ONLINE FACILITATION - BLOG
Whether you facilitate in person or online, effective facilitation is founded on good process design, core facilitator practices for guiding the group, and appropriate techniques to gather participant contributions. The facilitation diamond process is the standard structure that informs how to design all group work to follow a natural arc of collaborative conversation.
Does Your Meeting Design Have "Good Bones"?
Facilitating Group Work from Divergent to Convergent Thinking
As a facilitator of any collaborative group work, your main task is always the same. You are seeking to find the best way to guide group members through an appropriate collective learning and work process to achieve your session purpose. The facilitation diamond process ensures your meeting design will have “good bones” – a solid structure that supports tapping the full potential of group member experience, knowledge, ideas and wisdom for good results
In our blog on The Promise and Challenge of Collaboration, we saw that superior outcomes can only be realized when diverse group members are able to learn from each other for a fuller understanding of the whole situation or system.
No matter what size group you're facilitating, no matter if you're facilitating in person, or virtually, and no matter the sector that you're working in - whether it's government, business, community education, following the facilitation diamond process before your session or workshop will help you appropriately design the:
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Guide Group Process with Confidence
With the Basic Confident Facilitator Skills mini-course, you will know how to:
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