Purpose of this Facilitation Blog
Facilitation is guiding and supporting a group to clarify its purpose and goals, and how it can best work toward those. Facilitation has many applications, for example, strategic planning, team building, group problem solving and decision making, meeting management, Board meetings, conferences, focus groups and project planning.
This blog helps you improve your facilitation by providing articles, opinions, commentary and many related resources. The blog is for a general audience, including beginners and those advanced in facilitation.
Examples of Topics (or Categories) Relevant to this Blog
You can understand even more about the focus of this blog by looking at examples of various related topics (or categories) that this blog might write about. The following list includes examples of related topics as does the list of Related Library Topics in the sidebar. There may be other related topics, as well.
- Roles of facilitation
- Applications of facilitation
- Skills needed in facilitation
- Group dynamics
- Preparing to facilitate
- Group ice breakers and warm-ups
- Tools and tips for different applications
- Professionalism and ethics
- General resources
As posts are published, they will be organized into those or other related categories. Categories that have posts published to them will be listed in the sidebar in Categories of Posts. Readers can click on a category and see the posts in that category.
About Me, the Host of this Blog
I’m Michael Wilkinson, the host of this blog. You can read more about me next to my picture on the right side of each page in the blog. I will publish posts about various aspects of facilitation, and will focus especially on practical tips and tools. These posts will include posts from guest writers, as well.
How to Use the Library’s Blogs
We have implemented many features to make the blogs very valuable and convenient to use. To learn how to use the blogs, click on Library Blog’s Home under the header on each page of the blog.
If You’re Interested In Hosting a Blog for the Library
Just click on Contact Us at the bottom of each page and share your idea, including the topic that you would like to blog about. You would need to commit to publishing a post at least twice a week for at least six months. In return, you would get tremendous visibility to you and your writing. You would retain copyright of your writing – see the Copyright in the footer on each page.