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The need for facilitation

Excerpt from the ‘Social Dimension’ of Gaia Education’s online course in ‘Design for Sustainability

“Groups do not have to function in ways that lead to ineffective performance, make it difficult for members to work together, and frustrate members. Groups can improve how they work.”

— Roger Schwarz, 2002

Different aspects of group facilitation (Source)

The Art of Facilitation

“Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all the members of the group, who is substantively neutral, and who has no substantive decision-making authority, diagnoses and intervenes to help a group improve how it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions, to increase the group’s effectiveness.”

— Roger Schwarz, 2002

A Simple Model of Diagnosis and Intervention (Source)
Here is a short video (4min) about What do Facilitators Do by the Instituto Internacional de Facilitación y Cambio.



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Daniel Christian Wahl

Catalysing transformative innovation, cultural co-creation, whole systems design, and bioregional regeneration. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures