Reflections from a Rookie Facilitator

Since completing the Advanced Facilitation Programme in 2022, I was blessed to have been given a few opportunities to get my feet wet progressively as assistant and group facilitator.  I am deeply grateful to Janice Lua, co-founder of Facilitators Network Singapore, for the invaluable insights I gained.  I was able to internalise experiential lessons that neither the best wordsmith could bring forth in a theory book nor any workplace training session could draw out.

Communicating, is about listening to what is within

This is the third in a 6-part series of on INIFAC competencies, where I speak to more experienced facilitators on their insights on their facilitation practices.

7 Toxic Outcomes of the Favorite Child: What Happens When They Grow Up – Learning Mind (

Research indicates that favouring one child over another can have long-lasting effects it affects every one of us in different ways – here are 7 toxic outcomes.

Better answers start from better questions

In 2000, Microsoft gathered its top leaders at its headquarters in Seattle to discuss whether they should outsource the provision of in-house training.

Why are first impressions important? Top 5 breakdown | Zoom Blog

We’ve all heard about the importance of first impressions, but do you know just how important they are when it comes to your customers? The reality is that the first interaction a customer has with your brand is a moment that heavily informs their future actions, whether that happens in a store, on your website, […]

Key Learnings as a Project Manager and Lead Facilitator

Recently, we completed a three-month project for an organisation where we were engaged to review their workplace culture and values. For the first time, I took on the roles of project manager and lead facilitator. Janice, FNS co-founder and FNS project sponsor, mentored the project team and me. In this article, I am sharing my key learnings from this project from both the project management and workshop execution perspectives.

Unleashing the Power of Facilitation – My Personal Experience

In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving business world, the role of a facilitator has gained a more significant role than we might realize. Attending a community of practice (CoP) session hosted by Janice and Prabu opened my eyes to the power of facilitation competency and its roots in organisational theory. It was an enlightening experience for me and emphasised the importance of learning better facilitation skills. In this article, I will share my key takeaways from the CoP session and explore how becoming a better facilitator can elevate a workshop from good to great.

The Four Archetypes of Self-Awareness

Internal self-awareness (understanding yourself and being in tune with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours). External self-awareness (knowing your impact on others and how they view you).

How do you maintain control when facilitating meetings?

“What do you think are the common mistakes when facilitators think about control?”

Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins

For decades, Pew Research Center has been committed to measuring public attitudes on key issues and documenting differences in those attitudes across demographic groups. One lens often employed by researchers at the Center to understand these differences is that of generation.

How to keep going when the going gets tough?

On a cold (and cozy) Saturday morning, 19 people rolled out of beds to attend the first Community of Practice (CoP) held in 3 years at Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS).

Sociocracy For All: Providing the structure to build a better future

Best decisions are made when everyone’s voice is heard, it saves time, makes inclusive decisions and creates more human organizations.

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