Facilitation

Impartially guides a group with an overall goal of reaching consensus, solving problems or accomplishing tasks.

Key Behaviors:

  • Exhibits behaviors and techniques that enhance the quality of group processes
  • Evokes participation and creativity from others
  • Effectively distinguishes process from content
  • Interjects and diverts group to the goals of the session
  • Establishes clear goals and purpose that outline the objectives
  • Encourages divergent viewpoints to ensure final solutions are varied

Developmental opportunities for this competency are available from the NIH Training Center.