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Published on January 31, 2014

Author: zaingoplani


Roles of an Effective Facilitator ZAIN GOPLANI

Behaviour of a Facilitator

“NOT To Do” List for Facilitators  Down play participants’ ideas.  Push personal agendas and opinions as the right         answer Dominate the Group Say umm, aahh repeatedly Tell inappropriate or offensive stories Make up an answer (LIE) Allow people to bully others in the group Talk a stance with one section of the group Tell too much about your personal experience and life. Assume the demographics of your group

“To Do” List for Facilitators  Exude confidence- Be clear, enthusiastic, breathe  Use humor, stories, and examples that directly relate to their work  Observe individual participation and involvement during exercises  Be aware of individuals that may be experiencing discomfort or who are not participating  Follow up the exercise with Discussion  Be available to talk/debrief with participants during break times and before/after the training  Evaluate the needs of the group

Responsibilities of the Facilitator  Facilitators are the standard-setters for the discussion  Facilitators make the workshop environment a priority  Facilitators are mindful of timing issues  Facilitators are responsible  Facilitators are responsible for paying attention to group behaviours  Facilitators should be relaxed and have a sense of humour that makes sure discussions are

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