When I was doing some research on Un-conferences, I came across a Wikki page that listed a number of facilitation styles, some of which I hadn’t heard of before. It’s a handy resource to take a peek at for those that might be familiar to you & those that may be new. Here’s a few below. Check them out & tease out ones that you can try for your next training.
I’m teaching a Social Media course in June & again in July called ‘Transforming Workplace Learning through Social Media’ – me thinks I’ll try a social media version of the Dotmocracy style below. Should be fun!
- Fishbowl – where observers sit round a group that’s being facilitated & take an active role with their observations (I don’t think this technique gets used near enough)
- Speed geeking – like speed dating, only with presentations
- Birds of Feather – informally convening subgroups according to a particular characteristic (eg all CEO’s)
- TeachMeet - include micro-presentations (7 min), nano-presentations (2 min) & random selection of speakers
- Pecha Kucha – the Japanese word for chit chat, are presentations held all over the world where each speaker gets 20 slides with 20 seconds for each slide
- Dotmocracy – is a visual decision making style of facilitation, where people place a dot according to whether they strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, strongly disagree or are confused (see the example below)