We’ve all attended a workshop (or three) that went nowhere.
A day wasted. Nothing achieved. Weak objectives set (and quickly forgotten).
The first instinct for some facilitators who ran a less-than-successful workshop is to look at external factors.
“The mood in the room wasn’t there.”
“This time of year is too busy for this kind of work.”
“The participants were more focused on semantics than strategy.”
At the end of the day – the success or failure hinges on the facilitator.
We’ve noticed that workshops tend to fall flat when the facilitator stumbles into at least one of the 6 most common facilitation mistakes.
We put together this video to spell out what these mistakes are (and what to do to avoid them the next time your facilitating a workshop).