Meanwhile, another excellent KM4Dev conversation is raging, on the topic of defining ‘what a facilitator is‘.
“The real life and dark sides of a facilitator below. I’m sure there are a few people here who can add to this list. 😉
- called in after everything is really messed up (tip: build relationships before client lists)
- is not briefed on the deeper, real and often problematic issues (“Oh, this is a fantastic group.” Right! Tip: develop a good set of questions to help discern the issues)
- is asked to facilitate, but not included in design of a (really bad) agenda (tip: refuse to do this unless the designer was brilliant!)
- runs into very interesting gender issues that are…
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