Key concepts are the many facets of the facilitation that when done right allow an experience to become transformative. Here you’ll find resources to help you learn the tricks of the trade while gaining new perspective on the basics and pull back the curtain on the art facilitation.
Learn key differences between video software options and how to make simple changes to enhance your digital facilitation.
5 Strategies to help when you’re drawing a blank and wondering if you’ll ever have a creative idea again.
One small change you can make for big creativity & flexibility.
After years of back-and-forths, these are the facilitator supplies I ask every client to provide for maximum flexibility.
How to interrupt overtakers for the health of the group.
What’s it take to rock a meeting, a training, or a group activity with your peers? These six things, at least.
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!
How can facilitators work through a trauma-informed lens?
Sometimes the most valuable insight is the feedback you give yourself.
You can know all the activities in the book but *how* you do them matters.
Easy to implement tips for any workshop.
An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others
Dr. Kathy Obear highlights the importance of sharing our intentions.
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
“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.
Sam Killermann shares the importance of leaving shame out of facilitation.
Sam Killermann highlights the differences between facilitation, teaching, and lecturing.
Sam Killermann explains the value of saying, “I don’t know” as a facilitator.
11 Key Concepts You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know