Team Facilitation Tools

I’ve already discussed in Chapter 4 the importance of the facilitator role and the value of having a strong and experienced facilitator who can effectively guide the group through the planning process. Skilled facilitators are excellent communicators and interact with others effectively—but they interact with purpose. There are a variety of tools that facilitators use to help a group through the work of planning. Let’s take a look at these tools, their purpose, and when and how they can most effectively be used.


Brainstorming is probably one of the most common team facilitation tools, and most people have been involved in a brainstorming session. It is a technique that has been used since the 1950s to ...

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