Posts tagged: facilitation

When a team gets it done: facilitation training for advancing your agenda

“It is easy to know that your meetings aren’t being productive, but knowing why is much harder. Learning what an effective meeting looks like, and how to run such a meeting, is such a valuable skill that I didn’t even know I needed.” — facilitation workshop participant

Moving a glacier in sixteen parts: lessons from GreenerU’s own strategic plan process (Part II of II)

Strategic plans do a great job of helping organizations gain alignment and focus on common outcomes. But one of the trickiest parts about developing a plan is actually implementing it. Here at GreenerU, we put ourselves to the test. This is Part II of a two-part article.

They’re not unicorns! Five tips for productive meetings

Whether you have skin in the game or able to play a neutral role, as facilitator, you are there to help guide the room from Point A to Points B, C, and D. You are in charge of keeping the momentum going, ensuring you have created an inclusive agenda, and helping your group meet their goals. So, what do you, as facilitator, do to ensure your meetings are productive?

Wiping out institutional zombies: how ECU is implementing its sustainability plan with soul

Many campus sustainability offices are challenged with the urgency of climate change against the pace of academia. So why are so many sustainability efforts still trapped in meetings that resemble the undead?

The limitations of privilege: how diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to solving the challenges of climate change

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) doesn’t just happen. It has to be intentional. It has to be embedded. It has to be given space to thrive. But without actively embedding it in our day-to-day interactions, we won’t be able to solve the sustainability challenges we face.

Process over product? Why success depends on gaining consensus—a process-driven exercise

Great ideas fail because they lack the strong foundation of diverse perspectives, troubleshooting, and idea testing that only conflict can unearth.

Top four signs you know it’s time to hire a facilitator

You’ve got all kinds of ideas about making change at your institution. Maybe you’ve had some preliminary planning sessions with key stakeholders in a room and talk about how to move forward together. Maybe you see the big picture, but no one else is there with you. Or frankly, you just have limited bandwidth.

Teleconferencing for the planet: wiping out Scope 3 emissions through remote meeting best practices

This article focuses on just one aspect of curbing Scope 3 emissions: business travel. Based on our experience at GreenerU, teleconferencing or remote meetings, when done well, can supplant a great many greenhouse emissions from road or air travel—and save you time and money in the process.

Solving for sustainability: how a leadership exercise became Crowdcoaching

Anyone can initiate, facilitate, and/or participate in Crowdcoaching. The goal is to bring different perspectives to the table—because whether you’re a professor or pupil, expert or layman, your point of view can be the turning point for someone who’s genuinely stuck.

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