The Results Facilitator: Expert, Manager, Mentor

1st Edition

Marvin T. Howell

Productivity Press
Published December 3, 2014
Reference - 286 Pages - 44 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482252354 - CAT# K23870

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Summary

A facilitator has been traditionally defined as someone who helps a group of people understand their objectives, and assists them in planning to achieve them, without taking a position in the discussion. Recently, the International Standards Organization’s (ISO’s) implementation and other long-term, multi-year team involvement has challenged neutrality in all cases and has created a new type of facilitator, the results facilitator.

The Results Facilitator: Expert, Manager, Mentor identifies the skills, training, and education that today’s facilitators must possess. Outlining the new role of the facilitator, it presents powerful tools and techniques that can help facilitators achieve success. Continuous learning is a must and should follow the model-Learn-Practice-Evaluate-Act.

The book demonstrates the use of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for measuring progress toward achieving the objectives of a long-term program. It also supplies authoritative guidance on how to effectively plan, conduct, and complete meeting responsibilities. What can go wrong for a facilitator is outlined and methods to eliminate or mitigate these undesired situations are shown.

The text details the core competencies that have been established by the International Institute for Facilitators (INIFAC) as well as the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). It shows where improvements can be made in each and recommends a joint IAF and INIFAC effort to consolidate into one facilitator’s competency list.

The book explains the need for an additional phase to the Tuckman’s Group Dynamic Model. It shows several coaching processes including how to use the Toyota Production System’s Kata for team improvement. The chapters have a facilitator exercise at the ends to help the reader apply their new knowledge to build their confidence and knowledge.

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