Blog Posts

Welcome to our blog! Here you can find articles written by our team of professional facilitators. Our posts feature tips, tricks, tools, dilemmas and discussions that will help you improve your personal facilitation skills and increase your understanding of how to collaborate effectively.

Optimizing Your Content for Virtual Delivery

Date: June 16, 2020 1:28 pm

The following excerpt is drawn from one module of our new Virtual Facilitative Trainer workshop, developed by Kevin Quinn, an Adult Learning expert an...

Maximizing Engagement in Your Virtual Meetings

Date: May 4, 2020 1:41 pm

You may have noticed that meeting leaders need to work harder to engage participants during virtual meetings. Compared to face-to-face meetings, ther...

Are You Ready for Your Close Up? How to Show Up for Your Virtual Meetings

Date: April 15, 2020 3:33 pm

In our current reality of exclusively virtual meetings, an increasing number of organizations and leaders are requesting that cameras be on, if at all...

Facilitation First’s Virtual Meetings Best Practices

Date: April 2, 2020 2:45 pm

Virtual Meeting Best Practices Only hold a meeting when collaboration is required – status updates can be done via email Prepare: Design me...

Preventing Groupthink When its Decision-Making Time

Date: February 20, 2020 1:59 pm

Concurrence seeking is a natural tendency that we all, as human beings seek out. Let’s face it, who really wants to be seen as the lone wolf speakin...

Getting Buy–In on a Meeting Process

Date: January 21, 2020 9:03 pm

Process: A sequence of steps that have been strung together in a logical way to achieve a mutually agreed to outcome. A facilitator is typically br...

Keys to Creating Neutrality or ‘Perceived’ Neutrality

Date: November 12, 2019 2:50 pm

“A bridge has no allegiance to either side,” said British artist and author, Les Coleman. Indeed, bridges have long been universal symbols of conn...

Effective Meeting Follow Through

Date: October 15, 2019 8:55 pm

You nailed it. You took some time pre-meeting to gather some input from the group; you provided a succinct but invaluable preread along with your focu...

Getting a New Leader on Board Part II

Date: September 17, 2019 5:33 pm

In our last issue of our newsletter we introduced the first two stages for integrating a new leader into a team. We discussed how important it is that...

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