Written By
Sara McGuyer
March 03, 2016
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March 03, 2016

One of the most rewarding parts of our three days with Cooper was watching the team flex their facilitation muscles. Part of their training included showing us how they run a brand experience workshop, then asking people from our team to take a turn leading the conversation. 

While some of us have led plenty of client sessions, for others, it's a newer skill. This format allowed people to practice in a low risk situation. There was no client expectation, no high-stakes project to mess up. 

Colin facilitating
Our developer, Colin, took a hand at leading a brand conversation.

I love that they included space for this kind of exploration and muscle-building. It was a great opportunity for people to step outside of their normal roles. As a developer, Colin spends most of his time with code and technology. Today, he got to wield the whiteboard marker and talk branding. 

This is exactly what Factory Week is all about – trying something new, getting outside of our norms and seeing what happens.