Rethinking Facilitation 3

Rethinking Facilitation
It was a recent talent development workshop co-facilitated by me.   In short, in a few occasions I thought that we were about to hit the brick wall.   But it did not turn out to be the case.   In fact, there were a few participants whom I had anticipated to be upset with our arrangement.   Yet, ...

What (Meeting) Facilitators Do 1

Watch it.   Just 4 mins.   I particularly like the analogies!

Half-way Feedback

Half-way Feedback
It is not a new idea.   It is more whether one really does it or not.   The KNOWING-DOING gap. On day 3 morning of a 4-day workshop in Shanghai, I asked the learners to do a ‘plus-delta’ figure.   Put ‘plus’ on a post-it and ‘delta’ on another one.  They then put on a flipchart so ...

‘How to get the maximum value from the class?’

I attended an experiential training class on self leadership recently. There were quite a few of learning on facilitation skills, especially because it was a rare opportunity for me in being a participant. Let me share a very specific learning point here. In the beginning, the facilitator said, ‘Let’s explore how to get maximum value ...

Learning Enemy 3

Other than coaching skills, I picked up some great facilitation / training techniques in Chennai.  In fact, the 2 facilitators are wonderful!   Among all, they were great in using analogies, stories and their own experience to illustrate the concepts.   It is not easy to present and explain what each of the 34 talent themes mean.   ...

Taiwan Experience

I am writing this on my way from Taipei to Hong Kong, after I just completed the SPIN class in Taipei today. Well, I have not done the ‘Right After Class (RAC)’ sharing for quite some time.   I however want to write this experience since I do like it.  In particular, I like how I ...

RAC – An Ineffective Class

RAC - An Ineffective Class
Course: SPIN Date: 11-13 June 08 Location: Beijing, China # of Learners: 23 I am feeling: Puzzled I am writing this on my flight from Beijing back to Shanghai, after I just concluded the class around 3 hours ago. It rains heavily both in Beijing and Shanghai, and thus caused serious flight delay. I hope ...