Hello Facilitators👋 I'm really curious about where everyone is from. I'd love to make this a mega post where we can see how diverse the Facilitator Club community is. Who knows, you might find a lot more people in your area than you thought! Once I have lots of answers on this post, I want to make a nice graph!
I'll give a training for managers where I will define 4 roles. This means that I have to go over the theory of the 4 roles, 4 times the same structure. Of course after each role I will ask them some questions like. "how important is that role for you? what do you have to develop to achieve, how for is this from your comfort zone? They will have to discuss that in duo. Does anyone know how to animate such kind of training? Btw. I will introduce a LEGO exercise to energize a little. Its mainly the theory that I'm looking to facilitate.
Thank you all for the ideas and inputs. Andra helped me to finalise the workshop and I thinks we have a good one. The workshop is 14/9. I will surely give feedback and share the flow and successes with you all! Thanks a million 🙏🙏
Hey, I want to thank you all for the good advise !! and a very special thanks to @Andra. It was a big succes. I love to share my approach. Hopefully it benefit others. 1. Setting the scene: I used the sailboat. to determine the goal, the strengths and the pains. 2. I used the "coach café" method so they could discover the theory by themselves. This was amazing!!! Topic was "the 4 roles of middle management". Every table represented a role. It were small table groups of 4 people. First they appointed a "facilitator" to make sure everyone contributed, stay to the topic and keep track of time. Then the they had to read a paper whit theory. At the back I had a colored paper with reflection questions or exercises. They LOVED the fact that they could talk to peers about common issues concerning the topic . It was not just random talk, but a structured conversation based on a theory. 3. After the set together around 1 role (app 1h) they had to make a MindTap to structure it all 4. To end it all the voted 12 skills (3 for each role) by voting dots. The placed those 12 skille on a wheel (rfc wheel of life) and scored themselves on a scale from 0 to 10. So they have a visual of a clear action plan that they can share with their +1. SO they had a theory, a rich conversation with peers and a action plan at the end !!
Hello Everyone. 👋 My name is Alex. I am based in Lyon (France). I am new to this club and very excited to take part in conversations around facilitation and sharing tips and tricks to better engage our groups in trainings and workshops. I have started facilitating 5 years ago and boy! It has been a great journey where I found myself always learning and trying new things. It has been a blast but now I am ready to take it to the next level. This is why I am here. Looking forward to sharing with you... 😉
Hey Workshoppers, I'm VERY excited about this: As many of you already know, I usually only do coaching inside our high-level paid community "Inner Circle"... BUT today I'm announcing a little experiment: I'm going to run a free, 1 hour, weekly coaching session right here in this community, starting next Tuesday (August 22nd)! 👉 Watch this video if you don't feel like reading! You can join these calls and ask me anything you like about: - Building your facilitation career - Running specific workshops - Getting help with running workshops/troubleshooting - Getting advice on working with clients - Sales and marketing tips - Whatever you like! The first call starts NEXT TUESDAY (August 22nd, 4pm CET) and you can see the full schedule of upcoming calls right here on the Skool Calendar. I'll decide if I'll keep doing these based on how many people show up/ whether you all find them useful! ⚠️ 2 important bits of information: ONE: These calls will be strictly ONE hour long. We'll get through as much as we can in that time. I do a 2-3 hour coaching session every week in our "Inner Circle All-Access" community (these are recorded & transcribed), for those who want to go deeper. We can talk about this in more detail next week if anyone is interested in learning more! TWO: There won't be recordings of these free Q&A sessions. Why? For lots of reasons, but in short: just come hang out live! Hope to see some of you next week, let's go! Cheers, Jonathan
Anyone else in here who bought the Design Sprint Masterclass recently? I‘m looking for a group of people to keep me motivated to complete the course and discuss learnings. A bit like a book club The plan: - We split up the course (probably around 5 parts) - Everyone watches the videos by themselves - We meet virtually every 2 weeks to discuss our learnings (CET compatible timezone) Comment on this post if you are interested 🙋 I‘ll set something up if we find at least 4 people to join 🎉
Hy must say that I just purchased the book but didn't start yet. I gladly dive into it but not sure my level of knowledge (just the book) is what you're looking for. If so, let me know and I dive in to it. I live in Begium CEST
Hello everyone! 🙋🏽♂️ I have experience running 4-Cs (LDJ-style) workshops which are fairly straightforward. But now I have the opportunity to facilitate a workshop for a large organisation involving 5 teams. My focus will be on helping them create a robust DEI Framework and a 3-year action plan. I'm excited and scared at the same time as it feels like a really daunting task! I plan to leverage the 4-Cs approach to pinpoint practical solutions for challenges, align them on the effort/impact scale, and then create a roadmap within their 3-year timeline. Easy enough. But before we delve into that process, I want to guide them in refining their objectives. Some of their existing objectives need fine-tuning (i.e. not well written and unclear), and I want to use the SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) to frame this. My question is this: How can I guide them to refine/rewrite their objectives without delving too deep into challenges and solutions right from the start? Can you suggest a workshop exercise or recipe that can help achieve this? Or do I simply tell them how to write their objectives using the SMART criteria, offer them a template then ask them to note and vote? Is this a step that should be done at the end, rather than at the start? Thank you in advance. 😊
@Sara Caldwell Hey sarah, Good questio n. thank you for that. I guess my goal is to have an exercise that they can use as a metaphor to talk about the strenghts and blockages. The LEGO exercice suggested by Rachel looks like a good way to "experience" having a goal that they have to translate to teammembers. What I hope they do differently is that they take time to reflect on the 4 roles of middle managent and choose to adapt a certain role by consious reflection instead of just jumping into situations. I believe exercices can ben strong Eye openers
