How to facilitate multi-stakeholder processes (take-home messages)


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Originally posted on the ILRI slideshare (, this is a presentation I gave for a training workshop on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes (MSPs) for the project EAU4Food. This presentation deals with how to facilitate MSPs given the level of complexity...

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How to facilitate multi-stakeholder processes (take-home messages)

  1. 1. Facilitating a Multi-Stakeholder Process A survival kit for facilitators Ewen Le Borgne EAU4Food LPA-CoP facilitation training workshop ILRI Ethiopia, Addis Ababa 13-15 August 2012
  2. 2. 1. Run meetings, because… Meetings are only the process’s emerged part But they are crucial moments nonetheless And facilitating processes echoes facilitating meetings Credits: La Sirena …at a deeper level
  3. 3. 2. Meet, greet, mingle and build… The only guarantee of engagement, action, delivery, impact, fun and a whole lot more Credits: Dana Jarvis
  4. 4. 3. Manage agendas and expectations Listen Know your partners’ agenda Understand them, their perspective Go for the Draw them into it greater good!Credits: Open Source Way Manage expectations… relentlessly
  5. 5. 4. Connect everyone, empower champions Never lose your vision Reward champions with more action Co-create an Let the collective inspiring agenda evolve agenda Draw upon and integrate theirCredits: Stephen Broadbent / Yohan 1960 agenda
  6. 6. 5. Smoothe tensions over… Know when to solve …And when to let conflicts… them burst out Sense (‘smell’) the tensionsCredits: Rishi S Conflict prevention is always better
  7. 7. 6. Document the process… Meetings are only thesee, smell Observe, listen, process’s emerged part Reflect But they are Learn crucial moments nonetheless Adjust, react, anticipateAnd facilitating processes echoes Journal Capture facilitating meetings Share Credits: Choconancy …at a deeper level
  8. 8. 7. Find support… Manage your own information needs and learning Consult your peers to find solutions Ask for help! Delegate activities to your LPA/CoP membersCredits: Rob with TwobS
  9. 9. More information e.leborgne@cgiar.orgThe presentation has a Creative Commons licence. You are free to re-use or distribute this work, provided credit is given to ILRI.
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