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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

Four BIG facilitation questions in 2017 … and now.

Four BIG facilitation questions in 2017 … and now.

After a two-year absence, I visited the delightful Le Plateau/Mt Royal area in Montreal and re-discovered my favourite coffee shops. Memories return. In June 2017, at one of the cafes over latte and espresso drinks, Chris Pedersen and I created

Here’s my first question for “back in the room” in-person facilitation.

Here’s my first question for “back in the room” in-person facilitation.

You have been asked by a client organization to facilitate an in-person session. The first question I now ask in a similar conversation is, “Will any participant join us online, that is, remotely?” In the last two weeks, I’ve been

SUCCESS – it’s not always what you see. A garden analogy for facilitating teams and organizations

SUCCESS – it’s not always what you see. A garden analogy for facilitating teams and organizations

I am a member of a local community garden and last week, saw this sign drawn by a gardener on a whiteboard in our garden shed. Stay encouraged, be positive. SUCCESS – it’s not always what you see. I immediately