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.

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...

Getting a New Leader on Board Part I

Date: September 5, 2019 8:37 pm

Change is the one constant we can depend on. Unfortunately, this means that even good situations – such as having a team leader who’s effective an...

Establishing Norms for a Successful Meeting

Date: August 14, 2019 12:55 pm

All groups and teams need guidelines to ensure a cooperative and supportive environment and defines the group’s culture. Most importantly norms are ...

Icebreakers: When, Why, and How to Use Them

Date: June 14, 2019 2:41 pm

We’ve been asked a lot about icebreakers and how to use them efficiently. They are a great way to warm up a group who may be meeting for the first t...

Ensuring Your Strategic Plan Is Put Into Action!

Date: May 23, 2019 6:00 pm

A lot of hard work and energy went into creating your company's strategic plan. But then reality hits, and there is no time to implement it! Deadlines...

Top 10 Characteristics of an Excellent Group Facilitator

Date: May 7, 2019 1:43 pm

A combination of skills and personality traits make a great group facilitator. Though there are many skills that excellent facilitators possess, here ...

Who Will Be In the Meeting? Facilitating Different Personalities

Date: April 12, 2019 8:24 pm

It can be challenging as a facilitator to manage the variety of personalities in any given meeting. As tempting as it might be to treat everyone the s...

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