in-person facilitation

Facilitating a journey through Covid: stories and lessons

Organizations are intentionally debriefing their Covid “journeys” while acknowledging that the pandemic still exists. Recently, I facilitated a 2½-hour session with the 15-person leadership team of a nonprofit organization. The team wanted to: – Remember and acknowledge the events that

Learning from our past to plan our future: a Historical Scan

I love a great Historical Scan technique when facilitating. I was reminded of the power of the Scan when I used it recently with the board and staff of a large provincial nonprofit organization. They wanted to decide the core

Online and in-person sessions: Mindset is the secret ingredient for success.

Online and in-person sessions: Mindset is the secret ingredient for success.

I recently had a unique opportunity to compare online and in-person facilitation experiences. I facilitated two sessions with the same purpose, outcomes, design, and activities – and one main difference – one was online and one was in-person. I have

How did we do? Evaluating short and long-term facilitation processes

How did we do? Evaluating short and long-term facilitation processes

“Thanks for your excellent facilitation of this process.” These are gratifying words to receive in an email 3/4 of the way through a 10-month strategic planning process. The ebb and flow of a longer facilitated process are uniquely different than