Virtual Facilitation and Meetings

This book provides practical, actionable guidance to help new and existing educators to make the transition from face-to-face delivery to online.

Virtual Facilitation and Meetings

Author: Kevin McAlpin


ISBN: 9781789423518


View: 215

Are you a coach, consultant, teacher, trainer, educator, or learning and development professional? Are you looking to transfer your knowledge and expertise into the virtual world?Whether you are new to delivering education online, or an experienced and successful virtual facilitator who wants to hone their skills, this book is for you. Here we share the skills and behaviours of world-class facilitators, focusing on core principles that deliver the best results whatever your goal - be it facilitation, training, teaching or running meetings.This is a guide for coaches, consultants, teachers, trainers, educators and learning and development professionals.Deliver industry-leading live virtual learning sessions using effective strategies and you will engage your participants to get the results you, and they, need. Facilitating learning in online classrooms is going to increase, not only while COVID-19 restricts our ability to get together, but well into the future. Companies will no doubt review their travel, accommodation and training budgets, and online learning is well placed to deliver significant cost savings. But will there be a cost in terms of quality? It will be the job of innovative educators to ensure that quality learning isn't sacrificed for convenience, and the outcomes of online learning reaps rewards for all involved - and, principally, for the learner.The global pandemic has changed the way the world does business, perhaps forever. Many activities that were carried out face-to-face as a matter of course are now being done in the virtual world, equally matter-of-factly. We estimate that up to half of face-to-face facilitation will be replaced by virtual delivery when the 'new normal' embeds itself in our professional lives.This new world requires significant new skills, and not least in the realms of learning and development. It offers new challenges to overcome, but big opportunities for those that can thrive in it.We have designed this book to deliver what you need succinctly and in immediately actionable ways. You will learn how to:* Transfer skills learned in the face-to-face world into the virtual environment.* Master virtual facilitation, from preparation to delivery.* Use interactive and participative tools to deliver creative sessions.* Energise and engage your participants to bring out the best in them.* Transfer your learning and development programmes to virtual delivery.The types of events this will help you to manage include:* virtual classrooms* team-building events* in-house training* leadership and talent development* meetings * conferencesThis book assumes that readers are already experienced and qualified to deliver facilitation and learning. It is not our job to teach educators how to educate, facilitators to facilitate, or presenters to present. What we will highlight, however, is how virtual is different to face-to-face, and how a blended approach can work. Some suggestions may seem obvious, particularly to those with decades of experience, but we don't want to miss out some of the simple points that can otherwise be overlooked.

Virtual Facilitation

This book will also cover: The role of the facilitator, and what is expected The design of the process How to avoid common mistakes Implementation and influencing behaviour Virtual Facilitation will show you how to plan for virtual events, ...

Virtual Facilitation

Author: Henrik Horn Andersen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119765315

Page: 352

View: 142

The covid-19 crisis accelerated virtual collaboration exponentially, creating an instant need for virtual facilitation skills. People and organizations have started on this journey, but do not yet have the experience and competencies to use this medium for effective and energetic collaboration. Virtual Facilitation will show you how to have successful virtual events, virtual meetings, virtual workshops and training. Packed full of tips, insights and real case studies, the author's practical approach to virtual facilitation will show you how to effectively learn the skills needed to suceed. This book will also cover: The role of the facilitator, and what is expected The design of the process How to avoid common mistakes Implementation and influencing behaviour Virtual Facilitation will show you how to plan for virtual events, how to develop skills to be able to host virtual meetings, virtual courses, virtual training, virtual workshops, and virtual larger events to meet 21st century needs.

Producing Virtual Training Meetings and Webinars

In this book, Kassy LaBorie, go-to training expert and co-author of Interact and Engage! 50 Activities for Virtual Training, Meeting, and Webinars, guides you through the production knowledge and skills a trainer needs to master the ...

