Top 10 Debriefing Tips for Team Building Facilitators
- Ask open-ended questions: What was your experience?, What did you learn?, How will you apply this new learning?
- Involve the whole group. That may mean taking the quiet ones aside for a special moment or two.
- Expect resistance. That’s where much of the learning takes place.
- Listen. Listen. Listen. Be invisible.
- Allow emotions to surface. That’s OK. Experts say that is where most behavioral change takes place.
- Follow the group’s lead, momentum, and topics — not yours.
- Lead by example: facilitate without judgment or finger-pointing.
- Say aloud participants’ names, validate their thoughts, and allow discovery to be theirs, not yours.
- Maintain an atmosphere of trust, safety, and confidentiality at all times.
- Always end with closure.
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