The art of effectively guiding the process of group communication.
An expert facilitator simply weaves the various facets of the discussion together. This is done in order to help an often diverse group reach better understanding on what might be varied points of view.
Usually there is a predetermined outcome, although facilitation can also be about integrating a wide range of perspectives to arrive at a totally new conclusion. Facilitation has been described as a SERVICE to others.
- What is facilitation?
- Conducting meetings
- The Facilitation Context
- Planning, Preparing and conducting a session
- Facilitation tips
- What makes an Excellent Facilitator
Assist in the progress of, expedite, forward, further, help, make easy, promote, smooth the path of, speed up (Collins Dictionary)