Video: Decision Making through Open, Narrow, Close
Facilitating Virtually: A series to learn best facilitation practices
Facilitation skills are key to increase participation and engagement in meetings, especially virtual meetings. We’ve shifted our in-person ‘Facilitating for More Voices’ workshops to an online series that offers tips and techniques for effective and fun virtual facilitation. Join us!
Facilitating Virtually #4 – Decision Making with Open, Narrow, Close
- Participants gain skills in leading groups through decision making, specifically using the technique Open Narrow Close.
- A review of shared leadership and techniques to avoid taking on all the meeting roles.
- Participants are engaged and learn tips for encouraging dialogue.
“Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Even when we don’t “win,” there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope. An optimist isn’t necessarily a blithe, slightly sappy whistler in the dark of our time. To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.”
– Howard Zinn, The Optimism of Uncertainty