The Accidental Facilitator

A 5 Point Plan for facilitating more effective groups

Frustrated by wasting your time in unproductive disorganised meetings? To be effective, groups need to be well facilitated.

The Accidental Facilitator is a 75-minute training film that steps you through a five-point plan to develop your skills for designing and facilitating more productive group sessions that will enable groups to have the conversations that matter and make better decisions.

Intro video

The Accidental Facilitator was developed by Matthew Ford, a Management Consultant based in Brisbane, Australia. Matthew has extensive experience designing processes and working with groups to exchange ideas, develop understanding and uncover solutions, across a range of organisational development activities including strategy development, program management, evaluation and training.

His approach emphasises and encourages stakeholder engagement. Matthew draws on a breadth of experience across the community, government and private sectors.

Previous roles include managerial positions in the human services sector, leading government teams to develop quality systems and lecturing in management and planning. This diverse background enables him to bring a range of responses to client’s particular circumstances and needs.

Matthew has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Queensland; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment – TAA40104; Certified Administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; a Member of the Australasian Evaluation Society.