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Navigating Triggers for Facilitators – Facilitator Cards Brain Jam

Have you ever had something happen in facilitation that completely threw you off? Sent you into an emotional spiral or took over your mind making you no longer present for your group? Have you ever reacted to a participant, rolling your eyes in disbelief or saying something you later regretted? ​If so, you’ve probably experienced […]

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Facilitation Apocalypse talkshop by The Future Of Now

Title: Facilitation Apocalypse Speaker: Diana Liu & Kandis O’Brien, Co-Founders, The Six Date: Thursday 11th November 12PM (AEDT) / 10th 6PM (PDT) ——————————————————————————- Imagine your worst workshops ever. When everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong. What do you do? What can you do? It is the perfect facilitation apocalypse. In this 90 minute session we will […]

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The first lesson about workshops

From the introduction to Work the Room A few years ago, I ran a sketching session for a sprint planning meeting. Everyone on the team got a blank piece of paper to sketch the landing screen. The group included a table’s worth of engineers and this guy from QA. As everyone else started to sketch […]

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Work the Room

This is a book about what happens after you’ve planned the workshop, after you’ve chosen an activity, after the workshop has started. Read this book to learn how to manage the collaboration in the workshop while participants collaborate during the activities.

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The scariest thing about workshops

From the introduction to Work the Room Do you have stress dreams where you stand at a huge, empty expanse of white board—naked—with an old dry erase marker? A room full of workshop participants ignores you. Are they staring at their email? Having side conversations about lunch? When I worked in-house, I liked to run […]