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A beautiful object to enhance conversations

A beautiful object to enhance conversations

“Bring them again!” I often place these globe-like metal objects on the tables at in-person sessions I facilitate. Participants love them. Their enthusiasm inspires me to share ideas and activities about ways I use the objects as an aid to

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

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

It’s OK to say “no” to a hybrid session.

“Can we do this hybrid?” Almost every client with whom I talk about facilitating a meeting or workshop asks this question. Three-quarters of the time, I answer, “It’s possible. Let’s talk more about it.” We often decide that a hybrid