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!
Hey everyone! Last year, we had an absolutely delightful 1.5-day team retreat with a major corporate group at our AJ&Smart office in Berlin. Let me tell you, it was GREAT! We got creative with the LDJ Royale and added some cool activities for starting strong and ending even stronger. Here are some highlights: - @Jonathan Courtney facilitated the session with help from @Rebecca Courtney - We didn't have any slides! We went all authentic and created all the visuals by hand on a massive King Flipchart. - We added excursions like a walk to our local ice cream shop and a meetup at our favorite cafe on day two (very much inspired by The Power of Moments). - The feedback from the client was the icing on the cake – “everything was perfect”! That made us super happy! Here's how the days unfolded: Day 1: - We started with a light intro to workshopping. - Warmup: An improv exercise we learned from a public speaking coach, David JP Phillips - We then dived into the Sailboat activity, where we crafted a challenge statement. - And then, the much-awaited LUNCH! - After lunch, we dived into Lightning Demos and 10 for 10. - We concluded with reflections on the day and shared what we learned about workshopping – as we brought in some Champagne! 🍾 - We ended the day with a dinner in one of our favorite restaurants near the office. Day 2: - We started with a talk on the 4C's Framework and the principles of Workshopping. - We continued with The Action Board (and it worked very well!) - The Tony Robbins "Gratitude Meditation" really resonated (there may have been a tear or two). - LUNCH with a side of Champagne was a lovely touch. The LDJ Royale was a great choice for the team retreat. It’s always amazing to see the principles we teach in our courses come to life and make an impact. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ We regularly share "inside scoop" posts like this inside our Workshopper Master community (our high-level program/community for those who want to build a high-paid Facilitation career). DM me if you want to learn more about joining! 🤗
It's that time again! I want to put what we’re learning in the world of facilitation and workshopping into practice with this workshop design challenge! I will be posting anonymized client briefs (repurposed briefs from past clients of AJ&Smart) over the next few weeks and I would love for you to design a workshop to meet these briefs. I have attached our Agenda template that you can use to complete this task. In the comments section, you can write the same headings in this template to give you some guidance. This template follows AJ&Smart’s 4C’s Framework for structuring ANY workshop. So...what is the 4C’s Framework? We’re glad you asked! The 4C’s stand for Collect, Choose, Create, and Commit. The 4C’s Framework can be used to design any workshop regardless of topic, length, or outcome. If you want to get the full breakdown of how it works and how to use it in your workshops, you can download the Workshopper Playbook, where we explain everything in detail! So, let's take a look at the brief 👀 Client: GreenTech Innovators Contact Person: Emma Johnson Subject: Workshop Challenge - Sustainable Living for High School Students Background: GreenTech Innovators is a company focused on making the world greener. We develop products and services to help people live more sustainably. We want to teach high school students about the importance of sustainable living. Objective: Create a fun and engaging workshop for high school students (aged 14-18) about sustainable living. The workshop should help students understand how their actions impact the environment and teach them ways to live more sustainably. Workshop Requirements: - Duration: The workshop should last 1.5 to 2 hours. - Format: Mix presentations, activities, and group discussions - Content: Cover these topics: a. Why sustainable living matters b. How our choices affect the environment c. GreenTech Innovators’ products and services d. Tips for living sustainably
Hello guys, we recently conducted a retrospection workshop to gather feedback, and - all in the process of carrying out a business audit for a Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. And I had the most interesting experience! Without whiteboards or flip charts, post-it notes, or Sharpies; we had to improvise everything. We explained the rules of the Sailboat exercise to the staff and it seemed like everyone was on board. Gave them 8 minutes each on the 'What they thought was moving the business forward and what, in their opinion, was holding the establishment back. Folks just went right ahead and wrote everything down. So, when I asked for the notes on 'Moving forward' they just handed me both 'the Moving Forwards and Anchors' on one sheet. I lost the real fun part of the exercise, but we pretty much got their opinions in 10 minutes total. Anyone ever had a similar experience with a bunch of know-it-alls 🤣