Be a creative facilitator masterclass

“Safe environment, felt we were able to test ourselves without (too much) fear”

Be a creative facilitator masterclass with Purcell architects

7 October 2015

“Realistic and useful exercises we can implement”

In a small group of six, we explored the techniques, competencies and personal energy needed to be a successful creative facilitator. Following a warm up exercise to get ideas flowing, we examined the multi-faceted roles a facilitator must juggle.

Then diving head first with a ‘word capture’ (ideas generation) exercise each participant had to improvise with no preparation. The aim was to gain group consensus on a simple theme. We collectively critiqued everyone’s effort giving constructive and respectful feedback.

“Challenging but enjoyable (not scared)”

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Moving on to understand the facilitator’s journey in detail pre-during-post workshop, we then put the theory to test with depth exercises, that included some prep time. How to design a workshop or participative session. How to set the scene at the start of a workshop. How to seal authority, stay impartial, manage rebels and still gain group consensus. Each participant worked on a real life scenario from their respective areas of responsibility.

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“Acquired transferable skills – practical”

“Fun!”

“Good group dynamic”

There was indeed a good group dynamic, so much so that laughter rang out frequently. Loudly enough for colleagues working at their desks outside the meeting room to comment. During a break, Head of HR was quick to encourage that the laughter continue. Good for the soul, as well as for the learning experience.

http://www.purcelluk.com/

Get in touch if you wish to learn how to be a creative facilitator in a one day masterclass.

yensamentors@gmail.com

@yensamentors

 © Amanda Yensa Manor 2015

 

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