Organizational Excellence

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Facilitation

 

Breakout sessions

Facilitation is the process skills used to guide groups so that all the people involved may contribute to a successful outcome. 
 
The key steps in the facilitation process are to design and plan the event, guide and direct discussion and record actions, outcomes, and questions.
 

FRAMEWORKS & TOOLS

Anecdote Circles - Storytelling is a tool for learning, change, and evaluation.

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) - An approach to organizational change that assumes every organization has something that works right. AI begins by identifying what is positive and connecting to it in ways that heighten energy and vision for change.

Conversation Cafés - These open, hosted conversations gather people gather to make sense of our world. 

DeBono's Six Thinking Hats - This framework separates thinking into six clear functions and roles.

Golden Circle  - The circle shows how to inspire action instead of manipulating people to act.

Journey of Facilitation & Collaboration - A model of facilitation with four dynamic elements.

Liberating Structures - Techniques and tools specifically designed to creatively engage people in shaping the future.

Mindmapping - A technique to increase thinking power and creativity.

Mindtools - A number of facilitation tools and templates.

ORID - Objective-Reflective-Interpretive-Decisional is a framework that enables focused conversation to reach a point of agreement or clarify differences.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Association of Facilitators (IAF) - Professional body for facilitators

The Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA - Professional body to empower cultural dimensions of the social process

The World Cafe - Social technology for engaging people in conversations that matter