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 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.
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. […]
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 :
We held Global Facilitation Workshop “SPOT on Facilitation in Japan” on 23-25 June 2016.
This workshop was conducted by two facilitators Prabu Naidu and Janice Lua who are co-founders of Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS). FNS is a partner organization of Knowledge Signs in Singapore.
Many managers agree, most meetings are time wasters. Things tend to go round and round, it is hard to make your voice heard over one or two dominant personalities and nothing seems to get done after each meeting.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever sat in a meeting where you wished you had not turned up? If you are reading this, my guess is you had. Or you may even be the one who had called for the meeting and regretted it after the meeting got started.
No one is born with all the essential leadership qualities. Becoming a good leader requires important leadership skills. Learning and developing good leadership skills as a student leader will serve the student well when they leave a learning environment and step into the business world.