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The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised by Michael Wilkinson

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CHAPTER FIVE

THE SECRETS TO FOCUSING

Establish the Course, Avoid Detours

Questions Answered in This Chapter

What should you do at the beginning of every agenda item to get the group focused?

When significant time has passed since the last session, how do you restart and get the group focused?

How do you avoid asking your first question and getting complete silence?

How do you give directions that are accurate, clear, and concise?

What techniques are there for keeping a group on track?

How do you effectively use breakout groups?

How do you keep groups focused during report-back sessions following breakout groups?

CASE STUDY: Facilitating the ...

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