This chapter focuses on the power of facilitation as an enabler of positive public dialogues and critical conversations and as a tool to resolve conflicts. The power of facilitation can help leaders, managers, community advocates, public dialogue professionals, mediators, facilitators and anyone who is faced with conflict. It helps to resolve disputes between individuals or […]
Today, the speed and volume of information can be overwhelming. Critical thinking skills give people the tools they need to actively listen and critically consume information. Critical thinkers challenge assumptions and zero in on the information that leads to the path of innovation rather than complacency. The process of becoming a “thinking organization” begins with […]
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM GMT+1 To celebrate the release of The Power of Facilitation, the Facilitation Stories podcast team of IAF England & Wales have organised a panel discussion with some of the book’s contributors: Hector Villarreal Lozoya, author of chapter 5 “The Power of Facilitation For Team Development” Martin Gilbraith, co-author […]
In this chapter, we share our experience of how to create and develop facilitative competencies and skills. Enabling internal people to facilitate change and transformation, with external facilitators as support. With this ‘train-the-facilitator’ approach, the organization builds its own facilitator competencies. Also, the role of a facilitator becomes well known in the organization and becomes […]
Thu, July 1, 2021, 18:00–19:30 CEST Join us in this session of the IAF Europe & Middle East webinar series Facilitation Insights, where contributors to our new book will share something of their experience of the Power of Facilitation and invite you to share something of yours.
If you Google “Strategic Planning”, you will find thousands of books, articles and resources on the subject. From Porter’s Five Forces to Schumpeter’s Gales of Destruction, from Blue Ocean Strategies to Edge Strategies and from agile organizations to continuous learning organizations, there are hundreds of tools and templates, thousands of how-to guides and mountains of […]
This post by contributor Barbara McKay is reposted with thanks from North Star Facilitators. Over the last 2.5 years, an international team of 15+ IAF facilitators including graphic/visual practitioners from five continents and 8 time zones have been co-designing a book called The Power of Facilitation. I wanted to share the incredible process that we went […]