Hope you all have a lovely week!
@Danita Bowling Hi Danita! I think it all depends on what your focus/priorities are. I’m a part of a few local groups for organizational development and coaching. (I live in Oakland, CA). I’m also a part of two learning and development virtual groups. Would be happy to connect further to see if there’s something specific to your needs I have resources in. Have a lovely Tuesday! Ashley