Facilitation 101

Group Facilitation for Muliparty Collaboration:

How can we get everyone in on the act
and still get some action?


Background Information

Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for Group Facilitators

-    while setting forth values and ethics, this two-page document provides a basic explanation of group facilitation

Facilitator Competencies

-    an inventory of knowledge and skills for group facilitation

What to Look for in a Group Facilitator

-    a customer perspective on group facilitation

Additional reading:

The IAF Handbook of Group Facilitation:
Best Practices from the
Leading Organization in Facilitation
Sandy Schuman, Editor. Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2005

How to Make Collaboration Work:
Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions

by David Straus. Berrett-Koehler, 2002.

The Skilled Facilitator:
A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches, New & Revised

by Roger Schwarz. Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2002.

There are many publications on group facilitation. If you have particular interests or applications in mind I would be glad to talk with you and recommend particular sources.


Sandy Schuman