A few episodes ago, Sarah shared a vision of nonprofit leaders helping each other by facilitating each other’s retreats. That invites the question of how to facilitate well. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah invite facilitation expert Mike Beebe to share his wisdom on how to facilitate a meeting or event effectively. Mike talks about what facilitation is, how to do it well, and strategies to engage everyone in the conversation. Mike addresses what is hard about facilitation and some options to get professional development in facilitation.
Question to reflect on before you listen:
How do you ensure that all voices are heard?
- What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
- What good facilitators have you been in meetings with? What did they do that worked?
- What aspects of facilitating could you incorporate into your practice?
Word of the week: Facilitate
What does “facilitate” mean to you?