Facilitation is a process that allows many views to come to the table in order to discover new ways forward that benefit those involved. Here the content comes from the participants as opposed to the facilitator who is there primarily to guide the group. Essentially, facilitation makes things easier.
Organisations may seek a facilitator when they have:
  • Experienced recent structural changes and need to promote new ways of working
  • Identified prospective new developments and wish to make the most of the options, variety of experience, and views held by staff and any other interested groups
  • A need to work more creatively and effectively within your team and with other organisations, stakeholders or clients
  • Different or conflicting interests within a team that need to be explored effectively to ensure they are creative rather than destructive
Ed, you are, and I am sure will remain, one of the outstanding facilitators I have ever worked with. Your sensitivity, intuitiveness and knowledge/skills are completely AWESOME!
– Glyn Worth, Sussex University HR Manager
Facilitation can help groups move through lack of clarity, impasse, loss of motivation and even team tension.

Doing this within a group can lead to insights that:

  • Create new opportunities for development
  • Recuperate and inspire teams after setbacks
  • Promote innovation
  • Improve work-place relationships, and
  • Ultimately lead to financial gains.
 These topics are particulrly prevalent during:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Rapid growth or slow down
  • High staff churn
  • New product development
  • Culture change initiatives
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More broadly, I have worked with a number of groups ranging from four to forty attendees in a number of settings, from workplaces to community centres, covering a wide variety of socio-political topics in diverse environments.

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