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13 Timely Insights on Facilitation from 2023


Thirteen articles inspired by the most interesting people and facilitation projects we encountered during 2023.  Are you Facilitating with FINESSE?
Thirteen articles inspired by the most interesting people and facilitation projects we encountered during 2023.

What's hot in our world of facilitation and collaboration in 2023? The insights on our website provide a good snapshot. Read a few of these articles and let us know your thoughts. We trust that you will find them helpful.


The Sources of the Articles

The articles were based on the most interesting people and topics we encountered in our travels. For the most part, travels include the consulting assignments of JD Solomon Solutions. Sometimes, the article's source is related to the follow-up conversations from a workshop or webinar.


No Particular Order or Predetermined List

JD Solomon Solutions is a lean, niche company. That means most of the content creation for the website falls on me and not our team. Time is precious, so everything comes from the wild. The golden rule is, “See it, write about it, and post it.” That makes looking back on the previous year's content just as informative as the articles themselves.


What’s In Facilitation?

JD Solomon Solutions brands itself in asset management (including reliability, risk, and operational resilience), program development, and facilitation. Our facilitation services range from higher-level strategic plans and board retreats to technical projects like root cause analysis, failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and criticality analysis.


Facilitation is about guiding a group to solutions that are created, understood, and accepted by all. It is a structured form of collaboration. Visit the Facilitation webpage for more information.


Our Facilitation Covers a Wide Range of Topics

The goal is to be inspired to produce one 600 to 900-word article each month. We produced thirteen, second only to the asset management category. Overall, the volume of inspiration was closely related to the volume of our four primary service areas.

Within the facilitation insights category, the article topics were related to:

  • Strategic Plans and Board Retreats (3)

  • Actionable Implementation/Dashboards (2)

  • Facilitator Characteristics and Career Development (2)

  • Approaches (1)

  • Specific Tips (5)


Helpful Articles on Facilitation from 2023

This is our list from November 2022 through October 2023.

  1. Strategic Plans: Effective Collaboration with External Stakeholders and Staff

  2. Why Are Most Facilitators White College-Educated Women?

  3. Why Do Facilitators Overlook Onboarding and Socializing New Team Members?

  4. Improve Team Dynamics by Modifying This One Simple Technique

  5. Five Unique Attributes of the Fresh Book, Facilitating with FINESSE

  6. How Young Professionals Can Build a Facilitation Team and Empower Their Careers

  7. My Top 5 Tips for Facilitating Large Groups versus Small Groups

  8. Great Facilitation Agendas: What Little League Baseball Taught Me

  9. Why an Old School Dashboard is Effective for a Facilitated Strategic Plan

  10. How To Improve Communication & Facilitation with the FINESSE Mental Model

  11. How to Improve Strategic Plan Facilitation by Reviewing Dashboard Design

  12. How to Improve Facilitation of Public Workshop and Comment Sessions

  13. Facilitation Lessons Learned: One Board, Four Board Retreats, and Four Formats


Let Us Know What You Think

Please share your thoughts on the facilitation and collaboration topics we covered in 2023. Did what we saw and inspired us this year match your experience? Do you agree with the content of our articles? Plus, look for more next month when we share the facilitation articles that generated the most attention from social media.


 

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