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Facilitation Guide

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Give a brief history of conflict
What is a Facilitator process
Role of a facilitator
Effective facilitator traits and skills
How the facilitator will work with the group

1. Effective preparation should result in the following (Justice and Jamieson, 1999):give a brief statememt

The participants have been determined (who they are and why they are there)
Goals and objectives are clear
Logistics are planned
The contract has been executed
The agenda is set and communicated

2. give a brief statememt on the following Managing group dynamics in:
• Differentiate positions and interests
• Discuss various conflict styles
• Discuss positive aspects of conflict
• Discuss negative consequences of avoiding conflict

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For an organization to be effective and efficient in attaining its goals and objectives it is important that people working for organization share common vision as well as clear objectives. When there is a difference in people's opinion, perceptions, priorities, goals and way of doing things it results in conflict. Other sources of conflict are poor communication, non-supportive organizational structure, lack of clarity of roles and responsibilities and lack of teamwork.
The process of facilitation helps people explore, learn and change. Facilitators are people who are neutral and whose selection is acceptable to all the members of the group and who has no authority in decision making. Facilitator identifies problems in a group and helps in solving these problems to increase effectiveness of the group by improving process and structure. To enable this facilitators have to exhibit certain traits
Facilitators should not be biased towards any group or members. Facilitation involves giving suggestions while remaining neutral. It requires listening to others and engaging in productive conversation to resolve the issue.
Facilitators are not decision makers. They should avoid themselves getting into middle of disputes. Their task is to get participants engage directly.
Facilitators are experts on process. They encourage participative learning and drawing members attention on drawing reflections on their experiences, tasks or processes.
Facilitator works with the group ...

Solution Summary

Facilitation guides are examined. The effective facilitator traits and skills are determined.