It was finally our turn to do the facilitation class after weeks of ups and down and practising. We arrived early to go through our work and the class room set up was done the night before to keep up with the time.
We had the usual facilitators and the new lady who would take over the second last weekends of facilitation.
Our topic was about Learning from life.
However we chose a topic that we know everyone has experienced in some time of their life, which was pain. We chose pain because we believe that pain is a gain of you do it the right way, meaning more stronger , more experienced and more knowledge about life.
We did our facilitation however due to time limit we were unable to finish off the facilation which too left a member outcastes into not putting her work into practice. With that it caused drama and in which the team members where blamed and everything that was said was a shocked because we thought the lady was going to ask why the group was cut off but pointing fingers at the group. For me personally I was angry because I thought we were a team and we had been meeting up and discussing our topic. However nothing was brought to our attention that all things are not rosey and here we were thought that all is well we were ready to go (facilitate) because everyone was ready. But I realized there’s nothing to be angry about because the team knows the truth and everything was on the WhatsApp group. It was just unfortunate we couldn’t share with Ros and the class . Though it is well with my heart that the truth is recorded on WhatsApp.
However just sitting and thinking maybe we could of done the check in method and maybe that could of helped with the drama not to take place. But it goes back to our topic from life it was a learning curve about working in groups.
We then discussed about operating in groups in which I wish we could of discussed this prior to our facilitation turn. The type of person I am in a group I’d say I am a compromiser and a participatory.
We then spoke about the negatives which being people checking out the group.
Positives, would be listening to each other, staying open minded , compromising , dedication, communication and collaboration.
In a group clear goals are to be set, such as rules of engagement.
We then also played a game that required us to sit on the floor which was cool for me. However the purpose of that was to depend on each other in the group, communicate with one another with respect, knowing our roles in the group that inter link and to also have fun.
In the end Ros asked what could she do better?