Producing Virtual Training  Meetings  and Webinars

Author: Kassy LaBorie

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1950496260

Page: 228

View: 330

Master the Production of Virtual Events and Improve Engagement Have you ever found yourself confidently delivering content for a virtual training session, webinar, or online meeting only to have a participant drop off? Or, have you bravely launched breakout sessions but found that participants got lost on where to go? These scenarios illustrate the convergence of virtual session facilitation and production. While attention is most often paid to the facilitation of virtual sessions, significantly less is devoted to producing them. Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars rectifies this gap. In this book, Kassy LaBorie, go-to training expert and co-author of Interact and Engage! 50 Activities for Virtual Training, Meeting, and Webinars, guides you through the production knowledge and skills a trainer needs to master the production of virtual events while delivering engaging training, productive meetings, and captivating webinars—from how to prepare the technology and content beforehand to how to run everything smoothly. Using examples from and discussing differences among common virtual conferencing platforms such as Adobe Connect, Blackboard, Zoom, Webex, GoTo suite, and Microsoft Teams, LaBorie offers a plan of action for conquering just about any platform and troubleshooting potential problems. This book thoroughly examines typical platform features (audio, webcam, chat, screen share), advanced interaction methods (polling, breakouts, Q&A), and administration and logistics elements (logins, session scheduling, reports). With production in mind, you’ll also learn how to: • Design session materials. • Prepare attendees to participate before and during the session. • Build successful virtual working relationships with presenters. Through stories, templates, checklists, and examples, LaBorie shares about her 20-plus years of engaging participants successfully in thousands of virtual events and gets you up to speed in no time.


As a result, most virtual meetings: Don't start on time because people have difficulty with the technology Don't have a defined purpose due to lack of preparation Don't keep people engaged due to escalated multi-tasking Don't address ...


Author: Michael Wilkinson

Publisher: Leadership Strategieds Publishing

ISBN: 9780972245852

Page: 278

View: 895

How much time does your organization waste in unfocused, unengaging and unproductive virtual meetings? Virtual meetings are on the rise. Unfortunately, most meeting leaders don't know the strategies for executing masterful virtual meetings. As a result, most virtual meetings: Don't start on time because people have difficulty with the technology Don't have a defined purpose due to lack of preparation Don't keep people engaged due to escalated multi-tasking Don't address conflict because the leader often doesn't see the body language information that communicates silent disagreement Don't deal with dysfunction because the meeting leader is distracted with the technology CLICK for Strategies "CLICK: The Virtual Meetings Book" provides meeting leaders with 60 comprehensive strategies for planning and executing masterful virtual meetings. In its twelve chapters, you'll find strategies and answers to these questions and more: How do you keep engagement high in a virtual meeting? How do you eliminate unnecessary virtual meetings? What are the key features that differentiate various online meeting platforms? How do you reduce the likelihood that your meeting will be derailed by technical issues? What if only a few people are remote? Or, what if you, the meeting leader, are the only one remote? How do you ask questions that receive lots of responses instead of that dreaded silence? What are the common virtual meeting dysfunctions, and how do you prevent them? How do you make sure you get quality results from every virtual meeting? Authors Michael Wilkinson and Richard Smith, leaders in the #1 meeting facilitation and facilitation training company in the US, show you how to deliver masterful virtual meetings, every time.

The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams

Using a meeting facilitator or cofacilitators can increase a virtual team meeting's
effectiveness. The facilitator could be an outside person or a team leader trained
in facilitation and meeting processes. Virtual facilitators can help in these ways: ...

The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams

Author: Jill Nemiro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119177820

Page: 800

View: 455

The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams is an essential resource for leaders, virtual team members, and work group leaders. The editors provide a proved framework based on five principles for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture. Written by experts in the field, the contributors offer practical suggestions and tools for virtual team who need to assess their current level of effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement. This important resource also contains an array of illustrative cases as well as practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work.

