Pinpoint Facilitation

Do you feel like you should get more out of meetings?

What is the purpose of pinpoint facilitation?

Our Pinpoint facilitation re-energises your meetings to empower the group and maximise outcomes.

Stimulating, creative and highly participative, everyone feels inspired to make positive organisational change.

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How does it work?

Some people are naturally verbose whilst some people are naturally reflective; we all have a different style of working.

However, traditional presenter-led meetings don’t cater to this and everyone must behave the same as energy is directed one way towards the leader, who has the responsibility for energising the group.

Pinpoint facilitation is a facilitation medium which reverses the direction of energy from traditional meetings. The facilitator hands ownership of the session to the group, who drive the meeting.

Through a range of verbal, visual and kinaesthetic processes tailored to the group’s preferred working styles, the ideas, dialogue and conclusions belong to the participants. Their discussion is managed by a facilitator, who records the group’s final decisions without contributing their own recommendation until the end.

Created by Keith Warren-Price in 1989 at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Pinpoint Facilitation is based on Moderation Technik, a long-established facilitation process originating in Neuland, Germany. It has since been used by top companies, government departments and NGOs across the world.

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The result?

  • Ownership of change means all participants leave the meeting feeling stimulated, motivated and committed to the outcomes they chose
  • Participants Save up to 50% of normal meeting time as the momentum and process reduce irrelevant discussions
  • Inclusivity of learning styles allows the freedom for participants to work together but in their own way at their own pace.
  • Visual memory triggers ensure that information shared is impactful and long lasting.
  • Output is easily recorded and immediately accessible.

The process

The Pinpoint facilitation process is interactive, colourful, and memorable. Most of the activities are card-based, so that everyone has an opportunity to share their opinion without having to make themselves heard or repeat themselves. Using a variety of shapes and colours in the activities allows attendees to engage with both sides of the brain (analytical and creative).

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