Master Facilitator Journal

Master Facilitator Journal | Issue #0462, October 12, 2010

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Dear Friends,





In my mind, one of the most powerful gifts a facilitator brings to a group is his/her willingness to be transparent about what they see and feel going on in their group. This, and a willingness to make mistakes with the good intention of helping everyone move forward together. In this spirit I offer you The Actors’ Vow, a short poem passed on to me by my friend and co-facilitator of the Facilitator's Studio, Rachael West. While this vow is meant for actors, it seems to me to be perfectly appropriate for facilitators, leaders, and well, just about anyone with the desire to live life to the fullest.

Collaborative Customer Survey. FacilitatorU.com has been operating for over 7 years now and I want to thank you for your generous support of our work. Over the years, my prime focus has been on product development, writing, and program creation. 

To continue to bring my community the best products and support, please join me at my new community group at facilitatoru.democrasoft.com to discuss what matters most to facilitators, and to check out a new collaboration tool that might support your own business efforts. This tool will not only allow us to capture market research but it will also allow you to view, discuss, and vote on others’ responses, and post your own questions!  So in a sense, this will be a collaborative survey.

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The Facilitator's Studio. I'm working with Barry and friends to deliver a dynamic new three-day facilitator certification workshop based on his new book. We're delivering our first run of this workshop near the end of this month in Denver, Colorado. Please visit Facilitatorsstudio.com for complete details. Consider attending and/or sharing this among your colleagues.

Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration (JOFC) Workshop. We're pleased to announce our
next Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration Workshop the week of January 10th in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out this opportunity to learn an Integrally Informed Approach to Facilitation and Leadership that will help you find and facilitate flow with your groups. Click here for details and registration!

Blessings,

Steve Davis

Founder, FacilitatorU.com



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The Point


The Actor's Vow

When nothing less than full expression will do.


Self-Facilitation Skill

In my mind, one of the most powerful gifts a facilitator brings to a group is his/her willingness to be transparent about what they see and feel going on in their group. This, and a willingness to make mistakes with the good intention of helping everyone move forward together.

In this spirit I offer you The Actors’ Vow, a short poem passed on to me by my friend and co-facilitator of the Facilitator's Studio, Rachael West. While this vow is meant for actors, it seems to me to be perfectly appropriate for facilitators, leaders, and well, just about anyone with the desire to live life to the fullest.


Application


The Actors’ Vow


I will take my rightful place on the stage
And I will be myself.

I am not a cosmic orphan
I have no reason to be timid.

I will respond as I feel; awkwardly, vulgarly,
But respond.

I will have my throat open.
I will have my heart open.
I will be vulnerable.

I may have anything or everything the world
Has to offer, but the thing
I need most, and want most, is to be myself.

I will admit rejection, admit pain, admit
Shame, admit outrage, admit anything and
Everything that happens to me.

The best and most human parts of me are
Those I have inhabited and hidden from
The world.

I will work on it.
I will raise my voice.
I will be heard.

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Action


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