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The Power of Facilitation
by Kimberly Bain View author's profile page

Overview


A collection of works from 10 authors & 4 visual practitioners- Kimberly Bain, Malin Moren Durnford, Trevor Durnford, Mark Bain, Hector Villarreal Lozoya, Martin Gilbraith, Michael Ambjorn, Barbara Mackay, Kavi Arasu and Stephen Berkeley, Rosanna von Sacken, Kailin Huang, Debbie Roberts, Chitra Chandrashekhar. 

Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as societies. To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place. 2020 has been an extraordinary year! A global pandemic, economic upheaval, leadership changes and system level changes that rival those not seen since the First and Second World Wars. But whether we think back on this as a time of growth, chaos or disruption, it is what we do next that will define the outcomes.

Our collective purpose of writing this book was to inspire you, the reader, to discover and unleash the power of facilitation in yourself and in others. All solutions start with a conversation. This book is intended to help you begin your own very interesting conversations and our hope is that this book will act as the catalyst to help you do that. We also hope that you will be inspired to weave facilitation and facilitative principles throughout your life, your interactions, your thinking, your decision-making and your actions. But most of all we hope that you will take the ideas, examples and concepts described in the following chapters and apply them in your groups, organizations and communities.

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Description


This book was a collaborative effort of ten global thought leaders in facilitation. Each chapter looks at the power of facilitation in the different aspects of business, community, life and society. It gives examples of how it helps people think together to achieve amazing and impactful results. It also gives examples of how to use its power to think better on your own. The chapters are organized starting with how the power of facilitation can help to create positive, sustainable change in organizations, help organizations think strategically and critically and how to help resolve conflicts. The final few chapters look at how the power of facilitation can do more than solve specific problems or achieve specific goals; they reflect on how facilitation can be used to help individuals, teams and society as a whole to think together, grow and innovate. Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and even the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as societies. To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place. Our collective purpose of writing this book was to inspire you, the reader, to discover and unleash the power of facilitation in yourself and in others. All solutions start with a conversation. This book is intended to help you begin your own very interesting conversations and our hope is that this book will act as the catalyst to help you do that. We also hope that you will be inspired to weave facilitation and facilitative principles throughout your life, your interactions, your thinking, your decision-making and your actions. But most of all we hope that you will take the ideas, examples and concepts described in the following chapters and apply them in your groups, organizations and communities.

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About the author


Author InfoEDIT BIO

Kimberly Bain (Canada) is Senior Partner at BainGroup Consulting. Kimberly is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator/Master, is past-Chair of the International Association of Facilitators, Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University, Adjunct Professor at St. Lawrence College and has been inducted into the International Facilitators Hall of Fame.  Kimberly has been recipient of 4 Facilitation Impact Awards and has authored over a dozen peer reviewed journal articles on international consensus building and The Reflective Ethical Facilitator’s Guide.

Malin Moren Durnford & Trevor Durnford (Uruguay) Malin has a BSc in Behavioural Science from Gothenburg University, Sweden, and a degree in Pedagogy and Adult Learning. She is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator/, a Hall of Fame member and a Certified Coach by EMCC. Trevor has been Chair of the International Association of Facilitators and recipient of the Gold Award for Facilitation Impact. He is also a Certified Professional Facilitator/Master and is on the board of the Solutions Focus in Organizations association. 

Mark Bain (Canada) is Managing Partner at BainGroup Consulting.   Mark has an MBA in global business holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving at St. Lawrence College and Adjunct Professor of Business Analytics and Data Strategy at Loyalist College and Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at Laurentian University.   Mark utilizes his expertise in critical thinking, problem solving and data analytics to help health care professionals challenge the way patient care decisions are made and develop new and innovative models of care.

Héctor Villarreal Lozoya (Dominican Republic) works as a consultant, facilitator and trainer supporting teams and leaders to collaborate at a higher level. He is a founding partner of Proyectum and Kunlaboro Latinoamérica, a company whose mission is the development of collaboration skills and teamwork solutions applied to project management practices. A past Board member of the IAF, Hector has a master’s degree, is a CPF, a Licensed Trainer of the Effective Facilitator Method, a Certified Facilitator in the Lego Serious Play Method and in Stormz Digital Collaboration Technologies.

Michael Ambjorn & Martin Gilbraith (UK) Michael Ambjorn has run organizations, chaired boards and developed changemakers. As a mentor he provides 1:1 advice to Chairs, Chief Execs and senior leaders - and the next generation of changemakers - on strategy, change and turnarounds. Martin Gilbraith works as a facilitator, trainer and consultant to help groups, teams and partnerships work more effectively together to bring about lasting change. Martin has a master’s degree, is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an ICA Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF) and a licensed provider and experienced lead trainer of ICA:UK Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation training.

Barbara Mackay(USA)is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an assessor for facilitation certification with the International Association of Facilitators since 2002 and was inducted into the IAF Hall of Fame.  Her experience and knowledge cover 1000’s of facilitated and training events delivered to all sectors in the USA, Canada, Asia, Mexico, the Middle-East and Europe. Her company North Star Facilitators has provided facilitation, adult education and mentor coaching since 1995.

