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Thanks for this!! Group psychotherapy in prison: Facilitating change inside the walls. You’re welcome, Franklin! Knowledge, background, & training of facilitators. Therapeutic Factors and the Primacy of Group Cohesion Using Group Structure to Promote Cohesion Using Group-Centered Skills. A selection process involving the whole group then picks the best ideas, to save time. I’ve watched way to many City planning processes go nowhere (or blow up) because a) the City staff hired a “neutral facilitator” who wasn’t neutral to begin with and whose professional obligation is to the City Planning Director; and b) the facilitator couldn’t provide productive meeting processes because she had no clue how comments were related, relevant or within reasonable sideboards. As a competent facilitator, you should make sure to capture and highlight the key messages – whether that is via visual recording (i.e. In many ways, the best facilitation training is being on the job as a facilitator. The concept of facilitation Facilitation is about leading meetings, workshops, seminars and other processes where a group of people is aiming to reach a shared objective. Remember, the group has a goal, and individual differences will need to be handled to achieve that. They are a form of group therapy that is available free of charge all over the world, with no membership requirements other than the desire to lead a life free of substance abuse. This includes taking appropriate action in response to the status of the group and its members. Ask questions to understand the underlying motivation behind a meeting, and develop a consensus with the client about their goals. This can be where your group facilitation skills can be tested if you haven’t carefully constructed a process for your workshop or meeting. Tallinn, Estonia Studies show that remote workers are happier and more productive than their office working counterparts and the benefits for companies moving to distributed workforces are great too! (An efficient training program should actually be designed to have a balanced interaction). These definitions bring us closer to understanding what a facilitator does and what facilitation is, but let’s dig in more into what the actual role of a facilitator is and how group facilitation skills can help teams be more productive.