Last week another band of fearless facilitators braved the Beehive training room to engage in some 'seriously optimistic' learning, sharing and knowledge building around a strengths based, solution focused approach to facilitating group work.
Twelve St Luke's staff, joined by four external participants, shared their expertise and experience in a day full of hands-on learning and feedback. Once again we wondered about and pondered on the distinctions between training, presenting and facilitation and how we can remain 'one step behind' others who share the space with us. We considered ways in which facilitators can help to create a lively, engaging, challenging yet reflective environment that champions and celebrates the skills of the participants.
Using activities inspired by Paul Z Jackson as well as others developed by the Innovative Resources team, the Daze facilitators, Gillian, Russell and Andrew, supported all present to try out ways in which facilitators can cope with and enjoy the vagaries of working with groups of people towards common goals.
Facilitation Daze May 2015