By: Hannah Feldberg-Dubin Facilitating is no easy task, you’re not only responsible for securing productive participation from all the individuals in the room, but also for guiding those individuals with different personalities and work styles to a common outcome. That’s giving me sweaty palms just thinking about

For many of us, music is an integral part of our daily lives. Would you hop on the subway or go to the gym without your headphones? Of course, music is far more than a way to pass the time on our commute. It’s a

When it comes to facilitation, it’s not enough to simply have a meeting agenda. Leading a successful discussion often comes down to managing different types of people—and the more difficult the personalities in the room, the harder it is. Successful facilitators adapt their style to

The Three Thinking Modes In many tomes about creativity, you'll hear talk about divergent and convergent thinking. Divergent just means lots of ideas and convergent just means choosing one or a few of many. At The Design Gym, we call those modes open and close. You

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To get truly exciting ideas, you need out-of-the-box ways to come up with them. Here are 5 games for your next brainstorm to help get the creativity going.

We recently put together a very quick, but deep, set of pointers for a team of Volunteer Facilitators helping us make the #GEveryone an amazing experience. And it seemed to us that this would be a great resource for the entire community! If you ever run groups at work or for events,

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