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Role of Facilitator in the Analysis of Data

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Role of Facilitator

A good facilitator could mean the difference between a successful group session and a failed one. For this reason, it is vital for any person who holds the responsibility of facilitating a group of people to learn and acquire facilitato1 skills. There are several characteristics that makeup facilitator skills and these include: communication, self-confidence, questioning techniques, conflict management, rapport building, active listening, and data management. But aside from these, there me other things that a person must know about in cider to become an effective facilitator.

The Role of the facilitator includes:

  1. Clarifying the purpose of the meeting. Creating a safe environment.
  2. Ensuring people understand the process.
  3. Ensuring people participate.
  4. Ensuring participants work on their issues and their concerns.
  5. Evening power relations i.e. democratic. processes.
  6. Staying on track.
  7. Staying on time.
  8. Re-conceptualizing so it is possible to feed back to the feedback has been said in a way that make sense of all the emerging pieces
  9. Keeping the group working on real issues
  10. Ensuring commitment t9 action (when appropriate)

A facilitator receives all comments and makes them available to all group members. The facilitator should feedback any specific issues to the wider group.

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