Wow! It has been three months since I started this blog. This means that on this blog we have a dozen activities and a dozen tips/tricks on group facilitation. I wanted to use this post to review everything that we have covered this year. You can go back to any post that I have listed … Continue reading TIP: This quarter in Review!
Emotional intelligence out-predicts IQ in terms of performance, happiness and engagement at work. Emotional intelligence has been around for a while and was part of our lay-person vocabulary since Daniel Goleman brought it out for public consumption in 1995. Since then, there has been so much wonderful research on the power of emotional intelligence. One … Continue reading TIP: Emotional Intelligence
Purpose: To help clients set goals for the new year Materials Needed: magazines, glue sticks, scissors, blank paper or poster board Instructions/Steps The beginning of the New Year is a commonly accepted time to identify new resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. Goal Setting Review Discuss the following: *What is a goal? (“a dream … Continue reading ACTIVITY: New Year’s Resolutions
There are many ways to manage the process in group. Group process is about how the people in the group relate to each other. It is not about providing information or about teaching, and while we do a lot of teaching and providing information in group, this does not develop the group process. The first … Continue reading TIP: Facilitation Styles
Purpose: A fun way to decide who is next up to do a role play. Materials Needed: Chairs, music Description: This is almost a pre-activity for any role-play you want to facilitate in group. It is a fun way to determine whose turn it is to role-play. Have two fewer chairs than the number of … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Musical chairs role-play
I know that many of you have heard me talk about the brain and how important it is for us to understand what is going on in our brains. A great resource for more information is Daniel Siegel (http://www.drdansiegel.com/). He has numerous resources on his website, as well as several audio and video links where … Continue reading TIP: Wizard and Lizard
Purpose: This activity helps people understand thinking errors associated with certain roles that they play. It is also a helpful way of finding ways out of these roles. Materials needed: Masking tape taped on the ground in the form of a triangle. Mark the points of the triangle: victim, rescuer, persecutor. Instructions/Steps: Explain to the … Continue reading ACTIVITY: Victim, Rescuer, Persecutor Triangle