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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.


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