Facilitation is a new-ish word for an age-old art. Good facilitation begins with listening and like any art, doing it well requires skill. Anyone who’s facilitated a meeting or learning event knows it takes dedication, perseverance, and deep reflection on what the group really needs to progress…and the more carefully we listen, the easier it is to figure out! We asked three Integrated Work facilitators, to share their best strategies for overcoming three common in-person and virtual facilitation stumbling blocks: aligning diverse perspectives, handling silence and managing participation levels. Read on to find out what they suggest.