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The Tool of Open Space Technology Facilitation

The Tool of Open Space Technology Facilitation

About 20 years ago I found myself at a national conference. As part of this, I participated in my first Open Space Technology session and loved it. And I wasn’t the only one. Many people shared they loved the experience, felt they were heard, worked on something of...

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The 7 Steps of World Café Facilitation

The 7 Steps of World Café Facilitation

There are loads of facilitation tools and techniques available. A key part of your role as a facilitator is to select which to use to achieve the best outcomes. We often use and are often asked about designing sessions based on the principles of The World Café...

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Tools for First Time Facilitators

Tools for First Time Facilitators

Facilitation tools go well beyond talk time. When used well they can draw out conversation, opinions, feelings, priorities, inspiration, experiences, stories, issues and motivation. They can take the focus off the ‘directed nature’ of a session and place ‘çontrol’...

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Top Traits of Effective Facilitators

Top Traits of Effective Facilitators

We are often asked what it takes and how long it takes to become an effective and sought after facilitator. And then it’s usually followed with “Do you think I would make a good facilitator?” To help answer this question, I’ve put together my list of top traits. They...

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The 5 Key Principles of Effective Facilitation

The 5 Key Principles of Effective Facilitation

Have you ever wondered how to get started as a facilitator? Or maybe you’ve been asked to facilitate an issue, new project or change in your workplace or team. If you have, then please forgive yourself if you headed straight into the drafting of an agenda with...

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Stepping Into Leadership Without Being Bossy

Stepping Into Leadership Without Being Bossy

Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Do you see things – even small things that you know could change your world or that of your career or business? Then it’s likely stepping into leadership will benefit others as well as yourself. Right now, I want...

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Our Business in the Cotton Industry  

Our Business in the Cotton Industry  

I’m often asked how we got to work in the Cotton industry, what’s it like and is it different to other sectors? I think these questions are super relevant for others in business as we had no prior experience with Cotton and didn’t know what a boll was (we pronounced...

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5 Tips for your next Zoom

5 Tips for your next Zoom

Stepping in to lead a ZOOM call is an art. It takes energy to create a visible presence. Do you know that many people are fearful of meeting this way? As someone who leads online meetings, it falls to you to consciously use tips and tools to ensure engagement and...

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10 Top ZOOM Engagement Tips   

10 Top ZOOM Engagement Tips   

You’ve been told to get everyone together and host a ZOOM meeting. Doesn’t sound too difficult, does it? Setting up a ZOOM account is easy. Sending out a calendar invite is simple. What’s not so easy is how to navigate and facilitate a group of people to get the best...

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