Facilitation Made Easy

Packed with detailed examples, proven tips for success, checklists, case studies and a self-assessment guide to test your own personal approach to facilitation, this book will help you to: understand the facilitators role; determine the ...

Facilitation Made Easy

Author: Esther Cameron

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749443511

Page: 166

View: 179

The facilitator's task of opening up discussion, getting ideas into the open and setting broad future direction is essential if a group is to reach consensus on a particular outcome and it is now one of the key techniques used in meetings and workshops. Facilitation Made Easy provides a practical introduction to the essential skills needed and will help readers develop a facilitation style that is unbiased and enables control without being overpowering. With detailed examples, proven tips for success, checklists and a self assessment guide to help readers test their own personal approach to facilitation, the book will help readers to: Understand the facilitator's role Develop the ideal structure for workshops and meetings Control agendas and help to focus the outcome of meetings Deal with difficulties. This third edition also includes a new chapter on facilitating virtual meetings, explaining the mechanics of virtual teams, the pros and cons of virtual meetings, use of technology and tips on setting up, facilitating and participating in virtual meetings

The Skilled Facilitator

among different virtual meeting technologies, identify the special challenges of
facilitating virtual meetings, and explain how to effectively address the challenges
. By virtual meetings (also referred to as online, electronic, distributed, or remote ...

The Skilled Facilitator

Author: Roger M. Schwarz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119064392

Page: 408

View: 326

Help groups deliver results with an updated approach to facilitation and consulting The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Trainers, and Coaches, Third Edition is a fundamental resource for consultants, facilitators, coaches, trainers, and anyone who helps groups realize their creative and problem-solving potential. This new edition includes updated content based on the latest research and revised models of group effectiveness and mutual learning. Roger M. Schwarz shows how to use the Skilled Facilitator approach to: boost improvement processes such as Six Sigma and Lean, create a psychologically safe learning environment for training, and help coaches work with teams and individuals in real-time. This edition features a new chapter that explains how to facilitate virtual teams using conferencing technology. Facilitation skills are essential in many kinds of work, and if you are looking to bring your skills up to date it is critical that you rely on trusted information like the knowledge offered in this go-to reference. Develop the facilitative mentality and skills that enable you to help groups get better results, even in the most challenging situations Help groups achieve greater performances, stronger working relationships, and higher levels of individual well-being Quickly develop productive and trusting work relationships with the groups you help Establish the functions of your facilitative role Implement a research-based, systematic approach to diagnose and intervene in groups and improve their performance and results The Skilled Facilitator is a practical resource for corporate, government, non-profit, and educational practitioners, as well as graduate students in group-focused programs. This edition contains up-to-date material, based on recent studies, to help facilitators move beyond arbitrary tactics to utilize cutting edge, research-based strategies that improve group processes, relationships, mindsets, and outcomes.

The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation

It is in the best interest of any organization using VTs to design and conduct
virtual meetings as effectively as possible. The fastest route to improved virtual
meetings may be with a skilled virtual meeting facilitator who has the requisite ...

The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation

Author: Sandy Schuman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429648

Page: 700

View: 922

Sponsored by the International Association of Facilitators, TheIAF Handbook of Group Facilitation offers the need-to-knowbasics in the field brought together by fifty leading practitionersand scholars. This indispensable resource includes successfulstrategies and methods, foundations, and resources for anyone whoworks with groups. The IAF Handbook of GroupFacilitation provides an overview of the field for new andaspiring practitioners and a reliable reference for experiencedgroup facilitators, including chapters on Creating positive ongoing client relationships Building trust and improving communications Facilitating group brainstorming sessions Drawing out the best in people Developing a collaborative environment Designing and facilitating dialogue Managing conflicting agendas Working with multicultural groups Using improvisation Understanding virtual meetings Facilitating team start-up Assessing group decision processes Building expertise in facilitation Reviewing core facilitation competencies Modeling positive professional attitudes

The Project Meeting Facilitator

Tammy Adams, Jan Means, and Michael Spivey have combined their years of experience in real-world facilitation and teaching to provide any facilitator with a 'Who, What, When, and When Not' guide, supported by real tools, examples, and ...

