The Facilitators task

The most important task of a professional facilitator is to assist clients to achieve better performance to come to solutions and results.

Simply said, facilitating is to make an action or process easier or easy which doesn’t mean that facilitation is simple.

A professional international facilitator needs to master many skills to respond to the diverse needs of clients, groups and organisations worldwide.

A facilitator can also execute different roles. We deliver many services to facilitate your focus on reaching your goals.

Professional facilitators follow processes and respect the core values of facilitation.

The Facilitator’s Skills

Most of the time you will read about the skills of the facilitator. We also will pay attention to the skills of the facilitator. A facilitator is multi-skilled.

  • Effective communication skills. Good listener
  • People skills. Open mind and heart.
  • Positive and constructive attitude and feedback.
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Observation skills
  • Authentic and genuine
  • Energetic
  • Patient
  • Respects the individuality of all group members
  • Presentation skills
  • Training skills
  • Project management

The Facilitator’s Position

But without respect for the facilitators po​sition you can not get to results even
with all the skills you possess.A facilitator has to be:

  • Neutral,
  • Indépendant,
  • Impartial.

The Facilitation Process

The difference between amateurs and professionals is the process they master and apply.

A facilitator manages the process, not the content! 

When a facilitator doesn’t manage the process he will lose credibility.

Professional facilitation is a process by which a neutral, independent, impartial facilitator, conducts a structured and effective meeting that improves performance, better team relationships and greater individual well-being.

Preparation of the facilitation

Agenda and ground rules.
Role of the facilitator.
Goal setting.
For what needs we need a solution?
Staying views, asking questions, sharing all relevant information.Understanding positions and interests.Elaborate possible decision taking or solutions to a problem.
Do a reality testPrioritizing and commonizing.
Group decision or solution.

The Facilitator’s Roles

  • The group facilitator
  • The consultant facilitator
  • The coach facilitator
  • The trainer facilitator
  • The mediator facilitator
  • The negotiation facilitator
  • The legal facilitator
  • The Core Values of facilitation

Core values of the facilitation process

  • Transparency
  • Curiosity
  • Informed choice means making decisions and maximizing others’ abilities to make decisions based on relevant information in a way that builds commitment..
  • Accountability. It’s necessary to explain what led you to say what you said, do what you did, or decide what you decided.
  • Compassion. Compassion has three parts. When you operate from compassion:
    • You are aware of the suffering that people you work with face.
    • You internally connect to their suffering, cognitively and emotionally.
    • You respond to the suffering.

Source: Roger Schwarz. The skilled facilitator