“Let’s have a working lunch so we can make sure to get through all the content.” When a client says something like that
Judges, referees, mediators and facilitators are trained to be neutral. But neutrality is often misunderstood.
There are important skills that come online when we begin to facilitate groups using the Integral framework as a lens through which we view our
Every facilitator knows that conflict in groups can actually be a good thing. It’s often a healthy sign that a group has established enough basic
I’ve always thought of myself as a no-drama type of guy, but when it comes to group facilitation, I think it’s actually the drama that
For most of my career I’ve been involved in the Project and Program Management fields. In 2002, I attended the first PMI Certified Project Management
For the past ten years, my work as a facilitator has primarily focused on diverse groups where multiple stakeholders need to come together around a
One of the most important things a facilitator needs to practice is facing the fear of criticism that comes from standing in front of a
When I facilitate, I’m usually scared. Excited, curious, engaged. But definitely also scared. Scared of being obtuse and failing to deliver what the group needs.
There is an old saying in Zen: Everything the same; everything different. This is a truth that is so obvious that it goes without saying.
My Zen teacher, Genpo Roshi, once told me a long time ago, “You can’t work with a voice that comes up in the room if
I took an interest in the clip that was all over the internet last week of an episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher,