A facilitator helps groups of people to enable them to interact more effectively in a wide range of situations and occupations, including workplaces, organisational planning, leisure and health activities and community development. It is an emerging and exciting profession. This book is a toolkit for both new and experiences facilitators, managers, consultants, staff developers, innovators, social and community workers and students. It covers a broad range of practical and innovative techniques from around the world including: designing workshops; dealing with difficult situations; uses of music, storytelling, visual techniques and outdoor learning; processes for community participation and techniques for evaluation.
This book provides 21 sets of participatory ideas and activities for facilitators, trainers, teachers and anyone who organises and manages workshops, courses, classes or other events for sharing and learning, and in particular for people wishing to approach this in a lively and interactive fashion. The book is divided into six parts, part 1 begins with a brief overview of the basics, part 2 provides ideas for the beginning, middle and end of a participatory workshop, including ideas for getting started, energizers and ideas for evaluation, part 3 is entitled Messing Up and prepares even the most experienced facilitator for unforeseen eventualities, part 4 provides practical tips for group work, seating arrangements and coping with large numbers, part 5 covers analysis and learning and part 6, behaviour and awareness. There is also a section at the end providing source ideas for trainers and facilitators. This book is designed to make sharing, learning and teaching more participatory, enjoyable and effective, and can be used in a wide range of organisations, for an equally diverse range of reasons.
This manual is designed for trainers and facilitators who have an interest in improving the facilitation skills of field workers in the context of community forestry development. The manual is designed as part of a facilitation training package supported by a training video that helps the trainer bring real life scenes from the field into the classroom. The training sessions described have been effectively used within a wide range of audiences all over Asia, including field workers, extension workers, college teachers and managers. Practical suggestions are given for how to adapt and use the manual for different target groups and contexts. The focus of the manual is on the facilitation of groups and group processes in meetings. The manual is divided into 9 main sections, including preparing for the job; setting the context of the training; participatory decision-making; facilitation fundamentals; core roles of a facilitator; practicing facilitation skills; integrating skillsÆ optional sessions and annexes.|The video lasts for 2 hours and is designed to accompany the training manual. It consists of a series of short film clips that are self-contained and can be watched separately. Each clip shows a sequence of scenes of a facilitator in action or interviewed reflecting on their experiences. The video is divided into 4 main sections: basics, roles, challenges and skills. Within each section, specific issues are addressed such as what is facilitation; role of the facilitator; attitudes and group dynamics; integrating tools into the meeting process; dealing with controversial issues; dealing with dominance and facilitating multi-stakeholder meetings; facilitating reflection and using energisers.