Your lips are moving – all I hear is…

“How much information do participants in a meeting need to make wise and informed contributions?”

Facilitators must grapple with this key design question as they work with their clients to find the right balance of information delivery, discovery and discussion.

“A lot!”  – tends to be the answer of most Subject Matter Experts (SME). Continue reading “Your lips are moving – all I hear is…”

Facilitator? Instructor? Presenter? Coach?

Is facilitation really so distinct from other fields and disciplines?

Many points of intersection exist between facilitation and other fields such as education, adult education, organization development, coaching and presentation. There are, however, some very important differences in the outcomes being sought, and therefore the mindset, tools, and frameworks adopted to achieve desired results. Continue reading “Facilitator? Instructor? Presenter? Coach?”