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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.

Why do Facilitators need Certification?

Regarding facilitator ’s certification, the most frequently asked questions that we have encountered include:

What are the authoritative, international certifications available?

Why go for certification? What will certification bring?

What are the conditions and requirements for application?

What are the fees?

Why leaders should be the last to speak during meetings

For meetings to be effective and achieve their goals, employees should be encouraged to speak ahead of managers and leaders.

How do you assess your client’s needs for facilitation service?

This is the second of a six-part series on INIFAC competencies. In this series, John interviews experienced facilitators on their insights about the different competencies.

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