036 – How to find the perfect facilitator for your workshop – with Kirsty Lewis
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Questions and Answers
[1:58] How did you get from sales to facilitation?
[6:08] What topics can be covered by internal facilitators and for which shall we hire externals?
[8:16] Would you apply the same reasoning to facilitators?
[9:35] How can corporates assess whether they need a trainer or a facilitator?
[14:55] How can you do-design a session with your client given their time restrictions and lower experience?
[16:31] Do you think we can design a full agenda for someone else to facilitate?
[18:14] How do you know that you can trust the facilitator to find the balance between too much and too little guidance?
[19:06] What are the different 'energies' you can be looking for in a facilitator?
[26:38] Why do workshops fail?
[32:28] To what extent is the facilitator responsible for the outcome?
[35:10] What's your favourite exercise?
[40:36] How can corporates find the right facilitators for their needs?
[42:13] How can we as facilitators evaluate fellow facilitators? How do we know whether someone is good?
[46:19] How can we distinguish between someone having a different style from having poor skills?
[48:52] Is there anything else you would like to explore?
[51:35] How much time would you recommend clients to count for the preparation work?
[53:36] What are the pros and cons of pairing an external with an internal facilitator?
[55:32] If someone in the audience fell asleep after minute one, what shall they learn from our show?
Links to check
- Kirsty's School of Facilitation
- Priya Parker's book "The Art of Gathering"
- Episode 034 with Sean McGuire on Billboard Design Thinking
- Episode 033 with Oscar Trimboli on Deep Listening
- Episode 031 with Meghan Preiss on Workshops in the Woods
- Our sponsor Session Lab - An online agenda builder and exercise library