Engaged Participation LO12280

Thu, 30 Jan 1997 09:30:35 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO12262 --

David writes:

> When I think of the emphasis we put on training for facilitators and
> leaders, I sometimes realize how we omit training for engaged
> participation. If we we going to design training for engaged participants
> - what might be an attractive title or training discription? Ideas?

Good question, I am also interested in the group reaction to this.

I frequently combine the roles of speaker, facilitator, trainer, analyst,
consultant, and coach. As a result, the speaker in me finds it easy to
point out what a facilitator or coach might do. Likewise, the coach often
explains the art of speaking and the consultant is apt to comment on

I have had very good reactions from training participants when I point out
what I am doing as a facilitator and explain why. For example, when I
stand up and draw attention to myself to restore control over a
conversation that has strayed, I might point out how and why this
technique works.

As a minimum these exchanges provide added value to my clients. However,
they also help me better understand my own craft through a heightened
awareness of my effect in the process.


Lon Badgett lonbadgett@aol.com

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