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  1. 1. Secrets of Facilitation Secrets From the Best
  2. 2. Developing Facilitation Skills <ul><li>We use facilitation skills to guide and direct key parts of our work. </li></ul><ul><li>A facilitator is someone who helps a group meet their goals. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Three principles of facilitation <ul><li>Draw out opinions and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on HOW, WHAT </li></ul><ul><li>Never take sides </li></ul>
  4. 4. Encourage participation : <ul><li>Check comfort level </li></ul><ul><li>Allow all ideas to be heard </li></ul><ul><li>Make members feel good about their contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and decisions should be group nominated </li></ul><ul><li>Be Supportive </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why do you need facilitation skills? <ul><li>Good planning </li></ul><ul><li>Keep members involved </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Increase skills </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve conflicts </li></ul>
  6. 6. Being a good facilitator includes : <ul><li>Understanding goals </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping the group and the agenda moving forward </li></ul><ul><li>Involving everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Decisions are made democratically </li></ul>
  7. 7. Planning a good process <ul><li>Climate </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Room Arrangements </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Ground rules <ul><li>One person at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to others </li></ul><ul><li>No mocking or attacking </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Respect each other </li></ul>
  9. 9. The meeting process <ul><li>Start on time </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome, thank everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Make introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Review agenda, objectives, and ground rules </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>Stick to the agenda </li></ul>
  10. 10. The meeting process (cont.) <ul><li>Seek commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Bring closure to each item </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize results and follow-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Thank the participants </li></ul><ul><li>Close the meeting </li></ul>
  11. 11. Preventing disruptions <ul><li>Get agreement early </li></ul><ul><li>Listen and show respect </li></ul><ul><li>Show respect </li></ul><ul><li>Learn expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Stay cool </li></ul>
  12. 12. Interventions for disrupters <ul><li>Individual domination </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation </li></ul><ul><li>Tension </li></ul><ul><li>Someone expressing doubts </li></ul><ul><li>Side conversations </li></ul><ul><li>If these fail </li></ul><ul><li>Last resort </li></ul>

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