The verb “to facilitate” comes from Latin. It means to make something easier, but also to preside over a meeting or a conference etc.
A person who facilitates a group is a Facilitator. What does such a person do? A Facilitator helps and enables.
LittleMissLisa understands that a Facilitator should:
- SERVE as an example for the group – be the first to show respect for others, nice behaviour and positive attitude.
- CULTIVATE a safe environment for the group members where none feels put down, or is afraid or discouraged to speak.