Kitchen Table Conversation: Why is Self-Awareness Important for Facilitators?

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Self-awareness and the mindfulness that follows are key resources for successful facilitators. We need this clarity to shape the conversation, to contribute with impact and, at the same time, step back and watch so that we can see where the group wants or needs to go next.

Please join us for a Kitchen Table Conversation (KTC) where we’ll explore these challenges and the rewards of developing these skills. Among the themes we’ll consider these questions:

  • Why is it important to be both in the conversation and an observer?
  • What questions about ourselves most need to be explored to help us grow as facilitators?
  • What are the steps to building this awareness?


Who should attend: Kitchen Table Conversation Moderators, large and small group facilitators, other professionals who are interested in improving their facilitation and/or meeting management skills.

Date: July 21st, 2021

Time: 11:30 to 13:00 EST / 17:30 to 19:00 CET

You will receive zoom connection details once you have completed your registration.

Please sign in five minutes early.

Conversation Moderators: Rick Wolfe and Lisa Francis-Jennings

Rick Wolfe is recognized internationally for the animated conversations he produces using his unique approach. The new book, Innovation at the Kitchen Table, co-authored by Rick and Lisa Francis-Jennings, can be found at Amazon.

Lisa Francis-Jennings is an author and consultant with deep and broad knowledge of a variety of facilitation and moderation methodologies. She helps her clients discover elegant resolutions for vexing problems, and innovative solutions for critical requirements.

Kitchen Table Conversations create a comfortable and safe environment for communication and information sharing. They allow participants to reside in a state of heightened co-operation, generating new and innovative ways of looking at problems, and ensuring that examples live on in the minds of the participants.  This KTC is a component in their series that aims to investigate the essence of great moderator and facilitation. The output and/or references from this series may appear in publications about the Kitchen Table Conversation Moderation Methodology. By participating, you agree to appear in the recording of this session which may be posted on social media. The upside? If we use the output of these sessions as examples, etc. for our next book, you will (at the very least) be listed in the acknowledgements. Those participants attending more than one session and making a significant contribution, will be listed (at the very least) as contributors.

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