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Theory of Change Exercise

While there are many things that create tension and lead to lack of trust in coalition work, I think that differing Theories of Change are at the root of a lot of the bumps in the road I’ve come across. That is to say, what do you think is the most strategic path to victory? … Continue reading

Facilitating Yourself

Today I had a hard time concentrating, for a variety of typical reasons. If I was facilitating a meeting and everyone was as restless and distracted as I was today, I would have called for a break and recommended a walk around the building, perhaps guided some basic stretches or a facilitated game where folks … Continue reading

Holding a Space for Grief

Many recent tragic events made me polish up these thoughts and press the publish button. There is a lovely and timely piece on grief here that you may find interesting. There are many grief counselors and facilitators with more skills and expertise than me to discuss how groups can hold and deal with the trauma … Continue reading

Sticky Mapping Our Work

The goal of this exercise is to quickly create a visual overview of the work your group is doing. This can be a great way to facilitate networking at the beginning of a coalition event, or it can be a nice way to get caught up on the work your organization is doing. By creating … Continue reading