What is Facilitation?

Facilitation is about a process of enabling groups or individuals to work cooperatively and effectively. It assists with their interactions and discussion and empowers people to determine and/or achieve a particular task.

What is a Facilitator?

A facilitator is a person who supports and assists groups and individuals through a series of experiences which combine to create a desired effect. That is, to work together to achieve a common goal. A facilitator does not solve problems but allows participants – at their own pace – to achieve their particular goal.They assist participants to better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and are there to assist if there is a difficult situation.They have a unique opportunity to make a positive contribution to individuals, organisations, issues and society.

Role of a Facilitator

The role of the facilitator is to help a group of people understand their common objectives and to assist the group to plan and to achieve these goals without taking a particular side. The facilitator works with the group or individual to design the most appropriate process to allow for the participants desired outcome. They design and manage the process and allow the participants to provide the content. The facilitator believes in the inherent value of the individual and the collective wisdom of the group, whilst striving to help the group make the best use of the contributions of each of its members.

Why would you use a Facilitator

A facilitator is an impartial person who provides subtle boosts to help participants through a series of experiences that combine to create a desired effect. In other words they assist groups/individuals become more effective with their interactions and discussions. A facilitator can be beneficial in circumstances where people are of diverse backgrounds, interests and capabilities and this impartial role it is very important in helping groups become more effective.

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