Meeting Facilitation: Whole Person Process

Whole Person Process Facilitation creates meetings that produce results by tapping into the creativity and collective genius of the people in your organization.

There are many things to pay attention to in ensuring good group process facilitation. We deliver those things and then go beyond them, recognizing the unseen world of intuitive knowledge, including the collective consciousness, as valuable assets for any organization to work from. Whole Person Process Facilitation works well with groups from 6-150 people and from 3 hours in length to several days.

There are many theories and frameworks covering each of the components, including those regarding energy work and working with intuition. We have chosen theories and frameworks that we have found to work in enabling consistent learning results in adults and what many who work with us say is like "magic". What we offer here is not the "only way". Its usefulness is that it works, has a good track record, is transferable to any situation, and is duplicable and simple.

Meetings of any kind are useful only if learning is taking place. There is certainly preparation required. Our promise to you is that through this way of facilitating process, learning is enhanced, potential is tapped into that has lain dormant, and in the end, it takes less time and time is used more effectively. The group benefits and achieves outcomes, usually beyond their expectations.

In using Whole Person Process Facilitation, the components that are attended to in designing the meeting include:

1. Creating an accepting rather than defensive climate. Placement of chairs, role of food, other décor, attitude and responses. Being conscious of the implications of actions and behaviors of the facilitator.

2. Introductions. The difference between authenticity and icebreakers.

3. Hopes and fears as a way of identifying objectives.

4. Right placement of your statement of objectives for your meeting/teaching session.

5. Adult learning styles using the Learning Style Inventory.

6. Right Brain + Left Brain + easily connecting integrated use of the two = whole brain learning and
    problem solving.

7. Intuition.

8. Transfer in and bridging exercises.

9. Varying the levels the facilitator works on-in front of group, with group, apart from group.

10. Maximizing energy of the group by doing activities singularly, in pairs, triads, fours, whole group.
      How and when to use each of these and how to use them to work with each other to keep the energy

11. Timing

12. Attending to the energy of the facilitator and 'taking care' of them

13. Working beyond the information that is provided by the five senses and intellectual knowledge

14. Feedback tied into hopes and fears. Evaluation that is useful and also part of the ongoing learning

Guiding questions that we ask ourselves when designing and conducting a process facilitated meeting include:

* Do we have a way of introductions that already taps into whole brain thinking so that we can get the
  "whole person", including brain and heart, into the room quickly?

* Have we given people a chance to express hopes and fears, identifying their right to have emotions in
  the meeting?

* Have we created opportunities for intuitive knowledge to be expressed?

* Food!

* Environment!

* Are we attending to creating an accepting rather than defensive climates - are we doing our own inner
  work on ourselve in "parking our baggage at the door" and placing our attention to what takes place in
   our session together?

* Preparation is more than content. It is self. Have we prepared both ourseves and the content?

* Have we created opportunities for all learning styles to benefit?

* Have we kept things simple in structure to allow for maximum learning?

* Are our transfer in and bridging exercises good ones for what we are intending to achieve?

* Have we paid attention to the different levels that we work on to facilitate learning - with the group,
  apart from the group, in front of the group?

* Level of consciousness about our actions/behavior?

* Staggering learning - pacing as an attunement to energy-attention to when work is to be singular, in
  pairs, triads, fours, and whole group. Is the timing for each component well thought out?

* How have we attended to right brain/left brain learning throughout?

* How have we attended to intuition throughout?

With Whole Person Process Facilitation, we stay with a basic design, but make adjustments as we go in order to meet the needs of the group and to ensure that the group works towards its stated outcomes and objectives.

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