online facilitation

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

Virtual Idea 3: Active listening in a virtual session

Virtual Idea 3: Active listening in a virtual session

I love using an active listening activity in an in-person facilitated meeting, workshop, or session. Active listening is a quick, yet powerful, activity as it gives participants a way to collect their thoughts about a topic and then express them.

Virtual Idea 2: Exploring the 5 life stages of a nonprofit organization online

Virtual Idea 2: Exploring the 5 life stages of a nonprofit organization online

When I facilitate strategic planning, board governance, board development, and team building sessions with nonprofit organizations, I often use an activity I developed based on a book entitled The 5 Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations by Judith Sharken Simon with