• Today's challenges are increasingly complex
  • Facilitation and collaboration are the technologies of choice for solving complex problems
  • Facilitation is the act of helping groups accomplish a goal as easy as possible
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  • Collaborative solutions go beyond an individual vision
  • Collaboration requires facilitative attitudes and ways of being
  • View of complex problems is often fragmented
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Help Participants Participate

When we ask participants to commit to full participation in our groups and trainings, we may be asking for things our group isn’t familiar with or has forgotten about. Further, even when participants know what to do to fully engage, with all their best intentions, they sometimes simply forget what it is they intended to […]

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Success in Needs Assessment Interviews

Every year companies spend millions of dollars on consulting projects that do not achieve the desired results. One reason the projects fail is that all too often the organizations, and the consultants they engage, overlook the importance of identifying exactly what is needed before they begin their work. It’s ready, fire, fire, fire, and no aim at all. A […]

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Fine Points of Sushi Preparation and Consumption

Facilitating a group with strong egos is a lot like eating sushi. In some cases, strong egos form a healthy basis for a meeting, giving you the right nutrients for building the group and the organization. In other cases, you question the safety of these raw elements on everyone involved. Will you get a parasite […]

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Recognize and Intervene on Distorted Thinking, Part II

This is a continuation of last weeks list of Albert Ellis’ common modes of distorted thinking. Distorted thinking can and does impact effective communication and thus should be identified and corrected to improve group process. Learn to identify and intervene on the following modes of distorted thinking in your groups. Fallacy of Fairness Two people […]

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Recognize and Intervene on Distorted Thinking, Part I

Distorted thinking is more common than ever during a time when we are bombarded with information day after day. Unfortunately, so much of this input is misinformation propagated through distorted thinking patterns rather than through critical thinking processes. Distorted thinking impacts our communication and hence the quality of our work with groups. So as group […]

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Facilitating Disaster Recovery

As facilitators, we may someday be called upon to support those who have been deeply affected by the trauma resulting from a major disaster. My friend and colleague, Dr. Gilbert Brenson-Lazan developed the Global Facilitators  Serving Communities (GFSC) Global Facilitators Serving Communities any years ago to meet this need by training and dispatching volunteer facilitators to all […]