Groupwork Centre Blog articles categorised 'Working well with others'

The top five things that go wrong in meetings and how to fix them Copy

Meetings matter. It’s here we bring people together to make decisions, set directions and find out what’s going on. Alongside their role as an engine room that drives our organisation or team, meetings are also places where we establish and maintain the culture of the group. If that culture is troubled, inevitably tensions surface when […]

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Want a qual that’s good for you as well as your work?

Simple image of two hands cupped around a single upright buttercup flower

Like a lot of people who choose (or are forced!) to work with groups, Ash Alluri arrived at the need to work on a deeper level in collaboration. He wasn’t interested in anything piecemeal; he was hungry for something in-depth, so he could really immerse himself.  Before enrolling in our Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation, Ash had a […]

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Giving a hearable message after an ‘incident’

Do you ever reflect on the effectiveness of your communication? Looking back on what happened can help you with a way forward. We ask participants of our Advanced Diploma of Group Facilitation to log reflections on their facilitation and collaboration experiences. It’s a simple yet effective way to crystallise your learnings and gain a greater […]

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Group culture: The magic of facilitating group agreements

“How can we work well together?” Last year, we worked with a group of IT professionals who were blown away by our use of group agreements when working with a group for the first time. Many of them had specialist technical expertise, but didn’t have the skills to work well in their project groups. Their […]

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What do you say to them? Our top 5 tips to starting with a new group

You’ve been asked to facilitate a group. How do you make an engaging start? The way you begin can put people off participating before you have even got to your intro activity. You want people to be actively present, contribute with confidence and to listen to understand others in this group, but how? No pressure, […]

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