Facilitation Skills

As a professional developer, you will take on many roles. If you are asked to lead a group or committee:

  • Be prepared
  • Establish ground rules to your group e.g. respect others' opinions
  • Encourage discussion
  • Outline your objectives and agenda
  • Check with a knowledgeable person to give you ideas and feedback
  • Don't interrupt
  • Listen to the speaker
  • Let others share their opinions and ideas
  • Don't overpower the discussion
  • Present material that will capture your audience's attention and is relevant to them
  • Ask thought-provoking questions
  • Listen to your participants
  • Let them talk while you interject at appropriate times to focus/stimulate the discussion

Submitted by:Leilani Carbonell Pedroni
Vice President of Research and Development,
My eCoach

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