Using Functional Fluency for Reflective Practice as a Trainer/Facilitator

Using Functional Fluency for Reflective Practice as a Trainer/Facilitator

I use the Functional Fluency model in my own professional evaluation of my training sessions. The Modes provide a structure for purposeful reflection. This allows me to keep my training room fresh and relational. Especially when I am repeating the same training to different groups over a period of time, Functional Fluency allows me to identify very quickly when I am getting lazy, and when I am ‘on it’ so to speak.

 Here are the kind of questions I find helpful:Rona Rowe

  • What did I do which worked for this group and what didn’t work. How do I know?
  • Did I overuse some of the behaviours or the opposite.
  • Was there balance, was there flexibility?
  • What did I not account for?

 

And when I don’t know how the session has gone, the Accounting Mode is great for reducing my self-critical agitation and helping me think clearly again.

 Another thing I find Functional Fluency really useful for is when I’m trying to work out how and why I have got ‘hooked’ by a participant. The model allows me to analyse the transactions and stay in ‘compassionate control’ of my weaknesses. I can see the patterns when they emerge, and am better able to hold myself to the ‘Fab 5’ positive Modes in the moment, when that particular hook appears again!

 I think Functional Fluency is a kind and robust friend to independent practitioners who work alone, and still strive for professional excellence.

Get in touch to find out how you too can use Functional Fluency as part of your reflective practice - info@functionalfluency.com

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We use our blog to refect on how Functional Fluency and TIFF is being used, and how it can be developed further, across the broad spectrum of situations where building more effective relationships is valuable.

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