The Facilitator and Other Facilitative Roles

In this chapter, I begin by describing several facilitative roles—facilitator, facilitative consultant, facilitative coach, facilitative leader, and facilitative trainer—and explain how to choose an appropriate one. Then there is a description of the core values that guide these facilitative roles. For the rest of the chapter, I explain how to perform these roles in a way that is consistent with the core values.


Many of you reading this book need to use facilitative skills but are not (or at least sometimes are not) a substantively neutral third-party facilitator. ...

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