In a recent article in the Journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, Khorshed Bhote and I shared a... A Writing Checklist for Critical Friendship conversations Here's an brief excerpt with practical applications... Enjoy. Set ground rules Clarify intent - including objective, audience, tone - and hoped for action Read the texts aloud … Continue reading Writing about facilitation in ways that help others – a checklist
'Change is the only constant' So asserted Heraclitus a couple of millennia ago - and it holds true today. Yet, some studies suggest that as many as 70% of change programmes fail. What does it take to align people behind change? We're here to help improve your chances by aligning people, resources and effort using … Continue reading Our next webinar
This is the question that brought together 69 facilitation, communications and change management professionals over two one-hour twitter chats last October during International Facilitation Week - and Martin Gilbraith and I are now doing a follow-up for 2016 in the form of a webinar. During the session we will: invite you to share some of your own experience … Continue reading What does it take for people to align behind change?
“How can I have more purposeful & productive conversations, bring out the wisdom of a group, encourage feedback between people, and reach shared awareness in meetings? How can I generate and weave together a diverse range of ideas, develop creative solutions and build a group consensus?” Here's our answer - skill up on your group … Continue reading An effective method to #alignyourorg
Following the recent #FacWeekChat which Martin Gilbraith, Faith Forster and I co-hosted - here's the Storify - kindly collated by Martin.
Next week I'm heading to a leadership conference and I thought I'd share my basic high-level pre-attendance checklist in case it is useful to anybody else: A is for Align Take a moment to clarify what success looks like. Think of it like a countdown: 3 for the organisers 2 for the people you're representing … Continue reading Your ABC Checklist for Conference Success
Nicely summarised case study of the work Martin and I did with the European Training Foundation just recently. Check out the full post below...
Looking forward to contributing to the reflections and celebrations of IAF's first twenty years. Here's Martin Gilbraith's useful overview of what's coming up in that context. Martin and I are incidentally en-route together on a gig for one of the European Commission's agencies - which is also turning 20 this year. We're helping them reflect … Continue reading Celebrating the development of facilitation – world-wide and history long