-A Storyteller's Approach to Debriefing-
During the past two weeks we have been training this season's staff of facilitators for the challenge course. Part of this training includes open space sessions, which are open forums where facilitators share their concerns about potential struggles they may face with a group on the course. We then address these struggles with on-the-spot training so the facilitators will be well-prepared for the course. One of the concerns mentioned was how to get the most out of debriefing. One facilitator said, "Well, I ask all of the right questions, but all I get is the silent treatment."
Debriefing can be hard at times. We can deliver information that is right in line with the group's goals and make connections between challenges and how this applies to everyday life, yet it often seems like we get no feedback from our groups.