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IIFAC Resources International Institute for Facilitation and Change
20 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
Facilitating Environmental Conflicts
Facilitating Environmental Conflicts Tara Zagofsky (USA) También disponible en podcast: In this interview, Tara Zagofsky speaks about: What is involved in facilitating a complex array of different groups ranging from disadvantaged citizens to government-policy makers, all focused on making a decision involving environmental justice. Why a facilitator needs to have an “entrepreneurial” spirit when working in the environmental justice field. Helpful skills to have in your toolbox when facilitating community/environmental conversations. The opportunity for facilitators of environmental topics in the future.
29 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
Open Space: A Technology that Puts the Agenda in the Hands of the Participants
Open Space: A Technology that Puts the Agenda in the Hands of the Participants Lisa Heft (USA) También disponible en podcast: In this interview, Lisa Heft speaks about: The Open Space process and how the role of facilitator must depart from traditional facilitation to create a successful outcome. The essential resource you will need in order to facilitate an Open Process session. How Open Space technology is different from other participant-driven methods and what makes it effective. Why it is important to tailor the type of group facilitation process you recommend according to the time available.
30 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
Three Kinds of Conflict and How to Deal with Them
Three Kinds of Conflict and How to Deal with Them Ben Fuchs (USA & UK) Also available in podcast: In this interview, Ben Fuchs speaks about: The differences between facilitating communities and facilitation in the workplace. How conflict is not always explosive and the importance of noticing “weak signals” that indicate other potential conflict. Systemic conflict in organizations, and how to address it. Why one of the meta-skills of facilitation is curiosity. How the degree to which someone feels able to express him/herself in a group can affect the outcome of a facilitation session. Why preliminary diagnostic conversations with those hiring you are so important.
22 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
Facilitating in the Social Sector
Facilitating in the Social Sector Ron Milam (USA) Also available in podcast: In this interview Ron Milam speaks about: The unique opportunities of facilitating community groups. The importance of co-designing community meetings ahead of time. Shifting a community group from “I” to ‘We” to strengthen the quality of decisions made and the likelihood they will be implemented. How to get started as a facilitator even if you currently have little experience.
26 minutes | Jun 4, 2014
Bonfire: A Story about Sharing Knowledge and Building Community
Bonfire: A Story about Sharing Knowledge and Building Community Beatrice Briggs (USA and Mexico) with David Lillie (USA and Ireland) in English Also available in podcast: In this interview, Beatrice Briggs speaks about: The impulse for creating The Bonfire Collection and why it is published in both English and Spanish. The challenges in “curating” over 140 articles written by 30 facilitator/authors from around the world. Dave’s worst nightmare as a facilitator and the importance of trusting the wisdom of the group. How Dave’s support of Beatrice´s facilitation saved the day for her at a meeting of the US Green Party.
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