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:
- Clarifying the purpose of the meeting. Creating a safe environment.
- Ensuring people understand the process.
- Ensuring people participate.
- Ensuring participants work on their issues and their concerns.
- Evening power relations i.e. democratic. processes.
- Staying on track.
- Staying on time.
- 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
- Keeping the group working on real issues
- 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.