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Want to improve your program leadership skills?

Looking for practical facilitation ideas?


You’ve come to the right place.

Here’s a free library featuring a series of sixty short 3-minute video tutorials which focus on the art and science of group facilitation skills, particularly in the context of interactive group games & activities.

Ideal for beginners who don’t know where to start, and experienced practitioners who are looking to be inspired by new ideas.

Each Facilitator Tips episode is accompanied by useful links, bonus resources and a video transcript.

And best of all – they’re FREE.

Practical Tips 1 - 20

Episode 1
How to Form Random Pairs

Episode 2
How to Form Random Teams

Episode 3
How to Pick a Partner

Episode 4
How to Break the Ice

Episode 5
How to Start Your Programs

Episode 6
Honouring Challenge By Choice

Episode 7
Connection Before Content

Episode 8
Language is a Potent Tool

Episode 9
When to Stop an Activity

Episode 10
Quick Attention Grabber

Episode 11
How to Get Your Group’s Attention

Episode 12
Keep People Bunched Together

Episode 13
Let Group Create its Own Energy

Episode 14
Your Framing is Key

Episode 15
Inject Lots of Humour

Episode 16
Always Ask for Volunteers

Episode 17
What is the Meaning of FUNN?

Episode 18
Always Have More Than You Need

Episode 19
Try New Things All The Time

Episode 20
Seek Peer Feedback

Practical Tips 21 - 40

Episode 21
How To Manage Dominant People

Episode 22
How To Engage Unwilling People

Episode 23
How To Run Lateral-Thinking Games

Episode 24
How To Keep Your Group’s Attention

Episode 25
Managing ‘I’ve Done This Before’

Episode 26
Remove Distractions

Episode 27
How To Remember Names

Episode 28
How To Introduce Group Activities

Episode 29
Are Elimination Games OK?

Episode 30
Stop an Activity Before it Wanes

Episode 31
How To Calm Your Group

Episode 32
How To Run an Effective Debrief

Episode 33
The Zone of Proximal Development

Episode 34
How to Break-Up Cliques

Episode 35
The Four Emotional Needs

Episode 36
How To Adapt Group Activities

Episode 37
Exp’ Learning isn’t Learning by Doing

Episode 38
Connections are Key

Episode 39
How to Pick the Right Activity

Episode 40
How To End Your Program


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Practical Tips 41 - 60

Episode 41
The Key Elements of Play

Episode 42
How To Manage Large Groups

Episode 43
Sparking Engagement with Unofficial Starts

Episode 44
Seven Reasons Why Debriefing is Important

Episode 45
What & What Not To Debrief

Episode 46
When To Debrief or Reflect

Episode 47
How To Ask Good Debrief Questions

Episode 48
How To Manage Nerves

Episode 49
How To Manage Late People

Episode 50
Being Creative

Episode 51
Keeping People Safe

Episode 52
How Safe Is Too Safe?

Episode 53
How To Encourage Volunteers

Episode 54
Five Ways To Boost Your Energy

Episode 55
What If People Are Forced to Attend?

Episode 56
Leadership Lessons I Got Wrong

Episode 57
Why Telling Stories is Powerful

Episode 58
When Does Encouraging Become Pushing?

Episode 59
Leadership Attributes I Never Leave Behind

Episode 60
My Secret Sauce