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Mastering Markers: A Colour Guide for Meeting Facilitators

June 2024 As a group process facilitator, I go through buckets of markers. And I’ve learned that my approach to using coloured markers on white boards and flip charts really matters. It’s not just about what looks pretty! Picking the right colours and using them well can help participants stay engaged, understand better and remember […]

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A Tip for Focusing in a World Full of Distraction – The Pomodoro Method

What is the Pomodoro Method for Focused Work? The Pomodoro Method consists of 3 to 4 intervals of 25-minute focused work with a 5-minute break in between intervals. A longer break of 15 to 20 minutes is encouraged after 3 or 4 intervals of focused work. It is called the Pomodoro method because of the

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Standing Tall: Benefits of Standing When Facilitating Online

March 2024 The idea of standing while facilitating online conversations might seem unconventional, even peculiar. Yet, this simple shift in posture holds remarkable potential to transform the dynamics of virtual meetings and sessions. Beyond mere physical ergonomics, embracing the practice of standing while facilitating in a virtual space can spark creativity, boost engagement, and foster

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Demystifying Transformational Leadership

February 2024 What is Transformational Leadership (TL)?   Easily understood as the sort of leadership which uplifts the motivation, engagement and morale of folks within a group or organization (Bass, 1999).  The Four Basic Pillars of Transformational Leadership are:  Individualized Consideration Inspirational Motivation  Intellectual Stimulation Idealized Influence Over time, TL theories have evolved to fit the

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Announcement: Welcoming Nino Kovacevic to the Barefoot Facilitation Inc. Team!

February 2024 Dear Barefoot Facilitation Inc. Community, I am delighted to announce that Nino Kovacevic (he/him) will join the Barefoot Facilitation Inc. staff team on February 20th as our first Associate Facilitator.  Nino will bring with him over a decade of experience at the intersection of provincial and national not-for-profit sport governance, organizational and community

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Expression of Interest – Lead Facilitator/Associate Partner

Barefoot Facilitation Inc. has a sixteen-year track record as the facilitation solution of choice for a growing group of non-profit, public and private sector clients across Canada. We work with clients to co-create process facilitation and training solutions that are relaxed and informal while being results oriented and engaging. Due to recent rapid growth, we

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Barefoot Announces New Client Experience Coordinator

September 2023: I am delighted to announce that Joss Pirker (she/her) will join the Barefoot Facilitation Inc. staff team as Client Experience Coordinator on September 12th, based out of Bedford, Nova Scotia. Joss will expand our team’s capacity as we continue to excel at providing our clients with exceptional facilitation and training solutions that are relaxed

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Join the Barefoot Team – Client Experience Coordinator

August 2023: Part-time (4 days per week/56 hours bi-weekly) Barefoot Facilitation Inc. is a leading provider of facilitation services and training solutions. We are on an exciting path of continued growth as we support a growing group of voluntary, public and private sector clients across Canada and beyond. We work with clients to co-create in-person and

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How to Gather Information from a Group

July 2023: Brainstorming is a technique, generally used in a group setting, to quickly generate a variety of diverse ideas about a specific problem or topic. If used effectively, brainstorming will encourage creativity and engagement, and generate interest and excitement! Here are four (4) variations of brainstorming you can use to gather information:Unstructured Brainstorming This

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