How to Be a Facilitator (First Post)

This is my first post in this blog.

Being a facilitator means attending to lots of little things and some big things.  This blog is about all of these.

Some of these include:
  • Get started confidently and with a worthwhile activity
  • Finishing off elegantly
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Dealing with chronic interrupters
  • Knowing whether this is fact-finding, problem solving, briefing, training or something else
  • Choosing from a range of formats (eg, a Knowledge Cafe)
  • Breaking for Lunch
  • Dealing with distractions
  • People taking an intractable position
  • Aiming for (and sometimes achieving) consensus
  • Developing materials
  • Recording input and cisual facilitation
Read more posts to learn about these and other topics.  And don't forget to add your own comments below.