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Facilitating change successfully

Communities and organisations (another form of community) often identify the need to change but then seem to actively resist it. I recently took the opportunity to study with Bob Dick, one of Australia’s ‘living legends’ in the facilitation family.  The topic was ‘Successful Change – overcoming the obstacles’. Bob is a great storyteller and teacher, […]

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Consultation, facilitation and shared benefits

A recent article published on ABC Online by Ketan Joshi, Consultation is the key to curing wind turbine syndrome made some interesting observations about gaining permission from communities. As more infrastructure projects need to be placed in the increasingly crowded built and natural environments, we will have to look for tradeoffs. The common starting point often seems to be “Not […]

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Twin Prism facilitation process

Clients usually ask for an outline of the Twin Prism process for effective group facilitation.  For me it includes: Establishing a useful working knowledge of your industry Developing an understanding and respect for culture, norms and participant diversity within your organisation Setting clear project outcomes, tasks, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, and Selecting clear methods and […]

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Facilitation expertise

Some clients feel that a facilitator should have extensive industry expertise. The truth is that you, your staff, partners, stakeholders, and community already have all the expertise you need to make good decisions. As a facilitator, I can help draw out your expertise. In the last four years, I have delivered more than 67 facilitation […]

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