The facilitator's job is to support everyone to do their best thinking and practice, to do this, the facilitator encourages full participation, promotes mutual understanding and cultivates shared responsibility.
The skilled facilitator also brings a watchful awareness of the process,the many layers of reality in a human group
Why employ a trained facilitator? Because a trained facilitator will ~
Tailor a session to your specific needs
Encourage active listening and reflection
Have a range of tools and techniques to maximise your groups learning
Be the keeper of time
Design processes that stimulate the flow of ideas
And most importantly, a trained facilitator will ensure that as part
of the process particpants physically move around the room thus
generating both energy and engagement.
Facilitating change faster, simply by s l o w i n g d o w n . .
Hungry for greater understanding of how we are in groups, what dynamics can be at play, not just for ourselves, but also for the group at large, Rosalind studied a post graduate diploma in humanistic psychology (2006 to 2008) entitled 'Leadership, Facilitation and Coaching'.
This gave her the opportunity to dive deep; not only into theories and models, but into the felt senses,and the experiencial.
Now some years on Rosalind tries to bring all of herself to the roles of facilitator, coach and trainer, which as she phrases it "sometimes means the clunky bits too". Aiming to lead with authenticity and integrity, following what Mac Macartney from Embercombe calls, 'the twin trail of leadership ~ the inner path of self knowing and the outer path of action in the world'. Rosalind works with an embodied approach, weaving together the various strands of her experience that include her warmth, candour, courage to challenge, humour, and compassion. and it is these qualities that brings to all the groups she works with..... aiming to shine a light in the dark corners, in her words, "it is a work in progress . . "