One of the things people ask me most when they come to me for support on facilitation and curriculum techniques is “How can I create more effective transformational exercises?”
I love teaching about this because knowing how to masterfully craft exercises that move your participants is KEY to co-creating results and deep learning.
Yet, too often teachers and facilitators don’t quite get it right.
And when you don’t get it right, your exercises come off as trite, too surface oriented, misplaced or just plain weird.
There are a lot of components that are necessary for an exercise to work REALLY well, and this includes a very important piece about how you set up your curriculum throughout your workshop, class or retreat.
We’ll get to Curriculum Development soon, but for now, I wanted to share a few tips on what you can do within the exercises themselves to make them more powerful, more effective, and more moving.