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ASTD Hand Book for Workplace Learning Professionals by Elaine Biech

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aChapter 18 Instructional Facilitation
Sivasailam “Thiagi” Thiagarajan

In This Chapter

  • Learn the difference between training and instructional facilitation
  • Learn the functions of an instructional facilitator
  • Understand the importance of flexibility in presentations

The dictionary defines facilitation as "the act of making easier." More specifically, Roger Schwarz (2007) in his book The Skilled Facilitator, provides this definition:

Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group, who is substantively neutral, and who has no substantive decision-making authority diagnoses and intervenes ...

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