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Want Emotional Depth In Your Groups? Facilitate It.

Want Emotional Depth In Your Groups? Facilitate It.

When facilitating, I often have the urge to push participants to go deeper. Share more personal stories. Show the masked emotions. So, I frame my questions to elicit that depth. Sometimes it works gracefully. Other times, it all crashes. And then I hear my mentor, Guthrie Sayen’s voice in my head, saying, “Do not worship at the altar of vulnerability.” Agreed, Guthrie.

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Take The Reigns: Facilitate With Authority

Take The Reigns: Facilitate With Authority

Think of the time when you noticed cliques in your workshop group, and didn’t break them up. Or when facilitating a team meeting, witnessed blame games, and didn’t intervene. The impact? Missed opportunity to transform group dynamics, and create a deeper experience.

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