As part of Facilitation Week 2016, the Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) hosted an evening learning and sharing session on October 18.
Located in the legendary facilitator offices of ICA Associates, the night included multiple presentations and discussions. I was invited to demonstrate Feedback Frames to the room of facilitation experts. (Thank you for the opportunity, Jo Nelson and Mara Svenne)
The 15 participants were asked to answer the fun question "What do you do?" but without using the word "facilitation". They quickly generated about a dozen ideas. I then placed each unique statement in front of its own Feedback Frame and invited everyone to drop tokens to record their level of agreement on each statement.
The total process was less than 15 minutes. It was a blind vote and just for fun, but the results were actually quite insightful for understanding what's most common in our sector.
See a sample of results below, in agreement priority order.
Borrow Feedback Frames for your next meeting
I invite any Toronto area facilitators (professional or otherwise) to borrow a set of Feedback Frames any time, no charge. Use them to quickly recognize and prioritize agreements in your meetings. No bandwagon effect, no group think, no batteries required.
Just email me to coordinate pick-up and drop-off: firstname.lastname@example.org