Hiring a Facilitator, Does it “Make Easy?”

What is your experience of the “make easy” aspect of the definition of the word facilitator? To what extent  does an outside facilitator help you, a leader, planner, or group member researching this topic?

Deb facilitating Open Space, Michigan

A quick answer to the title question for this post is the face value of “yes” it makes things easier, as well as the practical reality answer of “no.” Facilitation does connect to root meanings of the word, to “make easy.” However, any leader, group member, planning team that has worked with a professional facilitator/consultant DOES find out that with the freedom of having a facilitator/consultant partner, you will get some common questions. This is where the real work of facilitation and consultation can gain traction.

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