Facilitating and Contribution

Posted by  admin —July 24, 2008
Filed in Facilitation, Just observations

I had the pleasure of working with a large group of nearly 100 people today. I really enjoy the energy that a group this large can create.

This image represents my facilitation role today. In between a score of guest speakers, I allowed the participants a voice … more than the usual Q&A’s … they had a chance to contribute their own thinking. For this, they thanked me.

Once you accept that the ‘wisdom of the crowd’ (at any conference) is greater than the ‘handful of keynote experts’, facilitating whole-group contribution is simply a matter of common sense. Aka ‘Unconferencing‘.


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