Group facilitation is aimed to enable groups and organizations to work more effectively; to collaborate and achieve synergy. The facilitator is a content neutral party who by not taking sides or expressing or advocating a point of view during the meeting, can advocate for fair, open, and inclusive procedures to accomplish the group’s goal.
Benefits of Facilitation:
There are a number of common benefits to facilitation in a group setting:
Members support the decision made because they are invested in the process.
Increased participation within the group increases productivity.
The efforts of groups usually produce better results than individual efforts.
People are encouraged to think and act for the overall benefit of the group.
Innovation and problem-solving skills are built.
"Coleen guided the Malibu Task Force through rough and uncharted waters and ended up with putting together a fair, comprehensive and professionally crafted proposed view restoration ordinance. What started as an impossible task became do-able, productive and even pleasant. "
Harold L. Greene, Vice-Chair View Protection Task Force