Category Archives: Toolbox

June 18, 2012 Staff Meetings

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Understanding and Facilitating Conference Calls


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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative_Inquiry Appreciative Inquiry – “a new yoga of inquiry” Appreciate: –          Act of recognizing the best in the people or world around us –          Affirming past and present strengths, successes, potentials –          Perceive those things that give health, vitality, excellence … Continue reading

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March 19, 2012

Detroit Facilitation Guild March 19, 2012 Appreciative Inquiry Facilitators: Sandra Yu Sarah Szurpicki Present: Jacob Stevens Corvidae Kathy Murphy Alison Heeres Sarah Coffey Meeting Minutes: Jennifer Young I.                   Welcome and Intros   II.                 Favorite Birthday Teaser Activity This activity could … Continue reading

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Group Works Pattern Language cards

Here’s a set of cards you can download for free, that can be used to help facilitate meetings, train facilitators, refresh your facilitation habits, etc. You an purchase a deck, but you can also download them for free and use … Continue reading

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How are my meetings? A meeting assessment tool

Hey folks, Based on the Consensus Basics training we conducted, here’s a self-assessment tool you can use to see how good of a foundation you have for the functionality of your meetings. As always, note that these principles are really … Continue reading

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Weighted Voting

This is useful when there are concerns about either A) having the ability to implement a decision or B) people expressing strong opinions without considering the real implications of implementing those opinions. People are asked to vote among a variety … Continue reading

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