Kavi Arasu (India) & Stephen Berkeley (Australia) Kavi is passionate about working with people and helping them help themselves. His multi-disciplinary background that stretches from sales and advertising to talent management and other domains of HR have helped him experience (and apply) the benefits of applied inter-disciplinary thinking first-hand. Kavi has close to two decades of corporate experience, in multi-cultural environments both in MNC and Indian organizations. Stephen is a change and culture facilitator and has focused a good part of his three-decade career on helping individuals, teams, organizations and communities in Australia, UK and India to unlock and fulfill their full potential. His specialty is helping people see the bigger picture, connect the dots and develop strategies that bring about sustainable changes.


Kailin Huang is founder of the visual facilitation practice, Picture People Plan. Kailin adopts a spontaneous style of visual presentation, ebbing and flowing according to the dynamics of each conversation and meeting.  Kailin is author of Asia’s first visual strategy playbook, “Let’s Draw, Draw Out, and Draw Together”.         

Rosanna von Sacken is both a certified professional facilitator and a visual practitioner and is founder and principal consultant and facilitator of Advanced Consulting and Facilitation Ltd. based in Vancouver Canada.  Her preliminary work involves designing and facilitating workshops, meetings and training programs, helping organizations groups and executive teams with leadership development and strategic planning.  Rosanna is a contributing co-author in the book “The World of Visual Facilitation” and illustrator of the book “Sightline – Strategic Plans that gather Momentum, not Dust”.

Debbie Roberts is a graphic facilitator, recorder, and trainer, based in the UK who works with organizations large and small.  Debbie is the founder of Engage Visually, where her work is driven by the belief for social and environmental justice and wellbeing and empowerment for all individuals and communities.  Debbie has threaded graphic facilitation and meaningful doodling into her facilitation through mapping of conversations and processes with groups.

Chitra Chandrashekhar is a visual storyteller, experiential communication designer and a creative co-learning facilitator.  She is the creative founder-proprietor of Mographies a visual story design studio cum creative content micro-consultancy.  She co-creates graphical story solutions and visual story led experiences/concepts through facilitated conversation loops that catalyse processes and systems for individuals, organizations/brands, communities, and cultures.


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Book details

Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Subgenre:Decision-Making & Problem Solving

Language:English

Pages:200

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781098331696

Paperback ISBN:9781098331689


Overview


A collection of works from 10 authors & 4 visual practitioners- Kimberly Bain, Malin Moren Durnford, Trevor Durnford, Mark Bain, Hector Villarreal Lozoya, Martin Gilbraith, Michael Ambjorn, Barbara Mackay, Kavi Arasu and Stephen Berkeley, Rosanna von Sacken, Kailin Huang, Debbie Roberts, Chitra Chandrashekhar. 

Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as societies. To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place. 2020 has been an extraordinary year! A global pandemic, economic upheaval, leadership changes and system level changes that rival those not seen since the First and Second World Wars. But whether we think back on this as a time of growth, chaos or disruption, it is what we do next that will define the outcomes.

Our collective purpose of writing this book was to inspire you, the reader, to discover and unleash the power of facilitation in yourself and in others. All solutions start with a conversation. This book is intended to help you begin your own very interesting conversations and our hope is that this book will act as the catalyst to help you do that. We also hope that you will be inspired to weave facilitation and facilitative principles throughout your life, your interactions, your thinking, your decision-making and your actions. But most of all we hope that you will take the ideas, examples and concepts described in the following chapters and apply them in your groups, organizations and communities.

Read more

Description


This book was a collaborative effort of ten global thought leaders in facilitation. Each chapter looks at the power of facilitation in the different aspects of business, community, life and society. It gives examples of how it helps people think together to achieve amazing and impactful results. It also gives examples of how to use its power to think better on your own. The chapters are organized starting with how the power of facilitation can help to create positive, sustainable change in organizations, help organizations think strategically and critically and how to help resolve conflicts. The final few chapters look at how the power of facilitation can do more than solve specific problems or achieve specific goals; they reflect on how facilitation can be used to help individuals, teams and society as a whole to think together, grow and innovate. Today, maybe more than any point in our history, facilitation—the philosophy, the skill, the process and even the profession—is critical to our continued evolution as individuals, as groups, as organizations and as societies. To survive and thrive, we need to harness the power of facilitation to help us hold the authentic and intentional conversations that will help us understand ourselves, each other and the world around us. Thinking together is the only way we will be able to grow through the chaos and disruption and end up in a better place. Our collective purpose of writing this book was to inspire you, the reader, to discover and unleash the power of facilitation in yourself and in others. All solutions start with a conversation. This book is intended to help you begin your own very interesting conversations and our hope is that this book will act as the catalyst to help you do that. We also hope that you will be inspired to weave facilitation and facilitative principles throughout your life, your interactions, your thinking, your decision-making and your actions. But most of all we hope that you will take the ideas, examples and concepts described in the following chapters and apply them in your groups, organizations and communities.

