Dimensions to manifest learning - example learning to facilitate
Source: Breakthrough facilitation
Train - to learn via guidance
1/ I trained. I took my first facilitation training 15 years ago. This gave me the building blocks for The Breakthrough Facilitation Model ― a framework that has sped up my design process and one I use to spark transformation in every session I lead.
Observe - to understand how others are doing it
2/ I observed seasoned facilitators in action. By experiencing what exceptional facilitation looks and feels like, I knew what standard I was trying to replicate in my practice.
Practice - to apply
3/ I practiced. A lot. I put in thousands of hours taking the concepts I learned in my training and implementing them in my in-person and virtual sessions.
Get Coaching - to get specific feedback
4/ I hired a facilitation coach. My coach gave me specific feedback on the specific areas I needed to improve. Areas I didn’t even know I was struggling with. This is something I wish I would have done earlier.
Read - to drill down on why
5/ I read books. This helped me understand the why behind certain concepts like psychological safety, and gave me a holistic understanding of exceptional facilitation. As a result, I don’t just blindly replicate other people’s techniques. Instead, everything I do in my sessions is done with intention and has a specific purpose.
Listen - to drill down on why
6/ I listened to podcasts. This gave me even more concepts to learn and helped me understand how I could vary my voice, cadence, and tone in order to sound more confident.
Express - by building your own toolkit (or model)
7/ I poured through facilitation toolkits and built my own. Whenever I’m feeling stuck or want to shake up the delivery of my content, I simply reach into my toolkit and pull out a fresh activity or tool to help me skyrocket participation.