The Project Meeting Facilitator

Author: Tammy Adams

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470185001

Page: 240

View: 998

Have you ever been involved in a project that didn’t require a meeting? Neither have we. Well-run project meetings allow teams to get through the maze of distractions and obstacles to achieve results. Unfortunately, many project meetings aren’t well-run—they are viewed, by team members, as unproductive, tedious, wastes of precious time. But you can change that. The Project Meeting Facilitator contains practical techniques and practices that will help you facilitate our meetings more effectively, transforming them into well-planned, well-managed journeys that engage the team while achieving the intended goals.

Team Building in a Virtual Environment

Participants should announce their arrival and departure from the meeting so the
The Shared - Click Meeting facilitator can be aware of who is available for
comment or Shared click meetings refer to meetings where team mem - decision

Team Building in a Virtual Environment

Author: Tara L. Guillot

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562863357

Page: 16

View: 659

Are you looking for a way to connect with your colleagues across the globe? Pick up this Info-lines to learn the essential steps to set up a successful virtual team.

Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements Contemporary Issues and Implications

would be wise to receive coaching or training on the techniques of facilitating
virtual team meetings to maximize productivity. ... Alternatively, they could
possibly be thought of as types of facilitation falling under the instrumental
behaviours ...

Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements  Contemporary Issues and Implications

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605661112

Page: 396

View: 481

Addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on virtual team leadership and collaborative engineering. Presents a blend of conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters.

Producing Great Virtual Events

Become an expert in producing online sessions that ensure technical success and participant engagement.

Producing Great Virtual Events

Author: Kassy Laborie

Publisher: ASTD

ISBN: 9781950496259

Page: 228

View: 936

Become an expert in producing online sessions that ensure technical success and participant engagement. In Producing Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars, discover what production knowledge and skills you need, how to prepare the technology and content beforehand, and how to troubleshoot you're way out of problems.

Not Just Another Meeting

Accompanying them are animated videos, available online, that allow you to observe exactly how to facilitate each design. This book shines a new light on situations you’ve taken for granted for years.

Not Just Another Meeting

Author: Rodney Napier

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562866915

Page: 188

View: 653

Create a fresh, intentional approach to meetings When meetings draw employees away from day-to-day tasks but fail to reach their intended outcome, it has huge costs to the organization. All too often, this happens because meetings lack purpose—people gather together to discuss a problem but don’t know how to approach it strategically. Consider that the typical leader spends at least 10 hours a week in meetings with an average of five people. Now, assume each of those individuals is priced out at $100 an hour. That’s $5,000 a week in meeting costs. Multiply that $5,000 by 50 weeks, then by the 10 top executives. The cost? $2.5 million. Of course, leaders dread the thought of one more ineffective meeting, as do most other workers. With preparation and intention, you can turn these wasted opportunities into sessions that fully engage participants and teams. In Not Just Another Meeting: Creative Strategies for Facilitation, you will learn how to be intentional about diagnosing what your team requires from a meeting. By expanding your repertoire of what to do and how to do it, you can respond to any situation with calm, certainty, and creativity. Experienced facilitators and consultants Rodney Napier and Eli Sharp describe 13 classic designs, such as the Future Search, Collapsing Consensus, and Genie in the Bottle. Applying to wide-ranging workplace issues, these designs provide the tools to enable any gathering to solve problems, build trust, and deal with conflict. Accompanying them are animated videos, available online, that allow you to observe exactly how to facilitate each design. This book shines a new light on situations you’ve taken for granted for years. Break out of your old meeting habits—and actually excite the participants of meetings you lead.

