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The Key Ingredients of Successful Facilitation: Principles, Purpose, and People

How do skilled facilitators prepare for a workshop? And what are the characteristics of a “great” workshop?

In this webinar, pro facilitator Associate Creative Director Marvin Gaviola shared how to add value to your meetings and workshops using the key ingredients of effective facilitation: Principles, People, and Purpose. 

He dipped into agenda design and reviewed XPLANE’s ‘secret sauce’—visual thinking, co-creation, and people-centered design—elements that’ll help you achieve meeting objectives, create engaging session experiences for participants, and lead an impactful team.

During this webinar, attendees learned:

  • How to get better outcomes from your meetings and workshops
  • Tips to bolster engagement and get the best from your team 
  • Three guiding principles for designing a next-level workshop experience: Visual Thinking, Co-Creation, and People-Centered Design


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Marvin Gaviola, Associate Creative Director, XPLANE

Marvin is a world-class visual thinker with over 20+ years of experience honing his facilitation, design, and system thinking chops as part of TiER1 Performance’s XPLANE Studio.  

As a facilitator, Marvin is eager to share his wisdom and expertise. He is well-known and loved for his sense of humor and his keen attention to detail, often seeing connections others overlook. If he had to distill his skills to one superpower, it would his curiosity; he dives deep to find the best solutions.