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4. The Power of Facilitation in Resolving Conflicts

This chapter focuses on the power of facilitation as an enabler of positive public dialogues and critical conversations and as a tool to resolve conflicts. The power of facilitation can help leaders, managers, community advocates, public dialogue professionals, mediators, facilitators and anyone who is faced with conflict. It helps to resolve disputes between individuals or […]

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3. The Power of Facilitation for Critical Thinking

Today, the speed and volume of information can be overwhelming. Critical thinking skills give people the tools they need to actively listen and critically consume information. Critical thinkers challenge assumptions and zero in on the information that leads to the path of innovation rather than complacency. The process of becoming a “thinking organization” begins with […]

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2. Facilitating Change and Transformation

In this chapter, we share our experience of how to create and develop facilitative competencies and skills. Enabling internal people to facilitate change and transformation, with external facilitators as support. With this ‘train-the-facilitator’ approach, the organization builds its own facilitator competencies. Also, the role of a facilitator becomes well known in the organization and becomes […]

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1. The Power of Facilitation and Strategy

If you Google “Strategic Planning”, you will find thousands of books, articles and resources on the subject. From Porter’s Five Forces to Schumpeter’s Gales of Destruction, from Blue Ocean Strategies to Edge Strategies and from agile organizations to continuous learning organizations, there are hundreds of tools and templates, thousands of how-to guides and mountains of […]

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What is the Power of Facilitation, and Why is it Important?

“Never doubt that a small group of committed peoplecan change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” Margaret Mead From the beginning of human history, questions about how we organize ourselves, create and innovate, strategize, make decisions and resolve disputes have been considered by philosophers, academics and thought leaders. From Plato’s […]