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Co-FacilitationAmungwa A. NcheHIV/AIDS Unit Retreat25 Feb-3 March 2013Entebbe5/15/2013 1AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Co-facilitation Introduced• Very important segment of effective communicationthat enables training/learning.• When mastere...
Learning ObjectivesBy the end of 40 minutes, retreat participantswill be able to:• Define co-facilitation, emphasizing its...
Session Plan• INTRODUCTION• DEFINITION OF CO-FACILITATION• FORMS OF CO-FACILITATION.• BENEFITS OF CO-FACILITATION• BENEIFT...
Question?What is co-facilitation?5/15/2013 5AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Co-facilitation definedMeeting or other group process by two or morepersons in a cooperative, collegial manner toachieve a...
QuestionCan you identify someforms of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 7AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Forms of co-facilitationTake turnsTwo or more facilitators take turns in the lead role(e.g., a typical UNMISS training wor...
QuestionCan you name somebenefits andinconveniences of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 9AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Benefits &InconveniencesBenefits Shared workloadJoint planning , M & E &feedback.Diversity of experiences/attributes.B...
QuestionWhat would you give assome tips of asuccessful facilitation?5/15/2013 11AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Tips for Successful Co-FacilitationOne Leader(Principal event person or trainer)To simplify communications, designate one ...
QuestionWhat are the dos anddonts of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 13AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Dos of Co-FacilitationDevelop own skillsGet support/supervision.Gather and create relevantresource materials.Cover top...
Don’ts of Co-facilitationOver-analyze.Monopolize.Consume too muchtime.Favor one group .Allow verbal or physicalviolen...
The Co-facilitation ProcedureChoose a good co-facilitator Plan together(roles andtasks).Decide communicationstrategies....
How would you communicate withyour co-facilitator in the roomduring a training activity?5/15/2013 17AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213...
Effective Co-facilitation CommunicationThe main co-facilitationcommunication strategy is face-to-face distant communicatio...
Effective Co-facilitation Communication Tips Point one eye with index finger to request the facilitator to watchyou. Poi...
Questions• What is co-facilitation?• Identify at least two forms of co-facilitation• Lit at least two forms of co-facilita...
Co-facilitation-RecapAbsolutely necessary for quality training.Facilitators to agree well in advance on theprinciples, met...
QuestionWhat co-facilitation would youlike to take home?5/15/2013 22AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
Co-facilitation-ConclusionVery good strategy to ensure that training goesWell. Relationship between co-facilitators to bep...
ReferencesAmungwa A. Nche(2004),Information, Education andcommunication for Behaviour Change in DevelopingCountries, Sigma...
5/15/2013 25Thanks So Much for Your ParticipationtAMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
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  1. 1. Co-FacilitationAmungwa A. NcheHIV/AIDS Unit Retreat25 Feb-3 March 2013Entebbe5/15/2013 1AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  2. 2. Co-facilitation Introduced• Very important segment of effective communicationthat enables training/learning.• When mastered and well used, it creates anatmosphere that fosters quality training/learningblessed with richer classroom relationships andoutcomes.• This presentation will focus on how quality trainingand learning should happen for satisfactoryachievement of outcomes.5/15/2013 2AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  3. 3. Learning ObjectivesBy the end of 40 minutes, retreat participantswill be able to:• Define co-facilitation, emphasizing itsadvantages and disadvantages• Explain the tips of co-facilitation, bringing outits dos and donts• Explain the communication strategies ofeffective co-facilitation..5/15/2013 3AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  4. 4. Session Plan• INTRODUCTION• DEFINITION OF CO-FACILITATION• FORMS OF CO-FACILITATION.• BENEFITS OF CO-FACILITATION• BENEIFTS AND INCONVENIENCES OF CO-FACILITATION• CO-FACILITATION TIPS• DOS AND DON’T’S OF FACILITATION• CO-FACILITATION PROCESS• EFFECTIVE CO-FACILITATION COMMUNICATION• QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS• RECAPITULATION• CONCLUSION5/15/2013 4AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  5. 5. Question?What is co-facilitation?5/15/2013 5AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  6. 6. Co-facilitation definedMeeting or other group process by two or morepersons in a cooperative, collegial manner toachieve a given outcome(s). Eachfacilitator is capable of assuming the leadRole. Those not taking the lead role cansupport the lead facilitator in various ways.5/15/2013 6AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  7. 7. QuestionCan you identify someforms of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 7AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  8. 8. Forms of co-facilitationTake turnsTwo or more facilitators take turns in the lead role(e.g., a typical UNMISS training workshop day which isrun by a triad of facilitators)Assist, taking other rolesLead facilitator focuses on the main activity. co-facilitators assist as minutetaker, scribe, timekeeper, vibes watcher, gatekeeperTeamworkIn TOPE for example a team of three co-facilitatorsworks together to ensure that the training goes well.TrainingExperienced facilitator works with an apprentice (newlyrecruited trainer) to initiate that person into the art ofco-facilitation The role and to enable confidence andexperience gaining.5/15/2013 8AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  9. 9. QuestionCan you name somebenefits andinconveniences of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 9AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  10. 