Impatience by participants

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Identification
Level of process: 
Intervention
Intent or purpose: 
To deal with impatience by some members of the group or the group as a whole
Used as component of: 
When a group seems impatient
Types of Participants: 
any
Recommended size of group: 
26-50
Optimal amount of time needed: 
5 - 3 min.
Howto
Level of participation: 
low to high`
Potential Pitfalls: 
Grou does not want to deal with the material
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
any
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Facilitator Personality Fit: 
This needs a light touch
Setting and Materials: 
none
Resources Needed: 
none
Pre-Work Required: 
none
Procedures: 

<p>1. Some participants have more patience than others when it comes to listening to a boring or poorly prepared session. <br>
2. If people are tuning out in the sessions, be honest enough to ask whether we have done a good enough job of designing the workshop so that it is interesting, fun and appeals to all participation styles.<br>
3. Modify your facilitation style.<br>
4. Check with the group.
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How flexible is the process?: 
very
Follow-Up Required: 
None
Background
Developer: 
Jon Jenkins
Derived from: 
An email on disruptive students at the university level or participants in training sessions. Developed by Debra Bannister, MBA, PMP, Cert. Ad. Ed., Principal, Meta Team Solutions
History of Development: 

unknown

References: 
Found on the Training Ideas Listserve. See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Training-Ideas/
License Model: 
Free (or unattributable)
Suppliers
Creators: 
Trainers: 
Namesort ascending City Country
Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
Consultants: 
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Imaginal Training Groningen Netherlands
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