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Give Gain toGether: A facilitation technique and three words for 2021

Give Gain toGether: A facilitation technique and three words for 2021

As the new year starts, I am enjoying social media posts by colleagues who choose one word as a focal point for 2021. I think that this approach is worthwhile and motivational. As a slight twist, I offer three words

Learning while “Zooming” over seven weeks

Learning while “Zooming” over seven weeks

I recently facilitated a seven-part series about nonprofit board governance and teamwork for a 12-member board of directors. The platform was Zoom, the sessions were 1½ hour each held weekly over seven weeks, and most of the participants had only

Then and now: a story of facilitation design from my last pre-COVID-19 in-person session

Then and now: a story of facilitation design from my last pre-COVID-19 in-person session

On March 5th, 2020, I facilitated my last in-person session before the reality of COVID-19 struck. It was a great session with the client saying: Thank you again for facilitating our event last Thursday. Our staff and external partners have