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!
Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone here has experience designing workshops or a design sprint for identifying the most practical AI solution for a client. I'm trying to come up with a good structure for an engaging, one-day workshop – where the client would come in as a team and work together to find pain-points, prioritise and come out with a roadmap to help them implement the solution that would be built by an external AI / ML company. The clients are usually not very technical so I'm thinking there would likely need to be some form of inspiration or educational aspect near the start, in order to help guide their ideas in a realistic direction. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated !
@Claus Höfele I just dove a bit deeper into the guy on the podcast – he uses the AI Design Sprint from 33A which I have tried a few times. I like this technique, but I feel like solutions and opportunities can be found in a more streamlined way, especially with experts in the room. Great suggestion in any case – I will definitely check out the episode!
Hi everyone, I posted a few days ago regarding Innovation workshops for AI (https://www.skool.com/facilitatorclub/innovation-workshop-for-ai-implementation?p=2a9ae5d2) and wanted to ask a related, but more general question... How does a facilitator work with incorporating presentations and pre-work into their sprints/workshops? The workshop I'm trying to build will include: - introducing the day's activities - general "education" about a specific topic (in this case AI/ML cases relevant to our client) - presenting existing solutions - then going into the "workshop" element of the session I'm curious if anyone starts their sprints with a powerpoint presentation, or similar, when you are talking to company or team that does not necessarily have the domain expertise about the solution we want their input on designing. Our client is also quite "traditional" so I have to find a good balance for them to see the benefit of a modern style of workshop and keep them engaged in order to gather their domain expertise that will in turn help us work together to design the best solution. Any insight on good methods/techniques of how to do this is much appreciated !
@Hilda Soto thanks for this ! My upcoming session is in person so we're doing it old school with sticky notes and dots. I asked the client questions over email and have some of the answers I need – but on this first, test run some of the aspects of understanding their business will be built into the first exercises of the day. We'll see how it goes and improve for the next one. Will definitely print some materials for them – great shout.
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