The Facilitator s Fieldbook

The task of each group will be to pick 3–7 critical success factors for the
practicing facilitator. 3. Have each group pick a team captain. ... Have the groups
come up with “Tips for Facilitating Virtual Meetings.” 7. Ask each group to share
its top ...

The Facilitator s Fieldbook

Author: Tom Justice

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814420117

Page: 45

View: 209

The Facilitator's Fieldbook has long been the go-to resource for novice and experienced facilitators alike. The book gives managers, trainers, and group leaders in any industry the step-by-step procedures, checklists, guidelines, samples, and templates they need to make any group work like a well-oiled machine. Comprehensive and practical, The Facilitator's Fieldbook covers all the key areas including establishing ground rules; planning meetings and agendas; brain storming; resolving conflict; making decisions; and helping groups optimize their time. The completely revised third edition also provides new team-building exercises, as well as updated information on virtual meetings, mediation, strategic planning, and much more. Readers will find tips on maintaining the tone and flow of meetings, and guidelines for determining when to delegate projects to individuals rather than assembling a group. Getting people to function together productively can be a challenge. With The Facilitator's Fieldbook, readers have the tools and knowledge they need to rise to the occasion.

Mastering Virtual Teams

Julia Szerdy and Michael McCall present four roles that are relevant for all virtual
meetings: owner, facilitator, participant, and technology. 4 Depending on the
purpose of themeeting, some rolesmay overlap. Theowner ofthemeeting may
also ...

Mastering Virtual Teams

Author: Deborah L. Duarte

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118047044

Page: 272

View: 749

This third edition of the best-selling resource Mastering Virtual Teams offers a toolkit for leaders and members of virtual teams. The revised and expanded edition includes a CD-ROM with useful resources that allow virtual teams to access and use the book's checklists, assessments, and other practical tools quickly and easily. Deborah L. Durate and Nancy Tennant Snyder include updated guidelines, strategies, and best practices for working effectively with virtual teams across time and distance to see a project through. The useful tools, exercises, and real-life examples show how anyone can master the unique dynamics of virtual team participation in an environment where the old rules no longer apply.

The Remote Facilitator s Pocket Guide

When remote meetings go badly, they go really badly. Few things feel as lonely and intimidating as speaking to a screen with unreadable faces staring back in silence. This book will help you improve the quality of your remote meetings.

The Remote Facilitator s Pocket Guide

Author: Kirsten Clacey

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523089113

Page: 184

View: 296

This approach to remote facilitation makes virtual meetings powerful means of collaboration using proven techniques to accommodate a diversity of cultures, locations, and personalities. Many people struggle with remote meetings: a cocktail of factors, such as technical barriers and invisible group norms, increase the uncertainty and risk of the already vulnerable task of collaborating and sharing ideas. When remote meetings go badly, they go really badly. Few things feel as lonely and intimidating as speaking to a screen with unreadable faces staring back in silence. This book will help you improve the quality of your remote meetings. With a little awareness, some planning, and some practice, you can make your remote meetings an effective, engaging, and powerful mechanism for collaboration within your organization. This book is for anyone seeking to get more value from remote meetings. Whether you're a seasoned facilitator, a new facilitator, or someone hoping to improve team meetings, you will be empowered with principles and actionable methods to enhance your organization's effectiveness.

Leading Effective Virtual Teams

FACILITATING. VIRTUAL. MEETINGS. First, let's define what we mean by virtual
meeting. To start off, just because some or all ... As such, it deserves every bit of
thoughtful planning and masterful facilitation as a face-to-face (FTF) meeting.

Leading Effective Virtual Teams

Author: Nancy M. Settle-Murphy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466557877

Page: 236

View: 142

A proliferation of new technologies has lulled many into thinking that we actually have to think less about how we communicate. In fact, communicating and collaborating across time, distance, and cultures has never been more complex or difficult.Written as a series of bulleted tips drawn from client experiences and best practices, Leading Effective

Facilitator s and Trainer s Toolkit

This text caters to both requirements. The flow of text is tremendously designed from Framework to proposition, process, Leadership, Engaging, Techniques of training and environment.

