We provide professional facilitation services for meetings of
all kinds, large and small, cohesive groups or disparate, contentious
groups. The work of the facilitator is to help the group get
the work of the group done, despite any interpersonal issues
or group dysfunctions.
For us, facilitation is a set of skills,
essential skills, that are only successful if utilized within
the context of a broader understanding of group dynamics and
the ability to keep one’s
own agenda entirely separate from the group’s.
to stay neutral and to stay focused on the group dynamics rather
than the content being discussed are the two most essential abilities
of a professional facilitator.
The facilitator manages the interpersonal
and structural issues, making sure these are under control, so
the team can relax and utilize their logic and technical skills
to do the work they came together to accomplish.
from The Management Edge is a highly trained and experienced
professional whose work will accelerate the speed of a group’s
work, enhance its quality and decrease the tension they experience
in getting the work done.
Professional --- and effective --- facilitation
requires a multitude of skills including:
- Meeting management
- Create agreement on “Rules of Engagement” – Ground
- Group process / group dynamics
- Conflict management /
- Group problem solving
- Group decision making
- Discussion management
- Agenda building
- Knowledge of structured exercises & “ice
- Ability to keep discussions focused within
- Ensure recording of decisions, actions, and
responsibilities for action items