Facilitation

A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists the group in planning and achieving their objectives without taking a particular position in the discussion. Facilitators focus on the process as opposed to the content of a meeting. Groups throughout Michigan and the United States are working to solve the most pressing problems we face today and trained facilitators can help those groups come to a consensus on their best ideas. Michigan State University Extension provides facilitative leadership  programs. 

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  • Debriefing Part 4: What’s that all about?

    February 11, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but ever really understood what that mean? To end this series on debriefing, we’ll be looking at some potential questions to aide facilitators in the process.

  • Debriefing Part 3: What’s that all about?

    February 9, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but ever really understood what that meant? This article will specifically address debriefing with youth and provides some resources and age-appropriate tips.

  • Debriefing Part 2: What’s that all about?

    February 6, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but ever really understood what that meant? In this article we’re going to explore some rules for debriefing and a few basic tips for success.

  • Debriefing Part 1: What’s that all about?

    February 5, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say, “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but never really understood what that meant? In this first article about debriefing, we’ll discuss the origin, definition and techniques for effective debriefing.

  • Do you have an affinity for SILENT sticky wall brainstorming? Part 2

    December 30, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | The silent sticky wall is a useful tool to engage quiet members during a brainstorming session.

  • Do you have an affinity for SILENT sticky wall brainstorming? Part 1

    December 30, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | The silent sticky wall is a useful tool to engage quiet members during a brainstorming session.

  • School Employee Wellness Series: Organize a committee

    December 26, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | Leading by example, school employees can make a difference in the health of students.

  • Decision Matrix can help your group decide: Part 2

    December 22, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | Decision Matrix uses data to help groups come to consensus.

  • Decision Matrix can help your group decide: Part 1

    December 22, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | Decision Matrix uses data to help groups come to consensus.

  • How to identify and approach private funders

    December 22, 2014 | Ryan Coffey | When developing large scale community projects, often it is necessary to secure significant funds from corporate, community or private family foundations. Knowing how to identify and prepare for the first meeting with potential funders is critical.

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