There’s a good reason for my absence from Wide Eyed In Wonder…I’ve been working with a partner on The Artful Facilitator programme which is launching in Johannesburg on August 15th. I’m so excited about it because it’s rather special – it’s meant to be an immersive experience, rather than just a dry contextless training that people won’t apply back at work.
Have you ever been in a session which has sucked all your energy because it’s been aimless? I know I have. Sessions where people have been on their laptops or checking email on their phones…not paying attention to the proceedings.
Then, of course, there is that one person who dominates the session, their voice louder than the rest. What about those sessions where everyone is in love with the shape of the problem and spend hours talking about it without moving into action before the time allotted to the session is over. When people realise this they decide to have another session to make some decisions…or they rush through actions which haven’t been well thought through.
An artful facilitator can steer sessions to better outcomes, help generate new ideas and grow trust, collaboration and accountability.
agile42’s designer did a beautiful job on the brochure – isn’t it wonderful?
Cheers for now.