Getting to Better

Welcome to Getting to Better, our blog for stories, insights, and industry trends surrounding social innovation, capacity building, design thinking, and human-centred design.

Announcing our 2019 course calendar

Posted by Overlap on February 01, 2019

With a new year comes a new set of course offerings from Overlap Associates! Whether you have some budget left to spend on professional development or you're really interested in learning more about human-centred design and facilitation, we have a great catalogue of courses to choose from. 

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Tags: Design, Human-centred Design, Facilitation, Ideation, Design Thinking, Collaboration

A Facilitator's Mindset

Posted by Rachel Hofstetter on November 08, 2016

“I discovered asking questions could be more empowering than answering them.”

Over my career I have spent literally thousands of hours delivering training.  I have taught groups of managers and employees, new hires and sales people.   Being very comfortable at the front of the room, I enjoyed helping people learn new things that would enable them to advance their careers or help them be more effective in their work. I’ve worked in environments that believed that if people are experiencing problems at work… “we can fix it with good training.”

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Tags: Facilitation

How to Facilitate Inclusive Ideation

Posted by Evaleen Hellinga on August 17, 2016

Generally, the reason we bring a group together is to accomplish things we can’t accomplish on our own. Leveraging the inherent diversity of expertise, of experience, and of perspectives in the group will get you to your most innovative ideas in an ideation session.

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Tags: Innovation, Facilitation, Ideation, Diversity, Engagement