10. Benefits &InconveniencesBenefits Shared workloadJoint planning , M & E &feedback.Diversity of experiences/attributes.Better stress management.Letting goSkill and confidence building.BackupJoyBetter outcomesInconveniencesTime-consuming.Co-facilitators can be ‘playedoff against each other’.One co-facilitator may get onbetter with the group.Insecurity feelingsPossible domination by onefacilitator.Rivalry between co-facilitators.May be stressfulDisharmonious skills fromdifferent schools of thought5/15/2013 10AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  11. 11. QuestionWhat would you give assome tips of asuccessful facilitation?5/15/2013 11AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  12. 12. Tips for Successful Co-FacilitationOne Leader(Principal event person or trainer)To simplify communications, designate one person as thecontact person and leader of the co-facilitation team.Clarify Roles/TasksCo-facilitators should meet well before the meeting to planhow they will work together. Who will facilitate first? Whattasks will the others perform when not facilitating? How oftenwill we exchange roles? What unobtrusive signals will we useto communicate our needs to each other during the activity?Post Meeting or Activity EvaluationGet together after the meeting or activity to discuss what wentwell and what could be improved in the future.Spirit of serviceBe humble. Pay attention. Serve the group well.5/15/2013 12AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  13. 13. QuestionWhat are the dos anddonts of co-facilitation?5/15/2013 13AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  14. 14. Dos of Co-FacilitationDevelop own skillsGet support/supervision.Gather and create relevantresource materials.Cover topics of your choice.Be very familiar with thecharacteristics of the targetgroupUnderstand yourself andpractice self control/Listen toyour own body.Master your taskBe part of the groupprocesses.Emotional alertnessEmotional intelligence.Give attention to speakers.Use and respond to bodylanguage with integrity andconcern.Accept responsibility for yourreactions and responses.Accept your errors andmistakes.Be empathic.5/15/2013 14AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  15. 15. Don’ts of Co-facilitationOver-analyze.Monopolize.Consume too muchtime.Favor one group .Allow verbal or physicalviolence within the group.Talk about a person inthe group.Pretend to be neutral.Intimidate withlanguage/jargon .Bluff – be honest if youdon’t know what todo, say so and ask foradvice from the group.Openly blame someonein the group5/15/2013 15AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  16. 16. The Co-facilitation ProcedureChoose a good co-facilitator Plan together(roles andtasks).Decide communicationstrategies.Decide on how and wheninterrupt one another.Be flexible (makenonthreatening, non-challenging contributions ).Mutual support(offerappropriate feedback).Agree never to side with thegroup against your co-facilitator.After the session, evaluateboth performances jointly.Give positive and criticalfeedback on how the twofacilitators might improve theirwork together.Plan the next session on thebasis of the previous one.5/15/2013 16AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  17. 17. How would you communicate withyour co-facilitator in the roomduring a training activity?5/15/2013 17AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  18. 18. Effective Co-facilitation CommunicationThe main co-facilitationcommunication strategy is face-to-face distant communication usingsigns and symbols agreed upon inadvance by the co-facilitators.5/15/2013 18AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  19. 19. Effective Co-facilitation Communication Tips Point one eye with index finger to request the facilitator to watchyou. Point index finger directly at presenter to mean ‘it’s OK’. Point index finger to presenter, rotating rapidly clockwise to mean‘speed up’ Form circle with index finger and thump with other fingersextended to mean ‘things are OK. Hold up two, three, four or five fingers to indicate the 2, 3,4 or 5minutes are left. Draw index finger across the throat as though cutting it to meanyou are off topic. Move hand away from face with palm out to say move nearermicrophone or audience’ Move hands up, palms up to say’ speak louder’ and vice versa tosay ‘speak softly or slowly. Touch own nose to mean ‘yes’5/15/2013 19AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  20. 20. Questions• What is co-facilitation?• Identify at least two forms of co-facilitation• Lit at least two forms of co-facilitation?• Name at least two benefits of Co-facilitation?• List at least two tips of Co-facilitation?• Name two each of the dos and don’ts of Co-facilitation?• Identify the main strategy of Co-facilitation?5/15/2013 20AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  21. 21. Co-facilitation-RecapAbsolutely necessary for quality training.Facilitators to agree well in advance on theprinciples, methodologies and communicationstrategies to enhance success.Humanistic approach important during interpersonalrelations and reactions in order to pat each others ego.Integrity, respect and professionalism, core values of theUN, adaptable to any activity or relationship, to be highlyrespected by co-facilitators during event in targetin order for it to be fully and successfully achieved.5/15/2013 21AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  22. 22. QuestionWhat co-facilitation would youlike to take home?5/15/2013 22AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  23. 23. Co-facilitation-ConclusionVery good strategy to ensure that training goesWell. Relationship between co-facilitators to beprofessionally acceptable for the event’soutcomes to be satisfactory to thebeneficiaries, co-facilitators themselves andall stakeholders involved. Failure this wise couldcompromise the achievement of set objectives.5/15/2013 23AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  24. 24. ReferencesAmungwa A. Nche(2004),Information, Education andcommunication for Behaviour Change in DevelopingCountries, Sigma Press, Bamenda,CameroonBeatrice Briggs, The Joys and Perils of Co-Facilitation, Availableonline, accessed 16/02/2013. www.iifac.org/bonfirePatricia Prendiville (2004),Developing Facilitation Skills - AHandbook for Group Facilitators, Combat Poverty Agency 1995,5/15/2013 24AMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
  25. 25. 5/15/2013 25Thanks So Much for Your ParticipationtAMUSLIDES/SHADE/250213/ENTEBBE
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