The Art of Facilitation: Changing the Way the World Meets

Description: Hampshire College alum Jay W. Vogt founded Peoplesworth, a private practice in organizational development, in 1982 and he has facilitated thousands of meetings and retreats since. Jay is the author of Recharge Your Team: The Grounded Visioning Approach and Board Roles to Board Goals: Creating an Annual Board Workplan. In this talk he discusses … Continue reading The Art of Facilitation: Changing the Way the World Meets

Guiding an Event Through to a Successful Conclusion

Description: So you've been asked to facilitate a meeting. What does that mean exactly? Do you just ensure that everyone's introduced, and maybe kick off with a quick ice breaker exercise? Is your main role simply to stand by the flip chart and note down all the ideas? What preparation do you need to do? How do you … Continue reading Guiding an Event Through to a Successful Conclusion

The Partnership Toolbox A Facilitator’s Guide to Partnership Dialogue

Description: This manual is a guide to facilitating constructive discussion and dialogue with partners. It is based on the idea that partnership is a process and an ongoing journey. Rather than a set oftools to apply to partners, this manual lays out a process for CRS and partners to jointly explore the challenges they face. … Continue reading The Partnership Toolbox A Facilitator’s Guide to Partnership Dialogue

Online Facilitation 101

Description: All of our workshops are rooted in our Direct Education approach. Our trainers center the group, building upon dynamics in the room and participants’ own experience to introduce new content and help the group access their own wisdom. Many of our public workshops are “training of trainers”; they’re designed for folks facilitating and training across contexts … Continue reading Online Facilitation 101

Learning Solutions: Online Facilitation Cards

Description: These facilitation cards are a set of printable and digital images that can be used to visually facilitate meetings, workshops, and learning events taking place online. There are three versions that can be used separately or combined, depending on the context:■ Smartphone version (people show their phone screens to their webcams).■ Print-out version (Printing … Continue reading Learning Solutions: Online Facilitation Cards

Integral Facilitator® Programs

Description: The Integral Facilitator® training is a series of programs that combines the principles of masterful facilitation with leading insights from the fields of developmental psychology and Zen awareness together in an Integral approach. Quick Tip: A unique but paid training program that could give new insights into facilitation, especially those who are more experienced. … Continue reading Integral Facilitator® Programs

Comprehensive Guide for Facilitator Training

Description: This facilitator guide is for training yourself to lead a group through a learning session, even if you’re not an expert on the subject or an experienced teacher. Quick Tip: This guide is an easier read than a handbook but not as detailed. It gives an overall summary of what is required for facilitators … Continue reading Comprehensive Guide for Facilitator Training

What’s that? Material for Facilitation

Introduction: "Every time I facilitate I make a Materials and Equipment List. This is for me to think through exactly what we need on hand, and also to share with a partner or host when you are sourcing these items locally. This is a two column list that can be an aggregated list of everything needed … Continue reading What’s that? Material for Facilitation

Train the Trainers

Description: Have you taken care of all the logistics for your upcoming workshop? Do you have all the materials readily available? How can trainings be planned, organised and carried out effectively? This is a perspective for trainers and facilitators which supports them to carry out workshops, trainings and capacity development courses based on the SSWM Toolbox. It … Continue reading Train the Trainers

Facilitation Step by Step

Description: The idea of this learning companion is to support your self-development as a professional, to help you find your definition of a facilitator through observation, practice, or individual work. What you save here represents in sum our portfolio of competencies and your characteristics. The companion helps you to collect experience and makes it accessible … Continue reading Facilitation Step by Step