In martial arts, student learn practices sometimes before or in parallel with values and principles. For those just seeking a simple introduction (like simple self defense techniques), the learn only practices for common scenarios.
The question for this lunchtime discussion was this: Is there some basic practices that the “newbie facilitator” should be shown and then have values and principles introduced in parallel or later?
This was a good primer discussion for Diana's session on Retrospective fluency
Notes from the discussion are below:
See Diana's session on Retrospective fluency for more information.
Mark asked me to write up some of the advice I give new facilitators. I did so here: http://www.estherderby.com/weblog/2009/05/tips-for-retrospective-facilitators.html
This (partial) list is based on the mistakes that seem typical of new facilitators.