Archive of category "facilitation"

by Jacob Corvidae

I’m happy to announce that in 2011 a group of us banded together to create the Detroit Facilitation Guild. We have our work cut out for us. Meetings are everywhere and they often suck. Especially given the many efforts underway to make things better, we don’t have time to waste on bad meetings. We can save the world a heck of a lot faster if this were addressed.

So, a group of us created the Guild to create a peer group for us to learn from, and a bigger public forum for getting better meeting practices in use around our region. So far, the efforts have been a great success and we’ve heard a clamoring for more information on that topic.

We’re slowly developing a toolbox of tips and techniques for facilitators, and I just posted up a handy cheat-sheet overview of consensus basics as well as the “How are my meetings?” self-assessment tool for gauging how those meetings are going and where they might need work (based on the consensus basics).

Anyway, it’s a fun effort and exciting to see it moving forward. Personally, I’ll say it’s been a great pleasure to work with the fabulous people involved, all of whom are also tackling a wide variety of other great projects in Detroit.