On August 1st 2014 Sam and I shared a post about the series of articles we were calling the All Star Facilitator Series and Sam kicked off that post with this quote,
Meg and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you the announcement that our All-Star Facilitator Series is officially open to the public. Couldn’t. Be. More. Thrilled.
Well. Turns out 1.5 years later we could in fact be more thrilled. Little did we know that those 11 things we believe to be integral to all-star facilitation would over the next 17 months morph their way into a book.
Enter: Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation: 11 Key Concepts You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know.
It even has stars on the cover and EVERYTHING.
Many of the All Star Facilitator posts translated directly into chapters in the book. Including:
- role modeling imperfection
- the difference between facilitation, teaching, and lecturing
- how to read a group
- how to navigate triggers
- the importance of the “yes, and…” rule
We believe this book is intregral to our work here on TheSafeZoneProject.com in sharing with you grab-and-go educational tools and activities. If you’ve ever had a subject you loved taught by someone who was not engaging, you, like us, agree that how we engage others in learning matters just as much as the content itself. Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation is all about ensuring that facilitators have the tools needed to create powerful learning opportunities for their participants, and that y’all using our curriculum to do important LGBTQ+ awareness work do, too!
You can read more about the book here, and there are a bunch of ways to get your hands, digitally or physically, on the book:
- Touchy-feely facilitators have Amazon.
- Back conscious bookworm facilitators can grab it on their Kindle.
- Techy-wechy facilitators can download the PDF! For free! Or a gift!
- And social facilitators can pay with a Tweet or Facebook Post!
If you loved the All-Star facilitation track… get ready to unlock some #facilitationmagic.
Meg & Sam