Chapter Three

Facilitation Stages

One of the biggest mistakes a facilitator can make is to come to a meeting without assessing the needs of the group or preparing design notes for the session. Before facilitating any meeting, be aware of the specific stages involved to ensure proper planning and implementation.

While the following steps were originally designed to be followed by external facilitators, these steps are equally relevant for internal facilitators.

Stages in Conducting a Facilitation

  1. Assessment and Design
  2. Feedback and Refinement
  3. Final Preparation
  4. Starting a Facilitation
  5. During a Facilitation
  6. Ending a Facilitation
  7. Following Up on a Facilitation

Preparation is almost as important as the facilitation itself.

While thorough preparation ...

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