“The main aim of the facilitative leader is to leverage the resources of group members.”
Facilitating to Lead! by Ingrid Bens
What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a business meeting to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with sound discussion, full participation and the achievement of the outcomes are owned from everyone who is involved. Some of the types of meetings that benefit from a facilitator are: strategic planning, conflict resolution, team building and executive retreats. Facilitation is a “neutral process” which means that the facilitator does not contribute content to the discussion. Effective meetings make money and save money. What contributes to an effective meeting? A facilitator-run meeting makes it easier for the group to arrive at a consensus by using the principles of group dynamics, decision frameworks and time management.