Facilitator s and Trainer s Toolkit

Author: Artie Mahal

Publisher: Technics Publications

ISBN: 1634620364

Page: 314

View: 306

Master frameworks, techniques, and tools for conducting meetings, leading sessions and workshops, and transferring knowledge through education and training. In addition to focusing on proven methods, this book contains many new and innovative ideas developed through decades of the author’s experience. There are 12 chapters: • Chapter 1, Facilitation Framework, classifies all facilitation types into four generic categories: Strategies and Solutions, Programs and Processes, Learning and Development, and Cooperation and Collaboration. • Chapter 2, Value Proposition, leverages the Career Steps Framework to prove the return on investment of facilitation skills and competency. • Chapter 3, Facilitation Process, explains each phase of the facilitation process: Contract, Prepare, During Session, Conclude, and Evaluate. • Chapter 4, Facilitation Leadership, explores Napoleon Hills’ eleven factors of leadership, along with values, ethics, and competencies established by the International Association of Facilitators. • Chapter 5, Engagers and Energizers, reveals the art and science of educating and transferring learning to adults and optimizing the engagement of session participants using Dr. Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. • Chapter 6, Tools, introduces the foundational technique of brainstorming and shows how to use 35 handy facilitation tools for a variety of situations including problem solving, group dynamics, and storytelling. • Chapter 7, Workshop Environment, outlines facilitation-friendly principles followed by guidance on room set up, various seating patterns, equipment, food, and supplies. • Chapter 8, Virtual Facilitation, provides suitable alternatives to face-to-face facilitation using practical techniques in four key areas: Engagement, Relationship, Communication, and Technology. • Chapter 9, Cross-Cultural Facilitation, introduces proven techniques for how to facilitate learning transfer and effective collaboration across cultures through the application of Dr. Geert Hofsgtede’s dimensions of cross-cultural communication. • Chapter 10, Visual Facilitation, introduces the power of Visuals and Graphics Recording as a tool for effective collaboration and communication in organizational settings. • Chapter 11, Self-Development, provides guidelines on how to develop your facilitation competency and track your progress. This chapter concludes with the author’s own journey on becoming an accomplished facilitator. • Chapter 12, Tools Library, outlines a step-by-step approach along with templates and examples where each of the 35 tools from Chapter 6 can be successfully leveraged. The book concludes with a section on facilitator and trainer resources. Good facilitation is often the difference between a meeting that delivers outputs and actions, and one that delivers breakthrough solutions and results. Artie Mahal, who is a master facilitator and trainer, has delivered an easy to read book that describes the science and art of effective facilitation. He offers insights, techniques, tools, and knowledge that anyone can use to improve their facilitation and training skills. Paul Marabella Vice President & Chief Information Officer K. Hovnanian Companies, LLC USA In this book Artie has brought together a great collection of tools, techniques and advice that provides a sound basis for anyone looking to become a more engaging and effective facilitator. Phil Short IT Director, Speaker, Business Process Practitioner Canada Artie Mahal used his wealth of experience in process management to create an easy to read book and a process to follow for any facilitator and trainer. The book contains valuable tools, templates, checklists, methodology, and a framework. He created a great framework structure for any facilitated session to deal with various business issues such as strategies, processes, projects, and team cooperation and collaboration. Bassam A. AlKharashi Director of Business Innovation Services, ES Consulting Saudi Arabia Artie Mahal has taken a difficult and often misunderstood skill and made it easy to learn for the professional and novice alike. As a skilled facilitator for the past twenty-five years, this book has helped me “sharpen the saw” with new tools and concepts to help tackle any business challenge. For the novice facilitator, this book is an excellent guide as Mr. Mahal provides in-depth background and context for each facilitation concept before diving in with tools, tips, and techniques to master that concept. Jeffrey Diton BPTrends Certified BPM Professional, Business Process Center of Excellence Director USA Knowledge in any form aims to bring transformation. Mr. Mahal has articulated his own experience and training skills in form of this book as an endeavor to share his expertise and bring transformation in many lives. Today, the world is full of challenges and I would say that the challenges are like strangers’ appearing on the floor all of sudden. You need to be equipped with all tools and techniques to face such exigencies. For this, either you have to be trained or you must know how to train others to achieve desired goal. This text caters to both requirements. The flow of text is tremendously designed from Framework to proposition, process, Leadership, Engaging, Techniques of training and environment. Each part of the book is thoroughly shaped up and presented in real terms. Dr. Sandhir Sharma Dean, Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University India Artie Mahal has kindly given the blueprint on how to "wow" your audience every time they attend a session. The book in essence lays out practical processes facilitators can follow to ensure learning is happening, collaboration is taking place and your learners will be engaged! After reading this book, you will never facilitate a workshop, training session or meeting ever the same again. Faisal Usta Senior Account Executive in Learning and Development. USA Sooner or later you will have to facilitate. You have two options to get or improve facilitation competence: a) the long and painful trial and error way or b) the short and smart way, namely, using other experiences to prevent the errors, learn the shortcuts and avoid the pitfalls. This is a book for novice and even experienced facilitators. Read it. Use it. Learn from it. Take the short and smart way! Alexandre Magno Vazquez Mello BPM Experts, Partner and CEO Brazil People working together provide the foundation of human achievement. As we continue to move toward work that is more intellectual than physical, unlocking, compiling and harmonizing divergent views toward some common understanding is best accomplished through competent facilitation. This is not easy. In this groundbreaking book, Arjit Mahal moves far beyond a description of tools and techniques by providing a framework for the development of a career and, if desired a successful business in the growing area of facilitation. Dr. Edward Peters Chief Executive Officer, OpenConnect Systems Incorporated USA

