It’s National Friendship month! Join us as we examine the power of friendship in our work, especially as it relates to facilitation.
Coaching/Facilitation Corner: Guidance for Trauma-Informed Support
Do you work with or care about someone who may have experienced trauma or PTSD? This article provides some background on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and offers a few suggestions for leaders, facilitators, coaches, and anyone who wishes to have more productive interactions with those who may have experienced trauma.
Facilitator’s Corner: How Superpowered Introductions Dismantle Problematic Power Dynamics
Many group events and activities open with some sort of welcome or warm-up exercise, providing participants with a chance to introduce themselves before addressing the topic at hand. Sometimes, introductions that focus solely on titles, roles, degrees, years of experience, professional affiliations, and so on, can create a power dynamic that results in some attendees feeling less willing to contribute during the meeting.
Here’s a simple alternative approach to facilitating introductions that enables greater human-first connection: a focus on superpowers.
Planning to Host a Virtual Event or Vendor Fair? Read this First!
Moving your conference or vendor fair from an in-person gathering to virtual may seem scary, especially when you want to be sure that your event is an engaging and valuable experience for your attendees. If you’re getting ready to take your meetings and events virtual, we are here to help.
Human connection remains as critical as ever, most especially in the high-tech, nearly people-free, space landscape. We recently had the privilege of partnering with the International Space University on an international and interdisciplinary 5-week program that models humanizing virtual interactions at their best.
Humanizing the Virtual Experience
Although we’re all getting more comfortable with meeting virtually, human connection can sometimes be ignored or not prioritized because it’s hard to get “right” in a virtual world. Here at Integrated Work, we have come to know that creating connection is an essential part of the arc of an experience, and in this post, we share some tips on how to humanize your online event.
Tips for Tackling Zoom Fatigue
Are you starting to have a love-hate relationship with Zoom? As we replace in-person meetings with video calls, we are definitely spending more time in front of a screen both for work and for connecting with family and friends. With all the “Zooming” that we are doing, video call fatigue is definitely becoming more common. Here are some tips from our team on how to tackle Zoom fatigue.
The Must-Have Facilitator’s Guide to Taking your Conference Virtual
As we start transforming face to face conferences and meetings into a virtual experience, how do we facilitate and deliver a truly excellent, engaging, seamless experience to meeting participants? Here’s a guide to get you ready to deliver at your best, your first time and beyond.
Ways to Practice Facilitation in Your Everyday Life
Once you learn a facilitation technique, how do you practice it? You’ve read the books, watched...