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Courageous conversations & visual facilitation: an interview with Rosanna von Sacken


By James Smart on  

Republished with thanks from SessionLab

Helping a group have deeper, more meaningful conversations is a cornerstone of great facilitation. Whether working with a team to solve problems or build relationships, creating a safe space for discussion and engagement is the foundation of progress.

But how might we create those spaces and conversations in practice? What might we learn from the field of visual facilitation and how could we apply it when we facilitate meetings and workshops?

To celebrate the launch of The Power of Facilitation – a new book about how groups can use facilitation to create great results – we’re speaking to the contributors to the book about their approaches and ideas.

In this first interview, we spoke to Rosanna Von Sacken of Advanced Consulting and Facilitation Ltd. about her approach as a visual facilitator and coach, and learned so much about her practice and how her experiences in emergency management led her to facilitation.

Rosanna shares her insight on how to have more courageous conversations, ask better questions, and create encouragement and trust in a group. We also discuss the differences between graphic and visual facilitation and how both processes might help create better workshops and meetings.

We found Rosanna’s insight and approach illuminating, and we hope you might use some of the ideas and discussion points in your own practice!

Let’s take a look!

Read on at SessionLab

By Martin Gilbraith

Certified Professional Facilitator | Master, ICA:UK Associate, #FacPower author, FRSA.