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.

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...

Bringing A Group To Consensus

Date: March 21, 2019 4:39 pm

Does This Decision Require a Consensus? I've often had clients come to me for advice when their group can't seem to make timely decisions, and when...

Facilitating So Women Will Be Heard

Date: March 5, 2019 2:39 pm

Ask any group of women about their meeting pet peeves, and you are likely to hear many examples of being interrupted, not being called on for their ex...

How to Engage Introverts in Your Meetings

Date: January 23, 2019 6:53 pm

We have devoted several articles to strategies to tame the dominators in a meeting (see Bosses, Bullies, and Braggarts: How to Tame Meeting Dominators...

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