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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!
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📍Where is everyone from?📍
4 likes • Nov '23
Ireland
Impact effort matrix question
For those that have used this to prioritize ideas after a team brainstorming session, I’d love to hear some tips to make the debrief smooth. For example, do you briefly explain the matrix and ask participants to place their ideas where they think it goes? Alternatively, do you place them yourself after having an entire group discussion? I’m planning to use this for a workshop this upcoming week. I need a quick and simple approach to get people to use this, without a whole lot of discussion an explanation due to limited time. This debrief will come right after three smaller groups discuss ideas that they can share with the larger group. Thanks in advance for your advice. Jennie
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Hi @Jennie Shiu I love this exercise and groups that I work with are usually really impressed particularly after a vote on ideation, where the assumption that the highest voted idea is the best one to start actioning first, where as when mapped on Impact/Effort, you normally find that it sits in the "Make a project" quadrant and there are other ideas that are less effort that we should action first. My main advice is to simplify it as much as possible, we are not trying to get precise metrics for impact/effort, more an estimation of both, but maybe agree with main stakeholders before hand what high/medium/low effort could mean and same with impact
Using whiteboard tool for in person sessions
Hi, I wanted to get the groups opinion on something. I feel, one of the hardest jobs in being a facilitator, is when you finish an inperson workshop, and then have to collect all the post its, and transcribe them onto Mural/Miro to share back to group. It takes forever, some handwriting can be hard to read, and the sentiment can be lost when the session is over. With this in mind, I have recently starting running my inperson workshops through Mural. I ask everyone to bring their laptop to the session, share the link to a whiteboard in mural and capture all post its that way. We still have all the very rich conversation around the table, but when session is over, I just do a bit of tidying on the Mural board and share the results. What are peoples thoughts on this?
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thanks for all the responses on this one, some great food for thought
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@Ren Yee Quek never knew this existed, wow, that is life changing!!!
Facilitation tools show and tell
What's your favorite facilitation tool, and how has it made your job easier? Share a picture or a brief description, and let's learn from each other! For me, it's Magic Paper! It turns ANYYYYYYYYY surface into a whiteboard which has been useful every time the workshop location changes very last minute, or we run out of whiteboard space. It's not cheap but 1000000% worth it!
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Facilitation tools show and tell
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Hi @Jakub Michalski Mine has to be Mural, not only is it very easy for anyone to pick up and use(which can be a big hurdle in online workshops), it is also packed with brilliant templates where I have learned a lot of different techniques from trying out. (I don't work for Mural by the way, just love their product!)
Knowledge of many excesises or mastery of a few?🧙
This is a topic I think most of us can relate to I certainly know that I have had phases in both camps where I sometimes only consider a few exercises for workshop design and sometimes I want to flip through books and internet resources to find the perfect exercises for the occasion. Both approaches work and the optimal is probably as always combination approach. Is the picture true or false? 👩‍⚖️ What's your approach and where is your ideal balance? ⚖️
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Knowledge of many excesises or mastery of a few?🧙
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Its a great topic, I have run so many "bespoke" workshops which are all just very small tweaks to some core workshops, or a combination of a couple of different recipes. Being confident enough with the core methods gives you the confidence to tweak and experiment.
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Tj Mackey
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Facilitate various workshops in my organisation designed to help people come up with more creative and engaging ways of getting work done

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