Active facilitator

September 14, 2008

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.

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The basics – caring

September 6, 2008

When LittleMissLisa was small, her daddy asked what she wanted to become when she grew up.

“I want to be a manager, like you, daddy!”

“That is nice, dear, but if you want to be a manager, you have to deeply care about people. Do you care about people?”

“Hmmm… I do not know…”

“Well, you should be sure, if you want to be a manager.”

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