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Quotes from meeting participants about Group Works facilitation services:

"Very positive approach."

"Well organized, smooth flowing."

"This really helped cover a lot of ground in a little time."

"Open forum overcame organizational hierarchy."

"Everyone participated."

"More productive than any of those I've been to before."

"Excellent meeting ... time well spent."

ROLE OF A FACILITATOR

To make a group’s work easier by structuring the process and guiding the participation of group members.

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BENEFITS OF USING A FACILITATOR

Using a professional facilitator helps by …

  • Clarifying meeting objectives and expected outcomes.
  • Designing an agenda and choosing appropriate process tools.
  • Freeing manager from “running” the meeting,
  • Allowing manager to actively participate in the discussion.
  • Keeping group focused on agreed upon tasks.
  • Eliminating lengthy, unproductive conversation tangents.
  • Encouraging participation from reticent members.
  • Managing contributions of domineering participants.
  • Facilitating creative problem solving on critical issues.
  • Creating opportunities for relationship-building between participants.

Leading to …

  • More efficient use of meeting time.
  • Better quality decisions.
  • Greater group commitment to action plans.
  • Shorter implementation time.