Facilitation toolkits

There are a number of excellent toolkits of facilitation techniques online. Here are our favourites:Liberating Structures: 33 more options to add the big five conventional approaches (presentations, managed discussions, open discussions, status reports and brainstorm sessions). Divided into:
  • share or spread ideas, know how or experiences
  • reveal, generate or improve ideas or solutions
  • analyse, diagnose or debrief
  • get help or give help
  • strategise
  • plan
Based on the book “The Surprising Power of Liberating structures” by Henri Lipmanowicz  and Keith McCandless. Lots of free online resources:  
 From Hyper Island, for creating creative collaboration and unleashing potential in your team or organisation: https://toolbox.hyperisland.com/ Divided into:
  • energisers
  • insight, innovation and development of products and services
  • self-leadership, personal development, self-awareness, growth
  • implementing change through action
  • building teams, trust and openness for collaboration
 
 Gamestorming: a toolkit for innovators, rulebreakers and changemakers (based on the book by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo): http://gamestorming.com/blog/ Divided into:
  • for opening
  • for fresh thinking and ideas
  • for team building and alignment
  • for vision and strategy meetings
  • for problem solving
  • for planning
  • for update or review meetings
  • for decision making
  • for any meeting
 
 At The SessionLab, a library of facilitation techniques to find the right tool for your next session: https://www.sessionlab.com/library Divided into:
  • team
  • energiser
  • idea generation
  • issue resolution
  • explore and understand
  • action
  • skills
 
 An incredibly useful collection of links (by Sharon Dale) about becoming a facilitator: https://medium.com/@jaCattell/facilitation-some-links-ht-sharon-dale-eb75a8cd6f6e 
   

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