Facilitation: making things easier

Facilitation: making things easier

If we go to a dictionary and look for the original meaning of the word “facilitate” we will find that to facilitate is “to render easier; to promote; to help forward; to lesson the labour of…” As facilitators we work with groups to make...
Fran Peavey’s strategic questioning

Fran Peavey’s strategic questioning

  Fran Peavey’s chapter on strategic questioning is one of the best descriptions and instructions on the questions and the sequence of questioning facilitators can use to get people to think and act imaginatively and strategically. I think this was written in the...
Active listening and the blocks

Active listening and the blocks

Truly listening means truly and wholeheartedly engaging:  leaning in; focussing; responding.           Some years ago in my early days of facilitation, I found myself drifting out of focus in a workshop. Yes, one that I was facilitating! This...