Timeless gift ideas for the Facilitator in your life

Whether starting out, or a master facilitator, many tools of the trade are the same. And one can always use more of these…

That said, if you have a bit more to spend, there are a few even more valuable ideas right at the end.

Fill out those flipcharts



Mr Sketch

Safe, permanent, choice for (almost) any surface. Comes in lots of colours. Wise choice for whiteboards. Less useful for paper… Water-based – and with a scent. Martin Gilbraith’s preferred – and I can see why. Participants love them.

You can see Mr Sketch pens in action above – and get yourself some facilitation training here.

Gather those ideas




Bigger than your usual office Post-Its. Handy for small group facilitation. The last and largest Post-It note (unless you count the wall charts). Often hard to find, but incredibly useful on the go for slightly bigger groups. For large group facilitation – for 3m & 5m (or repetitions thereof), use ICA Stickywalls. Match with 3M ReMount spray – and stacks of colourful paper
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ICA Stickywall in action

Flag, dot and whatnot




For when you need a clear indicator. Small, but handy when you need lots. The cheerful option. And it is all good.

Flagging in action

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IAF - International Association of Facilitators

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