Step 10

Evaluate the Facilitation Session

Overview

• Conduct a self-evaluation.

• Have the group critique itself.

• Have the group evaluate the facilitator.

• Have a trained observer conduct the evaluation.

The last step in the process of successful facilitation is to evaluate what worked and what did not. Given the amount of time that people spend in meetings, isn’t it surprising how seldom the effectiveness of a meeting is evaluated?

Keep in mind that the point of evaluating a facilitation session is to allow continuous improvement, both for the specific group of participants and the organization as a whole. Evaluations help measure how well the group met its objectives, how well the meeting processes worked, and how well the individual participants ...

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