Each facilitator has his/her own methods when facilitating a workshop. We are presenting you with a selection of methods to engage the participants and make your workshop more dynamic. It is important to master each of these methods and recognize when to implement each one of them. Don’t worry, this will come with practice.
Giving information, in several ways, such as giving a presentation using PowerPoint and other visual means, distributing notes, using music, paintings, acting, lecturing…
Gathering information and redistributing them. Asking questions and getting the answers, orally or in writing, and re-arranging and re-presenting them.
Stimulating, running, and leading a discussion, in which everyone is a giver and a receiver.
Using exercises, which deliver the message and stimulate further thoughts, while giving the participants a firsthand experience on the subject.
Conducting teamwork, with all that it includes, such as preparing sessions, organizing or requesting a play, giving the task of painting something together, discussing a certain issue in groups.
Distributing and requesting different individual duties and requirements that stimulate certain thinking or help people attain certain knowledge.
Giving people the chance of having firsthand experience in practicing facilitation that is subjected to serious and fair evaluation.
Facing people with new, and possibly shocking, experiences or ideas in order to stimulate further thinking and interaction.