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Interactive Learning Through Facilitation

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This slideshow accompanied the first day of a facilitation training program and was interspersed with activities

This slideshow accompanied the first day of a facilitation training program and was interspersed with activities

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  • Overview of the whole program
    Find out who is going where eg simulation etc - do this in action, go through each day


  • Some of the theory underpinning
    - confident facilitation
    - transfer of learning
  • Four main tools that you can use when you are working with groups

    - group discussion that you lead
    - how to make the most of brainstorming
    - group discussion called World Cafe
    - action method called Full Circle

  • Using Open Space - a day for you to explore with each other your experiences of transferring learning, what works etc

    Plan your project for the rest of the week
    - simulation
    - facilitating
    - debrief (last two days)

  • Simulation in Jakarta

    Rest of us will be staying here to further develop your facilitation skills and develop a program that you can take back and implement in your own office
  • Regroup in Jakarta for the simulation & training debriefs
  • Building a bridge between this workshop and what you will be doing back in your own offices

    On-going development plan

    Proof is in the pudding!
  • Re-cap overall program

  • About me - I’m a facilitator
    Tangle of butcher’s paper, pens and group ideas
    I’ll be demonstrating and modelling behaviours


  • Line up: BirthdayLine up: Total travel time to get to this workshop

    Map: Place you call home

    Chunk: Time working in current job
    - less than 12 months
    - 1 - 5 years
    - 6 - 10 years
    - more than 10 years
    Newbies pair up with old hands


  • There’s more to learning and being together as a community than these topics
    Shared experiences





  • Even telling people REALLY LOUDLY doesn’t work!



  • Break time - surely?


  • In groups of three, talk about something that you have learned (either recently or in the past) - a new skill or understanding. What were the conditions that enabled that learning to happen?


  • Explore this a bit further - line up according to your current skill as a juggler
    Form pairs


  • Keep track of your own learning - I’ll make time for you to write in it, and you can write in it whenever you like. Also, drawing, doodling etc is OK
    Based on what we have done so far this morning...
    What = new knowledge, info, skills, processes, activities - did I learn
    How = observing, doing etc - did I learn?

  • Anyone recognise these falls?
    Victoria Falls from Zambia
  • Who is surprised by knowledge being called a curse?
    Surely the more you know the better?
    Let’s explore...










  • It’s the WAY we share it that’s important
  • Unlike the man in the mountains - take baby steps
  • Don’t want to have to relearn the same lessons over and over - we want them to STICK








  • Improv games to explore interaction and learning
    Group Juggling and Pass the Zap!
















  • Wave analysis - ways of interacting with each other
  • Wave analysis


  • Essence - what does capacity building mean for us?

  • Transcript

    • 1. Welcome!
    • 2. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    • 3. Principles
    • 4. Tools
    • 5. Exploration
    • 6. Rest Day
    • 7. Projects Simulation
    • 8. Evaluation
    • 9. Application
    • 10. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    • 11. About Me
    • 12. Viv McWaters
    • 13. About You
    • 14. And also...
    • 15. Devotions
    • 16. Exercise
    • 17. Learning Log
    • 18. Reflection
    • 19. Today...
    • 20. Transfer of Learning or... why telling doesn’t work!
    • 21. Facilitating Interaction or... being open to learning
    • 22. Capacity Building or... sharing the love!
    • 23. Questions?
    • 24. Transfer of Learning or... why telling doesn’t work!
    • 25. MYTH # 1 Knowledge is stuff The mind is a vessel Learning is storing stuff
    • 26. Learning is... acquiring knowledge or skill through study, experience or teaching
    • 27. What were the conditions or circumstances that enabled you to learn?
    • 28. Make Your Own JUGGLING BALLS ~12 balloons ~scissors ~rice ~funnel Take one balloon, blow it up a little just to stretch it. Snip the rolled edge off the neck. Prepare three additional balloons by snipping the whole neck off. Using the funnel, fill up the 1st balloon with rice. Fold the neck of the balloon over. Take the other balloons and stretch over the rice-filled balloon. Voila! Juggling ball. Now make two more & you’re ready to juggle!
    • 29. Telling
    • 30. Demonstrating
    • 31. Doing
    • 32. Learning Log What did I learn? How did I learn?
    • 33. MYTH # 2 The more you know the better
    • 34. When we know something, it’s hard to imagine not knowing it
    • 35. a l le d... is i sc Th THE CURSE OF KNOWLEDGE
    • 36. It causes us to make our messages...
    • 37. TOO complicated!
    • 38. “Our mission is to the become the n on d ma en “P u t a y the international o n b c ade . . .” mo e de leaders in the space o f th industry, using our capacity for technological innovation to build a bridge towards humanity’s future.”
    • 39. Sockeye is a species of which fish? A: Perch B: Mackerel C: Salmon D: Snapper
    • 40. Salmon
    • 41. Which colour does not appear on the Australian flag? A: Blue B: Green C: White D: Red
    • 42. Green
    • 43. Which number is not a prime number? A: 3 B: 5 C: 7 D: 9
    • 44. 9
    • 45. We need to do more than just share what we know...
    • 46. We need to make our messages... ACCESSIBLE!
    • 47. We need to make our messages... STICKY!
    • 48. Have a SIMPLE CORE message... f oc us r ov ide . . .t op
    • 49. Be CONCRETE... ssa ge me d & ur t an at yo rs o th .. s y to un de . i a s ble s e ra em o m
    • 50. Be CREDIBLE... s sa ge ur me at yo t h ble .so va .. be l ie is
    • 51. Be EMOTIONAL... ll ca re sw i th er t ha to .. .so
    • 52. Tell a STORY... ha tI ow w I kn .. .so ! c an do
    • 53. Learning Log What did I learn? How did I learn?
    • 54. What are the applications of what we have learnt this morning about transfer of learning?
    • 55. Facilitating Interaction or... being open to learning
    • 56. Facilitation Principle # 1 s kn o w le dge ! Th e gro u p ha
    • 57. Facilitation Principle # 2 s ome t hi ng t o body h as Eve r y con t r ib u te !
    • 58. Facilitation Principle # 3 the pro c e s s! Tr us t
    • 59. Facilitation Principle # 4 f ro m ac t io n! n i ng e me rg e s Me a
    • 60. Facilitation Principle # 5 Be cur io us !
    • 61. Facilitation Principle # 6 e l be h av i o u rs ! Mo d
    • 62. Facilitation Principle # 7 wo r k ar e no t Fu n and xc l u s i ve ! m utu ally e
    • 63. Facilitation Principle # 8 ne u t ra l ! Re main
    • 64. New Edges Established Norms Emerging Trends Dying Practices
    • 65. Capacity Building or... sharing the love!
    • 66. 1. Look at all the photos - do this silently 2. Select one or two photos that capture the essence of capacity building for you 3. Find 4 other people and form a group 4. Take turns to share your photos and why you chose them
    • 67. What does capacity building mean to us?
    • 68. Credits Images on slides 1 - 11, 14 - 35, 40, 42, 50 - 53, 57, 59, 77 - 79 from iStockphoto www.istockphoto.com Cartoons on slides 12 & 56 by Simon Kneebone All other images by Viv McWaters Made by Viv McWaters, Beyond the Edge, for a facilitation training program in Indonesia, May/June 2009

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