Hey all! Yesterday I was participating an ordinary meeting. One part was a graphic designer showing first designs/mockups for a landingpage in different versions. We were five people in the group – hybrid set uo via MS Teams and Miro Board. And right after the designer finished her presentation asking for feedback you could feel the tension in the room, as no one had a clue who should begin with the feedback and how. Do you know that awkward feeling? I bet you do. So therefor, is there anyone who has a proper solution/framework/workshop that can be used to efficiently give feedback for designs or something else during a meeting? Thanks in advance for your thoughts :)
I think it might feel "safer" to let them write a feedback on a "anonymous" post-it. Gather all the feedback and give this back to the presenter. Of course a verbal feedback is better but if you feel resentment.. it can help to open up. You can also have them rate with a digital poll. and ask feedback afterwards
Hi Everyone! I had just completed with a Brand Strategy & Landing Page Information session with my consultant company clients! (Thank you @Jakub Michalski for providing a very good agenda post that I can follow to make it more clear for the facilitator club)😁 I had learned some exercises such as Golden Circle, Top 3 Values and Top 3 Audiences from Jake Knapp on his medium post. Add on Lightning Demos, 10 if 10, Impact & Effort board teaches on LDJ and also provide expectation on how they will feel during this session! Here are some highlights: 1. I facilitated the session with the help of my Co-Founder Annie 2. Clients updates are totally a WOW because they didn't think they can complete their brand value and completed their Landing Page structure by just 3 HOURS Session since these discussion had already spent more than 2 months to stop them to move forward! Here's how the 3 hours unfolded: 1. We started with Golden Circle start from What, How and Why and decision vote for the final 2. We then start with Top 3 Values where we finalized the brand Top 3 Values. 3. And Then follow with the Top 3 Audiences 4. We took a rest and they ate almost half of the snacks in front of them because their Brain work TOO HARD 5. Then we follow with the 10 for 10 with the Can We challenge statement based on the exercises we did on top 6. The team proceed with the lightning demos to shown which landing page image can comply or been shown for the solutions they voted for 10 for 10 7. At last we go with Impart & Effort to let the team members comply which information need to be collect following the priority they decide by themselves! I'm a totally new facilitator that just bought AJ&Smart Design Sprint Masterclass on 12th July and just get the certificate on 25th July! Within these two weeks, I had conducted 2 workshops for my 2 existing clients, and also 2 LDJ for my existing team members and the result looks great to lead us to very clear NEXT STEP!
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Finally did it! 🎉 My first workshop experience after joining FC.😜 Held a 2 days “Problem Solving” workshop for a team of 8 researchers in an agency from the public sector. Took photo of how we started thanks to @Jakub Michalski and @Rebecca Courtney for the suggestion, during one of our group call.😊 All participants commented on the wall, how beautiful it looked with the sticky notes up. Couldn't find the rectangular sticky notes so, I cut out A4 paper to shape and labeled them as categories. Used the 4Cs framework with the “sailboat” and for icebreaker: 4 quadrants questions and 2 truths & a lie. Worked wonders! Feedback was positive, feel satisfied 😆
The sailboat exercise is great. It can be used as a full-on exercise or as an ice-breaker. I've written about this in the past. But now I'd like to introduce another way to use it. However, this is not just another way to use it. It's a whole other way of using it. Allow me to explain: The sailboat exercise asks people to share the good things that are pulling the organization forward and the challenges that are weighing the organization down. In my experience, I've found it hard to get people to share things that are negative -- especially when their bosses are in the same room. Having people write on sticky notes anonymously helps. But to ease everyone's nerves and really get them sharing openly... Well, here's an alternative, and I'd love to hear how fellow facilitators are using it. Instead of asking: "What's pulling us forward and what's weighing us down?" Ask: "What do you currently like and what do you wish would be different?" This is inspired by the book Creative Confidence by the Kelley brothers.
Indeed a strong exercise. What I like to do is ask them to draw a boot that represents the company or team. It's fun to see how the group talks in metaphors to decide how the boat should look like and also the description at the debrief. You just ask 1. "design a boat that represents the company. 2. debrief why. As a coach you can dive deeper in the debrief. For example, what kind of boat? (says a lot already) lot of people on the boat? where is the captain? where is the boat sailing toward? Is that clear for everyone? How is the sea? quality of the boat? future proof? rowers or sail or engine?.... Its a safe and fun way to express.
Hey FC folks, I wanted to share a blog post I just put up reflecting on the 3rd year of my facilitation and training business, Forgewell. This year I combined my review with some personal stuff, so it's a bit different than Year One and Year Two. I try to be as open and transparent (sharing revenue etc) as I found it so helpful when I started out to read others who did the same with the whole Build in Public movement. Happy to answer any Q's and hope some of you find it interesting or useful. https://www.connorswenson.com/blog/yearthree
I would try to create awareness by asking 3 questions in group. 1. What are we already doing well on Teaching by competences 2. What can we improve 3. What must we start doing (The DO - STOP - KEEP method) Always a winner! you don't have to tell them what to do, they will tell by themselves.
Hy, I'm new in this club. I'm based in Belgium (better known as Brussels 😉). I'm active as a trainer, leadership coach for more than 15 years. I think I know what felicitating is but "you don't know what you don't know" so I'm looking forward to participate and learn from you