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📍Where is everyone from?📍
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!
Rebecca Courtney
Jakub Michalski
Benedict Odjobo
David Newman
Nils Krüger
New comment 2h ago
3 likes • Jan 19
@Katrien Schepers I'll think of an easier way to display this 😅
4 likes • Jan 19
@Jeff Panning we were thinking of doing that initially (and might still) but we wanted everyone to engage and comment on this post first 🙂 It’s nice to see everyone adding to it for now.
🚨Start here!
Hey there! 👋 Facilitator Club is THE community for Facilitators or those who want to learn the skill of facilitation, where you can… ✅ Talk about facilitation and workshops (like the Design Sprint!) ✅ Talk about facilitation careers and how to build one (and make $$$ as a Facilitator!) ✅ Share workshop/facilitation insights, experiences, and resources ✅ Ask the AJ&Smart team questions about facilitation & workshops! These documents contain important information about the group rules and getting the most out of this community, so please read through everything before you get started! 👇👇👇 👮‍♀️ Group rules 🚨 💃 How to get the most out of the Facilitator Club community 🕺 Really happy to have you here, hope you love the community as much as we do! Lots of love, The AJ&Smart team 💛
Laura Faint
Rebecca Courtney
Claudia Spinelli
Marianne Noiman
Kim Grimard
New comment 2d ago
1 like • Feb 6
@Tadeja Jan Welcome to the community!
1 like • Feb 20
@Aigerim Tashmatova Hey! Also, the books Gamestorming by Dave Gray et al, Liberating Structures and Funretrospectives have great ideas for workshop activities!
Icebreaker/Energizer Ideas Needed for my workshop
I'm facilitating a workshop for startups. It's going to be an LDJ about how to enhance their collaboration. I need ideas for an icebreaking activity and an energizer, as the workshop will take place in the afternoon right after lunch. I want to ensure the participants are engaged and energized throughout the session. Any suggestions for an activity that can help kickstart their energy levels and create a vibrant atmosphere? Your input would be greatly appreciated!
Coco Curry
David Newman
Danny Farmer
Danita Bowling
Stephen Morris
New comment Nov 7
1 like • Sep 14
Hey @Hind Bayane. Check this thread out because there's some amazing icebreakers mentioned here: My favourite one is 'My first job'. It's sooooooo easy. You as the facilitator can demonstrate it. You simply tell the group your name, your first job and what you learned from it. You can then get participants to do this. You can either get them to do it in pairs if it's a bigger group or you can do a round robin with them if it's a small group. This always breaks the ice and has everyone laughing.
1 like • Sep 18
@Hind Bayane This sounds great! I really love asking questions like that to get people really thinking and it's not work related which is an added bonus. Glad to hear it went so well :)
Want to learn EXACTLY how to design a workshop from scratch?????
Are you planning on designing a workshop for your team or a client but you don't know where to start? Don't worry, we got you! In our latest video, AJ&Smart CEO and Expert Facilitator, @Jonathan Courtney shows you EXACTLY how to design an amazing team collaboration workshop. Jonathan uses the 4C's framework (which we use to design every single workshop) and shows you how to capture the information provided by the client correctly. This video is a recording of a live training we ran for members of our facilitation community and has been slightly edited for a smoother viewing on YouTube. Big shout out to @Jakub Michalski who also brought this video to life! It's a long one (35 mins or so), so grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax and enjoyyyyyyy ☕️
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Benedict Odjobo
New comment Nov 4
Career Tip: People can tell you're using Chat GPT ❌
Hey Workshoppers! Just thought this might be a useful tip/warning for those of you using Chat GPT a lot: It's pretty easy to tell when someone's using it! I see a few posts here in the community which I'm 100% sure were "generated" and they not only lack any sort of personality, but they also get no engagement. As in, nobody replies to them, they just take up space. The same thing will happen if you email people/clients, create posts on Linkedin etc. They won't respond. Believe me, I get 50 messages a day on Linkedin trying to sell me stuff/get a job and I can always tell when they are Chat GTP generated. You're writing needs to have some personality and authenticity for people to care enough to interact with it. Sure, I get it, if you're non-native English speaking, it's super helpful to be able to use something like this... but to be honest, I think it's better to just write how you write and then use Google Translate. So yeah, just a note to those using it as a "silver bullet". It's very obvious, it's not enjoyable to read and it can make you come across as being very dull. Cheers, Jonathan
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Hassanein Ismail
New comment Jun 28
4 likes • Jun 8
I completely agree @Jonathan Courtney! I think it's a great tool to draw inspiration from. For example, if you're serious about posting on LinkedIn daily and if you've hit a wall coming up with ideas, you could ask it to generate ideas around the topic of facilitation/workshopping so that you have a list of content ideas to work with. This is a huge time saver but I would, like you, HIGHLY recommend writing the posts yourself which showcases your own personality and tone of voice.
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Rebecca Courtney
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Facilitation Coach at AJ&Smart. I have a Masters in Education and I’m passionate about helping groups collaborate more effectively.
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