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The Power of the SDI in Leadership Development

In our SPOTlight on Managing for High Performance™ and SPOTlight on Leading for Success™ training; we utilise the The SDI – a powerful and effective tool for understanding the motives and values that drive behaviours. The SDI plays off people’s basic need to better understand themselves and others, and that understanding allows them to lead with clarity and empathy, build stronger teams, and more effectively navigate conflict.

https://totalsdi.com/assessments/the-power-of-the-sdi/

The Art and Science of Facilitation

This article was written on 2017-04-10 in Chinese and translated by Facilitators Network Singapore Author: Annie Zhang, keyTalk, Chengdu, China According to the definition of the International Institute of Facilitation (INIFAC), “facilitation is an art, and a science, it can help groups to discuss, examine and make decisions more effectively.” The tools and processes used […]

Organisation Development (OD)

Organisation Development (OD) is an increasingly influential field of practice in the Singapore Public Service. One reason is that there is an increasing need for Public Service organisations to respond more deftly to the changes in their external environments.

SPOT on Facilitation Second Edition

SPOT on Facilitation offers much insight on the art and science of process facilitation. Centred around the easy-to-follow FNS 4D Facilitation® Model, the book presents a wide array of effective tools and practices that extend its benefits to interactions between individuals or groups.

Another Week Beyond – 1708

Through the kindness of the Far East Organisation, we could conduct a family conference at Changi Cove for the couple whose marriage was fragile following a misunderstanding (AWB – 1705). 18 family members and 20 volunteers participated in a day long discussion with the agenda of: a. What is a happy and successful marriage? b. […]

Why do Facilitators need Certification?

I am sharing a little of my knowledge and views here, and I welcome your critique and correction. Firstly, I would like to talk about my understanding of facilitation certification related information. Currently, the common certifications for facilitation fall under two aspects :

FNS Certificate of Appreciation

FNS was recognised by the Association for Public Affairs (APA) for being the facilitation sponsor for the APA SG100 COMPASS (Conversations on Measures of Progress for our Aspirational Singapore Society) (Youth Edition). Our volunteer facilitators assisted with facilitation in some segments in the SG100 conversations.

Why We Need a Fresh Approach to Managing Conflicts

Process facilitation is a great way to manage conflicts. It offers a fresh approach that can resolve the issue in less time. It also promotions better communication skills and that is a key part of conflicts being reduced or eliminated. Many of the methods used for managing conflicts right now aren’t efficient enough. They may take too long or they may not get to the core of the real issues.

10 Tips For Facilitating Youth Activities

Basically for planning any youth activities you want to do 3 things, Engage, Experience and End. To engage is to set the tone with clear and eloquent instructions. Then the learning must be something experienced. When they are actively involved they will have more chance of concentrating and remembering.

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