• Process that assists meeting participants to work to their objectives and achieve their goals
  • Focuses on the participants, not the facilitator
  • Facilitator is detached from the outcome and decisions
  • A helping role; a way of providing leadership without taking the reins
  • Can get others to assume responsibility and take the lead
  • Facilitator helps the group define its overall goals and its specific objectives
  • Facilitator helps members assess their needs and create plans to meet them
  • Provides processes that help members use their time effectively to make high-quality decisions
  • Guides group discussion to keep it on track