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!
@Göran Hielscher thank you for a great and welcoming question :-) I have experience from facilitating small management teams (meetings, workshops, 2 day seminars) as well as larger group of volunteers where I have also done teaching. I have yet do sell myself as facilitator, so I have something to learn here. I am well founded in organisational psychology, coaching and have many hours practical "on the floor" experience. I have tried MANY exercises, also developed some myself and MOST of them worked :-)
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hi. I enjoy facilitation and also the preparation: - understand customers needs - design proces criteria - decide workshop structure - decide exercises - prepare material But I am used to do this as volunteer. So I am afraid I might spend too much time preparing if anybody was to pay for this. I take it, that longer workshops needs more planning, but maybe not proportional (for instance a two day seminar of 15 hours does not requiring 6 times as much planning as a 1,5 hours workshop - or?) Do you have a rule of thumb for how much preparing for a workshop?
thank you for your comments. Of course its better to overprepare than underprepare. And you need more time when you are new in the game, than when you are experienced. To me its a matter of planing my own time: How much time do I need to block in advance to a workshop?
I have returned from vacation and read all you comments. I understand your points, but had hoped for something a little more specific ;-) That might not be possible. I also know, that it is very different how clarified the customer is from the beginning. Part of the prep is with the customer and is important for success.