Imran Chohan

Imran Chohan

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Month: May 2014

Process Facilitation Basics – Inspiring Video

I was looking around for some inspirational videos on the importance of leadership. Well I found many and I some how liked this one. Tell me all about it in the comment section below. Also don’t forget to reflect on Somon’s words and think about implementing them into your businesses/schools/jobs. Folks it is all part of the basics of Facilitation so go back and read my other posts on leadership and group dynamic roles. And when you combine all these sections together you will see a bigger and most powerful picture that will bring a change in your lives. Oops I revealed my plan. Well now you know it… Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe   Next week I will continue with another creative task. These tasks are to be used during the start of the project to get to know the minds and also to have some fun in a more creative way. You can use them at any stage of the work, project and you will still find them helpful. I am also going back to the Evaluation. I some how missed it. There are two type of evaluation. One that you need to do at the end of every session along with the Reflection and one is the final Evaluation. That you do at the end of the project Stay with me for more...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Tasks – Lost At Sea

Good Day peeps. Today I would like to share an amazing group dynamic task that is taken from the Navy. This has been used in Navy for many years and it is been still implemented in many parts of the world. Hyper Island has taken many tasks that are related to Group dynamics and Team building from Navy. It is a great team building exercise and lets the groups come closer to each other. This is very interactive and when it is done in the start of the group work it is much more productive. Team leaders have more role in it and this also allows you to see that which group stage the group is right now. Lost At Sea has been proven effective in team building, communication, decision making, listening to each other, trusting on each other’s judgement, discussion, group dynamics and so on. As usual today you are going to do this task with me and then we will do the refection individually, in your groups and at the end we will do it together. The task is to survive in difficult or in this case life threatening situations and my purpose is to get the group dynamics running in no time. LOST AT SEA Description You have chartered a yacht with three friends, for the holiday trip of a life time across the Atlantic Ocean....

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Process Facilitation Basics – Tasks – Draw an Apple

In my last post I shared about how to introduce ourselves in a more creative way in the beginning of a group work. It is a great tool to remember and keep in mind. Today I will share about a great brainstorming/creative task/exercise/energizer (call it anything you like) with you guys. It is one of the most widely used exercise and it never failed to help the people in realizing the importance of creativity and thinking process. And most of all it is fun!!! So lets get right to it. The name of this exercise is Draw an Apple. My Facilitators did this exercise all over the world and if I am not mistaken there are you tube videos on this. But don’t go there yet and do it one time with me today. This is a group exercise and it requires 4-6 person in each group. Not more than that or it will be less effective. This is only my opinion and experience. I have worked with high school children and I am speaking with that experience. Between it was one of the greatest experience of my life. I saw change that I was looking for and I loved it. I am unable to describe this in words so lets just get back to the task at hand. Draw An Apply I have written some simple self explanatory bullet points so lets...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Tasks

Before I start on today’s topic I just want to remind you guys to read my previous blogs from the beginning to understand all. This will make my life easy as I will spend less time on explaining the details. I tried to complete one topic in one sitting and in one post so the reader could understand it all. All this is still connected and it is better to start from the first post to the last. Being a Facilitator we need to think and prepare in advance for upcoming events. So far I have prepared you for basic group development techniques. Now I want to make it a bit more fun for you and I. What I mean is I will share some of the tasks and exercise along with energizers and icebreakers that you can use during your projects and these can be used at any stage of the project. These are as there name suggests small exercises to refresh your minds and than get back to working. I hope these few exercises will get you started. For new readers these will be enough and for experienced readers/facilitators these will be a nice flashback. So lets get started… Dear readers I cannot stress enough at this stage to Reflect after every session or task. This is where Facilitation is different and productive. So when you use these exercises...

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