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Small Group Facilitation: Improving Process and Performance in Groups and Teams by Judith A. Kolb

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Specific Concerns of Facilitators

My colleagues and I (Kolb, Jin, & Song, 2009) reported data from experienced facilitators pertaining to the ethical responsibilities of facilitators. This group was a subset (20) of the facilitators who participated in development of the model presented in Chapter 3. We analyzed responses and placed them into themes or content areas. The top six themes are reported in Exhibit 8-2 in declining order of importance according to percentage of facilitators mentioning each theme. Further research is needed to explore ethical issues in more detail, but this study gives us some idea of how facilitators view their ethical responsibilities.

Exhibit 8-2. Responsibilities of Facilitators

   Maintaining confidentiality

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