Saturday, December 22, 2007

Facilitation: 12 Principles of Process Facilitation - Principle 2: Opening


This is Part 2 of the 12 Principles of Process Facilitation.

Opening is how we start facilitating a session. A good start is a good session!

A good session is a session where participants involved and participated actively. To ensure maximum participation, everybody must understand why they meet and what are expected from them. The greatest assumption is that they already know the reasons and the expectations!

So, as a facilitator, you must help your participants to answer 3 questions:

1. Why they meet?
2. What are going to be discussed?
3. How will the discussion be done?

Don't start anything before these questions are fully answered.

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