Facilitating Processes : DTALK

By: Dtalk  05/12/2011
Keywords: Civil Society Organisation

Facilitating Processes Overview

Facilitation is the art of managing the diversity and variety that exists within groups, organisations and networks to produce well thought-out answers to the issues the group faces. During the facilitation process participants focus on common issues, mutual understanding, and consensus on workable solutions.

Our facilitation service helps organisations and networks achieve results that otherwise would have been very difficult, time-consuming or stressful to arrive at. Facilitation enables individuals, organisations and networks contribute their best and become committed to a common goal. A key benefit of facilitation is that ownership of the process stays with the participants but with the guidance of an outside neutral expert who ensures that realistic discussions focus on the right issues so as to achieve the stated objective.

How it works

The facilitator assists in making a detailed analysis of the gap between the desired situation and the present situation. What blocks the participants to achieve the desired situation all by themselves? What is in the way? On the basis of this gap analysis the facilitator and client formulate the desired results and objectives, and design a workshop or a series thereof. A workshop takes from half a day to 10 days, depending on the gap that needs to be bridged during the workshop, the number of participants and the budget available. Sometimes other interventions like coaching or mediation are vital as well.

Who can avail of this service?

Any Civil Society Organisation from the Irish Development Sector can avail of this service. Irish Aid subsidised rates range from €360 to €520 per day.

If you wish to find out more about how this service can help your organisation/network or have any question contact us.


The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Civil Society Organisation

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