Who Can Facilitate
Once the need for facilitation has been identified, there’s often confusion about who should take on the role. Should it be an internal staff member, a paid outsider, or the leader of the group?
When to Use an Internal Facilitator
In many organizations, facilitators are considered such an important resource as to warrant the development of a full-time in-house cadre. These are paid organization development consultants who are available to help any team needing assistance.
Some organizations that are unable to maintain full-time facilitators maintain a group of part-time volunteer facilitators. These are employees who are interested in developing their group process expertise and who voluntarily take on facilitation ...