Saturday, September 15, 2007

Facilitation: Facilitate as a Participant


Do you have the experience of attending an unproductive meeting?

Most of the people might say "Yes". But you are not the chairperson and you find yourself unable to do anything, but just wasting your valuable time!

You can facilitate as a participant!

It is not as difficult as you think. Just ask questions, not to any particular person but to the whole group. This reduces resistance.

You can start by asking some simple, non-challenging questions to clarify the objectives of the meeting, the objectives of a particular discussion and/or the objectives of the whole group of participants.

Once the objectives are clear, discussion can then be smoother and more productive!

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