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 out of this training.’ He first asked the group ‘raise your hand if you want to get the maximum value out of these 2 days.’ He then gave time for the response. This is a very good question to make the group demonstrate collectively and visually the positive learning attitude. No one would argue not to.
He then threw to the group ‘so, how to get the maximum value?’ He then recorded on a flipchart the massive quantity of input from the group e.g. listen, participate, speak up…..
In short, the process and resulting flipchart effectively enable the group with positive learning environment.