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Four meetings have been the cornerstones of our project, during which experienced Facilitation trainers and the members of the partner organizations learned about Facilitation and created a Facilitation handbook together, by applicating the concept and tools of Facilitation.     NICO-F Kick-off Meeting: January 13 – 14, 2009 in Izmir The first meeting of the Network of Intercultural Communication Organisations on ...

Stories

Our personal stories - such as impressions, jokes, feelings, observations - might explain best what NICO_F and Facilitation meant for us, what it did to us and why we consider it to be important..   What does NICO-F mean for me? In December 2008, my boss told me that in January I will travel to Turkey. I was quite surprised, why  there, so he described me with a few words the project, NICO-F. I did not know ...

Applications

As well as facilitation is better to be explained by actions than by words, it can be learned only by doing it yourself, not through listening to receipts and descriptions..   Our project dealed with facilitation by using the concept and its tools during the whole process. Thus, we had the chance to try out facilitation ourselves in a twofolded way: 1. Application of facilitation within NICO_F meetings, see our ...

Slovakia

NICO_F Practical training and using the specific facilitation method “Open space”. Event: NICO_F/Workshop “Open Space” 2010 Date: 23.-25.6.2010 Place: European House-Spišská Kapitula Facilitator: Members of FEMAN Association Participants: Students and teachers of the “Utility art school in Košice”     The program step by step: First day:  Wednesday, 23 rd of June Introduction: This first day was the most ...

About Facilitation?

  FACILITATION…    Definiton of Facilitation  The word facilitator comes from the Latin “facilitas” meaning “easiness”, and the verb “to facilitate” has the dictionary definition “to make easy, promote, help forward (an action or result)[1]  .   Facilitation starts from the premise that every person has an equal right to speak and participate in dialogue and decision making.[2]          Facilitation is about ...

Learning and skills

As we explored in our last NICO_F evaluation meeting, these are our...   Learnings Working with facilitation methods the strength of facilitation that proved itself in NICO_F project use of colours that facilitation is a process that control is usal (is what we are used to), but trust is better to give time to explore thar faciliation can be time wasting - the importance of planning that people CAN have good ...

Tool box

Various tools have been tried out by us first during the NICO_F meetings and then during the location applications. Here we list the tools in the order of project steps for which we used them. Further descriptions can be found in our colourful and detailed meeting reports.     KICK OFF MEETING Presentation of organisations based on aspects the participants want to learn about from the others' organisations ...

Germany

Needs Analysis from Berlin   Sabrina, Matthias, and Alex sat down that day to identify the situations we believe could benefit from facilitation in our daily work. We considered our main project, Germany Meets Turkey, which is a network of young professionals from Germany and Turkey interested in improving the German-Turkish relationship. We organize several events each year, including weeklong ...

Turkey

Need Analysis From İzmir   Internal situations/Daily Work Followings are the routine activities of the Izmir Governorship: (a) Regular monitoring and publishing of the funds of different granting institutions: İzmir Governorship EU and Foreign Relations Center regularly monitor different fund-grating bodies’ web sites and publish them on its web site. We also have a mailing group which we use it as a ...

Facilitation process in NICO

When managing our partnership project there have been two different processes that needed to be managed – the people process (HOW) and the project process (WHAT). The degree of learning and creativity that derives from the project is a direct result of how well these two processes are managed and supported to interact. Facilitation for supporting these two processes is especially important at the start up phase ...

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  • Network name

    NICO-F
    Network of Intercultural Communication Organizations on Facilitation

  • Your host is

    Matthias Bär

  • Created on

    16/12/2009

  • Members

    19

  • Language

    English