Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth Kanter

But this is more than a simple report on a highly successful leadership program that takes a systems approach to serving an underserved community, it is the authors playbook of how to design and implement a program, including facilitation recipes for designing meetings. When I design and facilitate meeting for clients, board meetings, or as part of a workshop, webinar or other training, I’m always looking for new ideas for facilitation and interactive processes.

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SXSW Reflection: Using Social Media to Facilitate A Global Back Channel at a Panel Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past month, I have been thinking about a couple of different ideas and how to incorporate them into training design to facilitate learning. My questions are: 1. Graphic Facilitation by Jonny Goldstein - click to see larger image. Experimentation Free Agent reflection

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and now adjunct professor, I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation. There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants. Reflective Practice. Networked Facilitation. Facilitated Listening Skills.

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

I’ve had the honor of facilitating an online peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees that are hosting Giving Days, applying and iterating on the Giving Day Playbook since 2013. Yesterday, I facilitated the first webinar in a series hosted by the Knight Foundation on taking the practice of Giving Days to the next level. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars.

7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: As a trainer and someone who teachers other trainers, I’ve been obsessed with improving my facilitation skills and written a lot about it on this blog. I’m always up for a conversation with other facilitators about shop talk and getting tips for improving my practice. So, I’m thrilled that fellow facilitators Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES and Tracy Wright, MAED from ETR agreed to share some of their secrets in this guest post. Facilitation

Reflections on MuseumNext and Facilitating Brainstorming

Museum 2.0

Facilitator bits. While Jim and I explained clearly to Wild Idea proposers what they needed to do to submit their project for consideration before MuseumNext, we didn't give them enough support in actually facilitating their group brainstorming at the event.

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Beth Kanter

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit. A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved. Reflection requires hitting the pause button and asking and answering questions. But how to create a routine around reflection for yourself and at your nonprofit? Capacity Facilitation Leadership Learning Meetings Reflectio

The Art of Facilitating Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth Kanter

Post-It Note Facilitation of A Network Map - 2012 Pakistan NGOs. What’s in your facilitation toolkit? Take for example my colleague Eugene Eric Kim who shares his facilitation toolkit which includes links to his favorite Post It notes and markers. When I facilitate training, I use analog and digital tools and materials. Facilitation Mine includes markers , sticky notes , index cards, and flip chart paper. But wait, paper??? And, I’m not alone.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Beth Kanter

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. View the growing lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators and register today!

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Beth Kanter

It was expertly facilitated by Allison Lin and Odin Zackman. When I get to participate in sessions that are focused on content that I’m intensely interested in AND are well designed and facilitated, it creates the perfect storm for learning in my field and the trade craft of facilitation. Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Elissa Perry

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Elissa Perry , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet John Kenyon

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: John Kenyon , a Lead Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Bridget Marie Todd

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Bridget Marie Todd , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most: Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself. Evaluate your content, facilitation, and logistical skills against participant evaluations. As the facilitator, you have give clear instructions to people and keep time.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Peter Campbell

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Peter Campbell , a Facilitator for the Future of Technology track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Londell Jackson

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Londell Jackson , a Facilitator for the Impact Leadership track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Deepa Kunapuli , a Lead Facilitator for the Digital Strategy track.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Tanya Tarr

NTEN

That''s why we''re doing our best to recruit a remarkable group of facilitators to help shape your experience. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share. Today we want to introduce you to one of them: Tanya Tarr , a Lead Facilitator for The Future of Technology track.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth Kanter

I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions.

#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Lisa Heft

NTEN

All this summer weve been introducing you to the facilitators who will make the three tracks so memorable. Lisa is an internationally renowned facilitator and educator known for her use of Open Space Technology and other participant-driven dialogic and interactive methods for engaging deeper reflection, learning, and interchange. View the lineup of #14LCS speakers and facilitators and register today!

PopTech Fellows Program: Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This includes leadership, social innovation, communications, branding, graphic facilitation, financial and funding models. Graphic Facilitation Rocks. PopTech Slides View more presentations from kanter.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth Kanter

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. Here’s what I learned: Facilitation Teams. A good facilitator knows how to shift or tweak the lesson plan in real time if it isn’t working as planned. Often, facilitation teams are brought together by an event host. Are there facilitation skills/techniques that you enjoy and are great at doing?

Keep Calm and Write It Down: How Reflective Practice Leads To Better Results for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook. One of the most valuable is to incorporate a process evaluation, capturing what actually happened as the event or program unfolded. You can always learn from documenting as an event unfolds and having a formal reflection or debrief post program or event.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

Beth Kanter

I’ve just returned from an inspiring week in Kiev, Ukraine where I got to facilitate a training for women’s organizations organized by Wake , an amazing start up founded by two respected colleagues Trish Tierney and Heather Ramsey. While I delivered some content sessions on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn strategy, I also facilitated interactive sessions. You have to think of your interpreters as extensions of your facilitation techniques.

Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

At the Digital Engagement Event , back on 6th October, David Wilcox and I helped the Community Voices team facilitate two sessions that focused on the three things more important to digital engagement than the technology. You can check out the Community Voices group on the Social by Social community for videos, notes and other reflections from the event. Were you there, and have ideas to add to this reflection?

Voice 101

Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

At the Digital Engagement Event , back on 6th October, David Wilcox and I helped the Community Voices team facilitate two sessions that focused on the three things more important to digital engagement than the technology. You can check out the Community Voices group on the Social by Social community for videos, notes and other reflections from the event. Were you there, and have ideas to add to this reflection?

Voice 101

Reflections from Monterey Community Foundation Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first session, facilitated by colleague Daniel Cohen, focused on creating a communications strategy.

A Few Reflections from SXSW Crowdsourcing Panel

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to design and facilitate a panel at SXSW on Sunday called " Crowd Sourcing Innovative Social Change." So, armed with an improvised mobile wireless mic, I used an Oprah style facilitation. Crowdsourcing View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Independent Sector and Blackbaud Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I had the pleasure of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit and Social Media workshop at the Independent Sector Annual Conference “ Forging A Stronger Future Together &# in Atlanta.

Reflections on the Social Media Lab Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's some reflections: Thoughtful, Intentional Experiments Thoughtful experimentation is setting up a low-risk experiment with metrics to figure out what is and isn't working is a social media best practice. Packard socialmedia-lab-day 1-module 1.

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Last week, during the Google hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation , someone asked me where I get all my ideas for designing and delivering training. Part of delivering instruction is being a good facilitation of people’s learning and there is no better way to learn how to improve your own technique than watching world class facilitators in action. I’ve used these techniques myself and been in many other sessions where facilitators used design-thinking techniques.

Reflections: Center for Health Leadership Social Media Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some reflections: Health Organizations: Social Media. The Networked Health Organization. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some Reflections. That is one reason why I always incorporate a reflection at the end that helps participates identify one small action step. Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: AMI 2014 Reflections

ASU Lodestar Center

Lyn spent 10 years as Director of Project LEARN for Valley of the Sun United Way and Communities in Schools facilitating relationships with schools, business, government and nonprofits to better serve students living in poverty. She is a trained facilitator, court mediator and certified to provide “Framework for Understanding Poverty” through AHA Process. posted by Lyn McDonough , Program Coordinator Sr.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also had the opportunity to facilitate a large group session about whether CEOs should use social media or not and attended a tweet up with David Meerman Scott. I'm closing the triangle between book winner and author via Twitter to facilitate learning after the workshop.

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What are your most useful synchronous online facilitation practices?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechSoup holds regular meetings for nonprofits in Second Life and I have been attending regularly and sometimes facilitate like this I did this past week. I learned one from Nancy White when I took her online facilitation workshop. It kinds of gets in the way of effective facilitation.

Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule

Beth Kanter

This year I designed and facilitated a highly interactive session called “ Walking is Work: Don’t Call It A Break ” with Ritu Sharma. I also lead a conference networking walk following the session. This post summarizes some thoughts and reflections. Photo by Jim Nickerson. I just returned from my 15 consecutive Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN!

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean. I was lucky enough to be working with the digital strategy coordinator, Maria Rubi , from the Mexico office. She is not only fluent in English (and four other languages in addition to her native Spanish), she is also an excellent trainer and facilitator.

ArtsLabSF: Reflections About Social Learning With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some reflections on the instructional design: 1. Most importantly, I need a good facilitator for each table. I do believe that social media as part of your training can enhance learning, help facilitate social learning.

Overdue Reflections from UK

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

David Wilcox wrote his reflections on our workshop in Birmingham two weeks ago while stuck on a train enroute back to London. I have been processing my experience and wanted to reflect more on my instructional practice, something I used to do regularly. It also reminded me how I still am not yet able to reflect in action 100% of the time. It also helped in terms of getting a sense of where people were at and facilitating some sharing of stories.

What Are Your Best Tips for Organizing or Facilitating a Charity 2.0 Event?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I did a reflection interview after the event with her to discover what worked and what didn't. I haven't yet seen any case-studies or how-to posts with advice to free agent fundraisers or nonprofits on how to organize or facilitate this a "Charity 2.0"

Reflections on Extension 2.0 Webinar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

First, my preferred method of instruction is to be more interactive and facilitate discussion. If I was in a room, live, I would have facilitated a brief conversation about the themes and interjected the themes into conversation - and then summarized them succintly with the slides.