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In many types of group situation, particularly those involving complex discussions or those where people have different views, interpretations and outlook, effective facilitation can be the difference between organisational achievement and failure.

Effective facilitation can be a challenging and demanding task. There is no single ‘right’ way to carry out the role. Many styles of facilitation can be effective. While an ‘expert's’ role is to offer guidance and their knowledge in relation to the content of a discussion, the facilitator's role is to facilitate discussion while seeking good participation and buy-in from all participants in order to ensure that the groups objectives are met effectively. The role is one of support and direction, rather than control.

Benefits of Facilitation

Facilitation when carried out well can include numerous benefits including:

  • Enabling participants to focus specifically on the purpose and process of the meeting in order to reach mutually agreed outcomes.