I am pleased to share the second of our new video series showcasing thought Leaders in facilitation, business analysis, project management, and other areas where “Facilitation” makes an impact. We will continue adding videos over the coming months – stay tuned.
“The Facilitation Masters Conversation Series™” Produced by: Millie Rush, MGRconsulting
Ingrid Bens, IAF CPF Gary Rush, IAF CPF Michael Wilkinson, IAF CPF
Music – Chopin Etude Op 10 – performed by: Sean Rush, Pianist
“What are the 3 changes you have seen in facilitation since you began?”
This is the second of 6 conversations around Group Facilitation with Ingrid Bens, CPF, Gary Rush, CPF, and Michael Wilkinson, CPF. The 6 conversations are:
- “Why is facilitation important and for whom? Why do Leaders need it most of all?” – previously posted
- “What are the 3 changes you have seen in facilitation since you began?”
- “What separates great Facilitators from good ones?” coming soon
- “What do you see for the future of Facilitators? Of facilitation?” coming soon
- “What advice would you give someone who is interested in becoming a Facilitator?” coming soon
- “How has being a Facilitator affected your life?” coming soon
What is the goal of this video?
We want to get people to understand what “Group Facilitators” do and why it is a special skill that you learn through proper training. Like any job skill, Facilitation skills can be taught and learned. A Group Facilitator is far more than “one who makes easier.”
“What is Group Facilitation and why is it important?”
We believe that facilitation is a critical skill for the 21st Century. Group Facilitators should be in high demand – effectively facilitated workshops and meetings save organizations time, money, increases quality, and enhances communication creating a collaborative culture. Therefore we believe that every job should include a requirement for facilitation skills.
What we’d like you to take-away from this video is an understanding that facilitation skills is the one skill-set that cannot be outsourced and that effective Facilitators are highly effective Leaders who understand “how to” delegate, develop effective processes, bring people together as a team, and “how to” guide by letting go of their ego. We also want you to understand that Facilitator training needs to be taken seriously – it cannot be, “I learned on the job.”
We welcome your feedback and please share these with everyone in your network.