Workshops, meetings and seminars drive momentum in a change project. Even more so, if they are facilitated skilfully.
Workshops, meetings and seminars are held to create ownership of required changes – and ensure buy-in from managers, employees or customers. Most organisations involve a facilitator to make sure that this happens.
To qualify as an excellent facilitator, you not only need to manage the meeting; you also need to help the group achieve specific results – without taking a stand or becoming involved in their practical work. The facilitator is the catalyst that drives the session to an effective result. This calls for an astute awareness of setting, purpose and the people involved.