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 Workshoppers, We just released a full video guide on how to run an OKR workshop, including the Miro template! Thanks to @Johan Holst for the amazing work on this one! I love how It turned out. Cheers, Jonathan and the AJ&Smart Team
Hey Facilitator Club Community! 👋 I'm excited to share my game plan for mastering the art of facilitation. I've broken down my journey into 5 major phases: from education to continuous improvement. I hope this checklist can serve as a useful roadmap for anyone looking to get serious about this craft. So here it is: 🌟 Igniter Phase: The Spark - ✅ Joined the Facilitator Club: Took the first step to get inspired, stay updated, and build my support system. This ignited my journey into the world of facilitation! 📚 Phase 1: Education and Skill Building - 📘 Read "Make Time" by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky: Mastering balanced productivity. - 📘 Read "Design Sprint" by Jake Knapp: Foundational understanding of key methods. - 🎓 Join “Workshopper Master” by AJ&Smart: Comprehensive training! - ✏️ Compile a List of Exercises: My toolkit of facilitation techniques. 🤝 Phase 2: Practical Experience - 👫 Facilitate Workshops for Friends: Safe space for practice and real feedback. - 🎭 Conduct Mock Workshops: Solo or with volunteers for real-world practice. - 💼 Offer Free Workshops for Local Businesses: Testimonials and portfolio building! 🏆 Phase 3: Building Credibility - 📝 Document and Share Experiences: Blogging and/or vlogging my journey. - 📋 Compile a Portfolio: Case studies and testimonials. 💰 Phase 4: Monetizing and Scaling - 💼 Offer Paid Workshops: Start small, then scale up. - 📰 Publish Articles/Guides: Sharing my expertise. - 💌 Start a Mailing List: Regular insights and updates for my audience. 🔄 Phase 5: Continuous Improvement - 🎤 Attend Facilitation Conferences: Keeping up with industry trends. - 🧐 Peer Reviews: Get feedback from experienced facilitators. - 📚 Refresh Your Training: As tech and methods evolve, so should I. That's My Plan! 🙌 I believe that planning is half the battle won. With this checklist, I aim to hold myself accountable and track my progress. And hey, we're all in this journey together, so I'd love to hear your feedback, tips, or even your own goals. Let's help each other level up! 🚀
Hi everybody, great to be here and to start my facilitating journey! I'm currently preparing a LDJ and was wondering how to best approach the ideation part (step 5) if you have multiple HMW's. Do you ideate solutions and vote per HMW individually or all at once? Or alternatively ideate solutions per HMW and vote on the total of solutions? In this workshop I expect more then one challenge. Anyone that can share their experience with this and what works best? Many thanks in advance for your help!
Yesterday I did my first LDJ (and today the second one) and boy did it deliver. What a great process to get alignment, insights and tangible actions to follow up on! Indeed did the HMW one-by-one, which worked great to keep focus on one topic at a time. The energy was great throughout and all the participants were really excited about the workshop and steps forward. Nobody had ever done such a workshop before so it was quite an experiment but it delivered! Really excited about doing more and more workshops. Thanks all for you help!