Best use: To increase efficiency of the meetings

facilitationAuthor of abstract: Lucilla Borio,  

IIFAC links:Bea Briggs

Facilitation is the art and practice to make meetings easier (from the latin root “facilis”), more effective, fun and productive for all the parties involved. The facilitator is an impartial guide of the group process, and is supported by active participants who help taking roles like time keeper, minutes taker, vibes watcher, and others. Essential elements are a clear and transparent Agenda, a shared and well-know decision making method and a solid plan for follow-up activities.

Facilitation methods

Short tips on the most common facilitation challenges

Johari Window

Best use: Get to know each other better and understand how others see us

johari-windowSource: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johari_window

The Johari window is a technique used to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others, which was created by psychologists Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) in 1955. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise. Luft and Ingham called their Johari Window model ‘Johari’ after combining their first names, Joe and Harry.

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Best use: Addressing emotional issues in the group

Authors: Zegg Community

forumThe Forum is a method of deep sharing developped by a family of community projects that came out of “project Meiga”, the ZEGG, Tamera and other smaller communities.
It is a method of deep sharing in a group that creates trust and mutual understanding.

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Best use: Understand group  dynamics and  underlying processes

Author: Arnold Mindell

proccess-workProcesswork is a methodology which offers facilitation and inner work methods exploring inherent patterns, potentials and emerging processes in relationships. Tense interactions and conflicts are seen as a calling for deepening relationships and bringing more awareness and diversity to them.

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Best use: Holistic approach to our relationship with environment and society

Author of abstract: Monique Wijn

permaculturePermaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles.   This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities. The techniques and strategies used to apply these principles vary widely depending on the location, climatic conditions and resources that are available. The methods may differ, but the foundations to this holistic approach remain constant.

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