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The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised by Michael Wilkinson

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CHAPTER ONE

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A FACILITATOR?

Questions Answered in This Chapter

What is the definition of a facilitated session?

Why must the participants “create, understand, and accept” the results?

What is the role of a facilitator?

What are the attitudes that make up the “soul” of a facilitator?

When is facilitation not appropriate?

What’s next for the field of facilitation?

CASE STUDY: The Facilitator’s Role in Civic Leadership Groups
In major cities throughout the United States, there are civic organizations, such as Leadership Atlanta and Leadership New York, that specialize in bringing together business, religious, community, and government leaders once a month in small groups to discuss key issues facing the urban area. These civic ...

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