Read more

About the author


Author InfoEDIT BIO

Kimberly Bain (Canada) is Senior Partner at BainGroup Consulting. Kimberly is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator/Master, is past-Chair of the International Association of Facilitators, Visiting Scholar at Queen’s University, Adjunct Professor at St. Lawrence College and has been inducted into the International Facilitators Hall of Fame.  Kimberly has been recipient of 4 Facilitation Impact Awards and has authored over a dozen peer reviewed journal articles on international consensus building and The Reflective Ethical Facilitator’s Guide.

Malin Moren Durnford & Trevor Durnford (Uruguay) Malin has a BSc in Behavioural Science from Gothenburg University, Sweden, and a degree in Pedagogy and Adult Learning. She is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator/, a Hall of Fame member and a Certified Coach by EMCC. Trevor has been Chair of the International Association of Facilitators and recipient of the Gold Award for Facilitation Impact. He is also a Certified Professional Facilitator/Master and is on the board of the Solutions Focus in Organizations association. 

Mark Bain (Canada) is Managing Partner at BainGroup Consulting.   Mark has an MBA in global business holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving at St. Lawrence College and Adjunct Professor of Business Analytics and Data Strategy at Loyalist College and Adjunct Professor of Business Ethics at Laurentian University.   Mark utilizes his expertise in critical thinking, problem solving and data analytics to help health care professionals challenge the way patient care decisions are made and develop new and innovative models of care.

Héctor Villarreal Lozoya (Dominican Republic) works as a consultant, facilitator and trainer supporting teams and leaders to collaborate at a higher level. He is a founding partner of Proyectum and Kunlaboro Latinoamérica, a company whose mission is the development of collaboration skills and teamwork solutions applied to project management practices. A past Board member of the IAF, Hector has a master’s degree, is a CPF, a Licensed Trainer of the Effective Facilitator Method, a Certified Facilitator in the Lego Serious Play Method and in Stormz Digital Collaboration Technologies.

Michael Ambjorn & Martin Gilbraith (UK) Michael Ambjorn has run organizations, chaired boards and developed changemakers. As a mentor he provides 1:1 advice to Chairs, Chief Execs and senior leaders - and the next generation of changemakers - on strategy, change and turnarounds. Martin Gilbraith works as a facilitator, trainer and consultant to help groups, teams and partnerships work more effectively together to bring about lasting change. Martin has a master’s degree, is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an ICA Certified ToP Facilitator (CTF) and a licensed provider and experienced lead trainer of ICA:UK Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitation training.

Barbara Mackay(USA)is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an assessor for facilitation certification with the International Association of Facilitators since 2002 and was inducted into the IAF Hall of Fame.  Her experience and knowledge cover 1000’s of facilitated and training events delivered to all sectors in the USA, Canada, Asia, Mexico, the Middle-East and Europe. Her company North Star Facilitators has provided facilitation, adult education and mentor coaching since 1995.

Kavi Arasu (India) & Stephen Berkeley (Australia) Kavi is passionate about working with people and helping them help themselves. His multi-disciplinary background that stretches from sales and advertising to talent management and other domains of HR have helped him experience (and apply) the benefits of applied inter-disciplinary thinking first-hand. Kavi has close to two decades of corporate experience, in multi-cultural environments both in MNC and Indian organizations. Stephen is a change and culture facilitator and has focused a good part of his three-decade career on helping individuals, teams, organizations and communities in Australia, UK and India to unlock and fulfill their full potential. His specialty is helping people see the bigger picture, connect the dots and develop strategies that bring about sustainable changes.


Kailin Huang is founder of the visual facilitation practice, Picture People Plan. Kailin adopts a spontaneous style of visual presentation, ebbing and flowing according to the dynamics of each conversation and meeting.  Kailin is author of Asia’s first visual strategy playbook, “Let’s Draw, Draw Out, and Draw Together”.         

Rosanna von Sacken is both a certified professional facilitator and a visual practitioner and is founder and principal consultant and facilitator of Advanced Consulting and Facilitation Ltd. based in Vancouver Canada.  Her preliminary work involves designing and facilitating workshops, meetings and training programs, helping organizations groups and executive teams with leadership development and strategic planning.  Rosanna is a contributing co-author in the book “The World of Visual Facilitation” and illustrator of the book “Sightline – Strategic Plans that gather Momentum, not Dust”.

Debbie Roberts is a graphic facilitator, recorder, and trainer, based in the UK who works with organizations large and small.  Debbie is the founder of Engage Visually, where her work is driven by the belief for social and environmental justice and wellbeing and empowerment for all individuals and communities.  Debbie has threaded graphic facilitation and meaningful doodling into her facilitation through mapping of conversations and processes with groups.

Chitra Chandrashekhar is a visual storyteller, experiential communication designer and a creative co-learning facilitator.  She is the creative founder-proprietor of Mographies a visual story design studio cum creative content micro-consultancy.  She co-creates graphical story solutions and visual story led experiences/concepts through facilitated conversation loops that catalyse processes and systems for individuals, organizations/brands, communities, and cultures.


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