Great workshop and very refreshing. Great style of facilitation and very simple and applicable strategies to implement compared to the xxxxxx program that I have gone through which was TORTUROUS and have very minimum application to classroom context despite the wide array of strategies introduced. What made the difference between such programs is how you facilitate a facilitation program. That is the major difference that will create an impact in the teachers to be more enthusiastic and eager to implement such useful and enlightening strategies.
Thank you very much for your great 3day facilitation training! Actually today I have also done another meeting based on your training. This is the 2nd meeting of HR global HR functions. At the 1st meeting, we gave a lot of input for participants and to be honest it was not effective. This time, I showed 3Os as well as great question for brainstorming. After the silent brainstorming, they share their answers each other, respectively with team members. So what was happening? They really discuss a lot, I have never seen... After that, I have successfully identify the most important action with voting. Some of participants want to learn facilitation from me, this is amazing!
Anyhow I have to learn more from you. How do I find next step?
There are lots of takeaways that will be unique to every participation.
It is totally different from the regular facilitation course.
Come with an open mind. Discard all thoughts on traditional facilitation.
Yes, an eye opening for self contrary belief.
1st session by Andrew - very useful. I have learnt about self limiting behaviours and positive thinking. We need to own our thoughts and actions. 2nd session by Alvin - very inspiring to know about his passion.
Very Useful. The talk (Self-leadership) by Andrew Bryant was very enlightening. It really opened my mind. Alvin introduced me to a couple of things I was unfamiliar before.
It was very useful. Andrew's session was like a mirror, it made us reflect and admit to ourselves. Alvin's session was an eye opener. I learned a lot on social entrepreneurship from him.
Session were very useful 1) One Conceptual and Model based 2) Application on implementation - How ideas are getting implemented?
Yes, very much so. He was a very engaging speaker and was a great facilitator.
Yes. Very interactive, learning through play is a very good way of learning.
Yes, most definitely. Both sessions were very relevant and had multiple take-away and had applicable advice.
Yes. Opened my mind to new possibilities and it was really useful as a networking event. Met a lot of contacts.
Yes. Learnt some new techniques and interesting useful technology.
Yes! My key take away from this session a)To ask "Why" in all my own decision making b)Technology
It's gonna change your perception of facilitation!
A practical-oriented session which equips me with skillsto facilitate. It is a safe environment here to be exposed to as many pitfalls and limitations will help all of us to learn!
It is a skill, that if used/practised often; can yield fabulous results. Very hands-on, practical cases, relevant in today's context.
Yes. It provide me with new ways of facilitating training session ie Cupcake decoration and story telling.
Loved how Pam bought learning through a creative mode - Loved how co-fellow travellers paused to share and listen stories in a process I believe in.
Loved the cupcake session - People approach me all the time for people or processes I know.
Yes. Got recommended to Prabu Naidu - Get to know other people - and "Cup Cakes" making can be FUN!
Extremely useful well thought out and organized.
You will learn different techniques/skills that you might not have heard before. You'll be able to engage your audience better!
We could inject fun & interactivity into the driest/boring topic.
As Henry Ford said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” And that one day, I never felt younger! I sincerely enjoyed the teamwork and the openness to share and make facilitation better than ever.
We enjoyed the facilitation course and Paul’s training/ guidance in using the different facilitation tools. It was an enriching workshop with many takeaways. Thanks to Paul.
Thanks Paul and everyone for a meaningful workshop...fantastic to have met new friends and to catch up with familiar people again. Keep the facilitation fire burning!
Thanks Paul for sharing your great ideas and constructive viewpoint. I certainly came in to the class with a jolt and i will certainly create a bang for my participants in future. Oh, that's just a week from now! 🙂
I have gained tools, skills sets that I can use & apply in my course of work. I have especially learnt the fine lines between all topics of 'facilitating' & it has helped me make more informed decision on my path. The constructive feedback given by the facilitators and the rest have truly led me down a road of self awareness. I have a new found respect for my facilitators through this session! I have a new idea on the concept of it & its applications. I AM MUCH MORE INSPIRED NOW TO PURSUE THIS JOURNEY FURTHER! It is by far one of the most eye-opening and self-reflecting workshops I have ever attended. It's worth every minute & cents spent.
I value more of the content neutrality as a base for successful facilitator. I am more knowledgeable about the value facilitators can add to any kind of business. I believe the group homogeniety have helped create a safe learning environment. There was no show off or free riding.
This workshop is catered for everybody as in our daily life, we did do some facilitation just that we did not realise it.
The real-life sharing was very useful. It's a very safe environment to try new ways of facilitation.
Got the SPOT book today. Thank you. It probably arrived much earlier as I only got in today. Flipping through the book and I’m having very positive vibes about it. The debriefing techniques...3-2-1 and 4R are pretty cool. Already it is building up my facilitation repertoirre. I glanced through and noted many useful and practical tips! Congrats, indeed a job well done, both of you. Thank you.
Becoming aware of possibilities - within myself (learning context). Changed tremendously. I feel that with the given tools, facilitation is POWERFUL!
We need something to be hosent. The College of Fine Arts (COFA) has a program called that aims to develop a collection of online resources and interviews that discuss effective online learning, however I don't believe there is a face-to-face professional development component to this. Seems to me that designing something that complimented this project would be the most sensible first step locally. I might follow this up with to see whether he has any ideas or plans in that sense.Aside from that the only real prof dev that I'm aware of is geared largely towards use of the tools themselves without much emphasis on the pedagogy at most highlighting exemplars and use cases, but not in a longer-form format if that makes sense.I'll ponder this a bit and expand on ideas later chaotic morning at the moment.Update 1: The more I think about it the more it makes sense to plug this course locally and perhaps organise local meetings that discuss the course face to face. At least in the short term it seems silly to try and replicate what is already a successful established course we should be supporting it and then incorporating local initiatives that complement it.
Useful to review my work as a service element. I am planning to talk to my colleagues about this!
Yes. Worth my Saturday time investment
Yes! Excellent presentation
Received your SPOT on Facilitation book. Have been reading it since I opened my letter box at 6pm. But can’t stop. This is captivating. Million thanks!
Very useful. Interesting, insightful and interactive. Well done! It was a good 'facilitation' session. Everyone had a chance to speak in a fun supportive environment. So the level of learning was high.
I like the questions that were asked and the facilitation techniques of group discussion and role play.
The practice has really given me confidence to experiment with the tools and try them in real-life situations with a confidence of success. Content delivery was very good. Facilitative trainer was very entertaining and credible. And open too. Practice session were alot of fun. Duration of 3 days is just nice for a foundational course. Courseworks were excellent. It's a solid foundational course in terms of content and practice. You will, at work, come away with the ability to design + facilitate a short workshop effectively.
Great hands-on experience! Session surpassed my expectations!
The tools learnt were very useful and interesting. It really stressed the point to be content neutral. It can be a very difficult task, but it really helps the participants explore and develop. The many opportunities to practice. Not only facilitate, but also observe, critique and learn from each other. It is an intensive 3 days workshop that combines learning, active participation and observation. The activities are very interesting and learning is very rich. This workshop is ideal for those who are motivated and really want to learn more facilitation.
I have learnt how facilitators can be effective in engaging and inducing responses from participant. The level of interaction and feedback amongst the participant.
The actual experience of facilitation using the tool and understanding the roles and functions of team members. If your role requires facilitation, this is the programme.