The Facilitator Excellence Handbook

This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the best-selling The Facilitator Excellence Handbook.

The Facilitator Excellence Handbook

Author: Fran Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787979805

Page: 350

View: 709

This is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of thebest-selling The Facilitator Excellence Handbook. Writtenfor both new and experienced facilitators, the second edition ofThe Facilitator Excellence Handbook offers a comprehensiveguide for understanding the full range of skills, processes, andknowledge needed to become an effective facilitator. The bookaddresses a variety of facilitation opportunities, challenges, andproblems and also contains A variety of verbal and nonverbal facilitation techniques Step-by-step facilitation processes and tools Information on how to facilitate conflict resolution in groupsand how to facilitate difficult situations Instructions for designing and leading group work Examples of how various levels of facilitator competency arecalled for in different types of groups Techniques for facilitating meetings, teams, virtual teams, andorganization-wide projects Discussions on the art of facilitating and what makes a greatfacilitator

Learners in Midlife

Table 1 : Competencies of an Online Trainer Facilitator Competencies Facilitate
learning activities and sessions in synchronous and asynchronous modes . ...
Establish rules and procedures to follow during virtual meetings . Manage ...

Learners in Midlife

Author: Jo-Anne Helen Willment

Publisher: Brush Education


Page: 208

View: 477

Pursuing a graduate education in midlife is a transformative experience. This book guides those midlife adults who are considering, completing, or convocating from graduate journeys so that they can better understand what it means to be a learner in midlife. Learners in Midlife draws together the most current theories and research on midlife and applies them to the graduate experience. This research is then brought to life through the colorful personal narratives of several midlife learners who share their experiences and advice. Several chapters are also included that outline a few of the many new directions opening up in workplace education. Because it focuses on the learner's experience, this book will be of interest to faculty and administrators responsible for part-time master's programs. It also offers employers and human resource personnel ideas for retaining mature employees by encouraging lifelong learning.