Use this checklist to feel super prepared for your next facilitation with these question for your host!
Your step-by-step guide to leading remarkably fun programs that make a difference.
Kick back with a book from our list of summer reading recommendations!
Full length interview with facilitator, organizational development consultant, & professional drummer Solomon Masala.
Barbara MacKay tackles the question, “How do you prioritize when everything is important?”
Full length interview with podcast host, creative, and experiential facilitator, Amy Climer.
How can facilitators work through a trauma-informed lens?
Navigating self-disclosure, when to/not to, rules to doing it well, and much more.
How graphics, sticky notes, and idea mapping can transform group productivity
Think you have to be an “expert” to contribute? I’m here to tell you there’s no such thing.
Sometimes the most valuable insight is the feedback you give yourself.
What do you need to do differently when you’re facilitating a massive crowd of participants?
Walk into your next facilitation gig well-prepared with these suggestions for communicating with you host.
10 Ice-breakers and group games to infuse a fun, create connections, and start making a difference in your facilitations.
A deep dive conversation with Karen Rayne.
You can know all the activities in the book but *how* you do them matters.
25+ things to ask your co-fac, and find common ground on, before you get in front of a group.
Practical advice on ways to infuse diversity and inclusion into all your facilitation work.
Easy to implement tips for any workshop.
An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Dr. Kathy Obear shows us how to use our facilitator skills during family gatherings.
Dr. Kathy Obear highlights the power of identifying with participants (no matter what).
Dr. Kathy Obear highlights the importance of sharing our intentions.
Full-length interview with social justice educator and life coach Dr. Kathy Obear.
Debate moderators/facilitation: truth, neutrality, intervention, and more.
Full-length interview with facilitator Michelle Cummings of Training Wheels.
Full-length interview with sexuality educator and facilitator Karen Rayne.
Walk folks through these three methods of engagement with this activity from Teaching the Magic of Facilitation.
David Bohm’s tiny treatise will transform your thoughts on the purpose, potential, and impacts of dialogue.
Tips from Eric Boggs on debriefing and how to read your group.
“Technology’s moving so fast, man. It’s to the point where you can make stuff up, and people will believe you. – Mike Birbiglia
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage” – Brené Brown
“Draw a monster. Why is it a monster?” – Janice Lee
“Say yes, and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” – Tina Fey
“That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.” – Arundhati Roy
“Listen and be led.” – L.M. Heroux
“You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” – Howard Zinn
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’”
– Maria Montessori
Full-length interview with Trey Boynton on about facilitating diversity and racial justice topics.
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas
Meg Bolger explains the importance of talking less and trusting the group more.
Education as a Practice of Freedom
Sam Killermann shares the importance of leaving shame out of facilitation.
The benefits of infusing yourself into your work, and some steps to get started.
Eric Boggs discusses the facilitator’s dilemma being real vs being popular.
Sam Killermann highlights the differences between facilitation, teaching, and lecturing.
Meg Bolger shares why it is so important to have a beginner’s mindset.
Eric Boggs discusses when to push back or go along with your participants.
Sam Killermann explains the value of saying, “I don’t know” as a facilitator.
Full-length interview with Wilson Okello spoken word poet and social justice facilitator.
11 Key Concepts You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know
Meg Bolger provides steps for handling conflict when it arises.
Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin explains the benefits of distinguishing your emotions from your participants’.
Allow us introduce you to the site.
Wilson Okello talks about the importance of being you.
Full-length interview with higher ed professional and adventure facilitator Eric Boggs.
Full-length interview with Erik Tyler discussing facilitation mindset, mentorship, and more.
Full-length interview with Chad Littlefield about why he chooses connection over content and more.
Full-length interview with Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin and Ava Holliday talk facilitation in social justice and environmental ed.
Full-length interview with Aeriel and Kyle Ashlee about what is vital in social justice facilitation.