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Trust Fall or Fall from Height?

One of the most vivid memories that many participants of a challenge ropes course report are their experiences with the Trust Fall activity. The Trust…

Reflection & Debriefing Skills – Four Part Tutorial

Four of the most popular episodes of our recent Facilitator Tips video tutorial series were dedicated to the Why, What, When and How of reflection…

How Do You Grow As a Facilitator?

My friends at High 5 Adventure Learning Center (USA) published an article last year that focused on how we fuel our growth as facilitators of…

Generativity

Happy new year folks! May 2021 be safe and prosperous for us all 🙂 To kick off the year, I am reprinting (with permission) an…

7 Do’s & Don’ts When Playing Group Games Online

These past 10 months have been fascinating in so many ways, and none more powerful than honing my craft of presenting group games & activities…

5 Programming Lessons in a COVID19 Normal World

For most of 2020, I have focused on designing and delivering a bunch of virtual presentations, from highly interactive fun & games to highly polished…

Debriefing Tip – Begin With The End In Mind

There are some, even within the experiential & adventure education community, who doubt that most of what we call debriefing or reflection is effective for…

7 Lessons Learned Presenting Group Activities Online

When the pandemic hit early in 2020, the overwhelming focus of my work shifted to adapting everything I knew that worked for an in-person group…

6 Tips for Making Online Discussions Effective

This month, it is believed that close to half of all students in the United States will resume their schooling from a remote, home-based learning…

10 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Online Meetings Need Help

A fellow facilitator, Jacinta Cubis, has just finished an e-book about the top tell-tale signs that your online meetings need help and – importantly –…

5 Tips To Make Online Learning Videos Effective

In these times of the current pandemic, the world has rushed to embrace online platforms to engage their audiences and deliver content. As a result,…

Team Building Activities on Communication at Work

There is nothing in this world in which we do not communicate. It is also true that we could all learn to communicate more effectively….

Two Little Words To Help You Embrace More Inclusive Language

Have you ever felt that something you said, no matter how ‘correct’ you may have been, was not received very kindly by the people who…

How Do I Build Community In an Asynchronous Setting?

A school teacher, impacted by the current COVID-19 emergency, asks: How can I address ways to build community in asynchronous environments? First, Amy, thanks for…

Question: Should I Meet My Audience Before A Presentation?

A subscriber asks: Is it okay to mingle with and meet my audience or training group in advance of my session starting? If so, how…

Five Strategies To Help You When You Draw A Blank

Here is what my planning process for facilitating a group often looks like: I do an initial planning session, feeling great. I know my content,…

How To Deal With A Reluctant Audience

A reluctant audience is possibly one of the greatest fears of group facilitators. Groups can be reluctant or unwilling for lots of reasons, such as…

Student-Driven Learning That Works

To usher in the new year, I’m excited to share a short (3 minute) video with you that features a unique school in Australia that…

If You Meet Resistance, Stop Pushing

The advice seemed so obvious, I was caught off-guard by its simplicity. I was part of a conference workshop in which everyone in the room…

Risky Play

When does play cross a threshold and become too risky? Do you encounter this question in your programs? Should young people be exposed to it?…

A Curiosity Deficit?

I’m picking up on recent correspondence from my good friends Will and Chad from We and Me! In their email, they raised a phenomenon called…

People Who Care To Do Work That Matters

I have come to realise that one of the most powerful attributes that attracts me to others is not their looks, their income, their job…

Giving People A Choice To Connect

Colleague and expert group facilitator Chad Littlefield shared a video recently in which he presented the idea that we need to give people the choice…

The Nature Pill

No matter how healthy you are, there’s one pill I recommend that you take, every day. The nature pill. This week we welcome David Bott…

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