Friday, 17 June 2011

What is Facilitation?

Despite having been one for many years, I still occasionally struggle to give a succinct explanation of what a facilitator does.  I was very pleased (relieved?) to see an article by Gordon Wylie this week on the subject of facilitation.  Before introducing an approach to group facilitation, Gordon begins by giving an excellent summary of the role of the facilitator:

"The purpose of a facilitator is to make an activity much more productive and easier to perform. It's about helping groups, or individuals to identify and agree an outcome. The group or individual come up with their own ideas/answers, not the facilitator."

Gordon goes on to explain how a facilitator should and shouldn't lead, before giving an excellent example of how this is put into practice. 

The presentation is supported by examples from Gordon's work using MindGenius.

Read the article in full here.

If you would like to know more about facilitation why not visit the web site of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

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Thank you MindGenius... and thank you Gordon.

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