Conclusion for Facile Facilitators
We’ve been exploring a few easy pieces for facile facilitation. And now that you know about all the pieces, it’s time to bring it home. Because in facilitation,
It Ain’t Over When It’s Over
Just as individual clients need some follow up in order to make specific changes in their lives, so do groups need some follow up to keep the meaning and value of the meeting alive. You can provide this follow up by doing the following:
Make a record of the meeting. Take flip charts pages and type them up, adding notes where needed to make things clear to those who did and didn’t attend. The sooner you get to this, the easier it is. Some of the best facilitators take a first pass at this before even leaving the room.
Send a one minute executive summary to everyone who attended, and to everyone involved in decision making around the meeting’s results.
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Rick is a best selling author and the founder of the Art of Change Skills for Life. His book titles include, Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to bring out the best in people at their worst, Life by Design and Influence and the Art of Persuasion. These days he is spending quality time away from the spotlight enjoying the company of his wife and practicing his electric guitar.