facilitation

Thinking outside the circle | George Woods

In our hurly-burly times, it seems that the circle is no longer the shape to form in decision-making, or in organising social change. As an alternative, activism might instead adopt structures, tactics and decisions that accommodate the ideas, experiences, prejudices,...

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8 keys to running a successful remote meeting

Planning a remote meeting may seem like a lot of work, but it can be much more efficient than getting everyone together in one room at the same time. Using these eight key elements will help you and your team members successfully make it through a remote meeting,...

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Kitchen table conversations

Personal conversations are our most powerful tool for affecting people’s mindsets. However, asking people to keep track of complex ideas in conversations is a bit like asking them to play mental chess.  So here we use pictures and physical models to keep track of...

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How to design an agenda for an effective meeting

Here are some tips for designing an effective agenda for your next meeting, with a sample agenda and template below. You can use these tips whether a meeting lasts an hour or three days and whether you’re meeting with a group of five or forty.

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Relationship conflict and the community of selves

Realising that we are a community of selves with different needs, feelings, and perspectives on the situation, helps us to explain the horribly tangled and uncertain emotions that we often feel at such times. This, in itself, can offer a big sense of relief.  If we...

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How to act better in meetings

This essay is about how men act in meetings. Mostly it’s about how men act badly, but it includes suggestions on how men can do better. The essay is useful to everyone wanting to improve their meetings.

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Groupwork Institute of Australia

The Groupwork Institute has been at the forefront of facilitation and collaborative management services since 1984. Our approach has two levels: A wide range of practical skills and processes that are easily understood. Building actual Emotional Intelligence so people...

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