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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 mee...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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 ...

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Icebreakers In Meetings

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...

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