What we're about

This is a forum for Agile/Lean practitioners, working at the team level, who are already proficient in the practices and principles, and are looking for extended learning and support to be better Coaches and Facilitators. This is a support network for people who self-identify as 'Agile Coaches' (even if that's nothing like your job title) looking for a group of peers to do things such as:

- share coaching/facilitation experiences - dissect and discuss successes and failures
- run experiments and get feedback e.g. new ideas for games, retrospectives, information radiators
- run dress rehearsals for feedback e.g. conference papers, training sessions
- discuss books and workshops attended
- whatever else emerges... We don't have a set format in mind. Depending on community interest a meetup might run as a workshop, lean coffee, open space, book club - all depending on what the circle would like to share.

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You the Facilitator, pair and prepare your way to successful outcomes

Good meeting outcomes don't just happen by chance, someone needs to take the time to create the environment in which they can occur. That means preparation, which is one of the most important and overlooked jobs of the Facilitator. Jean Tabaka in 'Collaboration Explained' would use the rule of thumb of taking twice the length of the meeting to prepare for it. Time invested in preparing for the sessions you facilitate, will help YOU guide an engaged group to effectively meet their meeting outcomes. This workshop will present some useful tools and techniques, including the 'Facilitation Canvas', to help you effectively plan for your session; so come along and get set to 'Pair' and 'Prepare' your way to successful facilitation. Learning Outcomes: - The importance of planning for productive facilitated sessions, to help guide an engaged group to effectively meet their outcomes - Find out what the Facilitation canvas is and how to use it to prepare for successful session - Tools to help you pair and collaborate when preparing to facilitate a session ________________________________________________ This is a forum for Agile/Lean practitioners, working at the team level, who are already proficient in the practices and principles, and are looking for extended learning and support to be better Coaches and Facilitators. This is a support network for people who self-identify as 'Agile Coaches' (even if that's nothing like your job title) looking for a group of peers to do things such as: - share coaching/facilitation experiences - dissect and discuss successes and failures - run experiments and get feedback e.g. new ideas for games, retrospectives, information radiators - run dress rehearsals for feedback e.g. conference papers, training sessions - discuss books and workshops attended - whatever else emerges... We don't have a set format in mind. Depending on community interest a meetup might run as a workshop, lean coffee, open space, book club - all depending on what the circle would like to share.

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