Connecting local responses around the world
Ø Do it outside the office environment to help people relax.
Ø Use a little ice breaker + do introduction first, hope & concern then dream building.
Ø Tell the objective, explain why self assessment.
Ø Explain the 10 practices briefly (before doing each one) & try to link them with what the organization do.
Ø Doing build the dream first may help out people at ease & help then open up
Ø More time for stimulation & discussion.
Ø Facilitation team should meet first to discuss & plan what to do/who & how to do it, in sufficient details.
Ø Have some information on context & the communities/participants beforehand so that we can do good planning.
Ø Use probing questions & ask for examples/evidences.
Ø Show appreciation to participants from the beginning.
Ø Don’t get stuck on HIV, make the link to other issues that are the community/organization concerns.
Ø Remember it’s not what you want but the organization/community wants that really is important.
Ø It’s important to wrap up; do action planning after the SA participants/people know they can move forward after knowing where they are.
Ø Explain the levels clearly so that everyone understand & ensure participants understand they can be at higher levels only after reaching lower levels.
Ø Can use either the full SA framework or the blank sheet, but consider who the participants are & plan accordingly how best to facilitate.
Ø Don’t rush the process; let it show; allow time
Ø Learn from the experiences; do AAR.
Ø Facilitation team needs to learn to work together.
Ø More practice.
Ø Keep looking for strengths! Do the best in the circumstances.
Ø Include in the planning for the facilitating team.
§ Materials & supplies needed & prepare them beforehand.
§ What questions to use.
§ Make sure team members know their roles/responsibilities who will lead each activity & how team members can support when necessary.
§ Make sure facilitating team members understand the practices & can look at them in different ways.
§ Plan B.
§ Identify each team member’s strength & divide roles based on strengths.