Well, facilitating my first 3P (Innate Wellbeing) workshop was definitely a challenge... When I arrived at the homeless shelter, I was advised that the classroom was unfortunately not available, so they set me up in an open area where the acoustics
were really bad and where we were frequently interrupted by doors opening and closing, employees and clients talking on phones or passing through the area, and about 6 groups of young school kids being given a tour of the facility.
participants had some problems hearing me, and I had some problems hearing them, so there was a lot of pausing until the noises passed, along with the need to keep asking the participants to repeat what they were saying.
But, it wasn't
like I haven't been through similar situations when training before. One memory comes to mind of a training session at a hotel being unexpectedly renovated... managing the timing of my facilitating around the jack hammering outside, working along side the
drip drip drip of a ceiling leak, which if the noise wasn't enough, ended up adding a terribly musty smell to the room and a potential mutiny of the participants who were bothered by it. And then there was the need to continually navigate the sight lines to
some participants whose tables were partially hidden behind structural support poles. So, been there, done that. :)