The Master Facilitator Journal presents a collection of facilitation
tools, tips, and practices based on a set of competencies covering
six skill areas. Each week the journal explores a tool or tip from
one of these six perspectives.
These are the six skills areas we have identified as core competencies
How you facilitate yourself.
Master Facilitator's facilitate their own inner process so that
they can be present with those they're facilitating. They maintain
a learning orientation to life, remaining open to new ideas and
input. They are committed to their own self-care to maintain the
high energy and awareness required of a facilitative leader, and
as a model for others.
And Presenting Skills:
How you show up.
Master Facilitators present themselves confidently, professionally,
and authentically. They have a strong presence that gently but
firmly commands the attention of others. They are adept at using
presentation tools and media and maintain a clear focus on objectives
How you facilitate others.
Master Facilitators are expert communicators. They listen deeply,
hearing and feeling all that is said and not said, and they respond
compassionately for the highest good of all concerned.
Management, and Exploration (GAME) Skills:
How you facilitate a team.
Master Facilitators create and maintain a safe environment to
make it easy for the group to achieve its purpose and to facilitate
the emergence and use of group synergy. They understand group
process, are sensitive to the energy of the group, and are comfortable
coaching participants as necessary to create expanded awareness
and positive shifts in their performance. Master facilitators
are great leaders AND great followers.
How you shift a group.
Master Facilitators know how and when to intervene into group
process. They are comfortable using a number of tools to keep
the process healthy and moving forward.
How you facilitate your environment.
Master Facilitators plan and prepare their presentations to
best meet the unique needs and purposes of their audience. They
assemble and manage the resources necessary to effectively conduct
their meetings and perform follow-up activities as necessary
to keep their group on track. Master Facilitators weave the
thread of continuity between one meeting and the next.