The Facilitative Mind – mindful practices

  • Focusing on Process vs. Content: An effective facilitator is frequently far more focused on process than content in group interaction.  Certainly content is never irrelevant, but in any group conversation the ebb and flow of the process must be managed and attended to as much as the content of the interaction.  Indeed, the facilitator may be the only individual vigilantly aware of how the conversation is unfolding and the critical moments when it must be managed to produce quality and authenticity.  To this end, the facilitator is much like the conductor of an orchestra focused on the whole, keeping track of the various threads in the conversation and how they intertwine with each other.


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