Dec 17th, 2010 | 0 comments
To continue with this month’s theme around the qualities that make a great leader or group facilitator we are offering this excerpt from Steven Simpson’s book The Leader Who is Hardly Known.
Being Hardly Known
In experiential education, I do not know of anyone who does not enjoy being liked and admired by the students he or she serves. Because experiential educators work closely with their students to...
Dec 10th, 2010 | 2 comments
Last week’s Friday Lesson offered by Greg Robinson focused on “presence” being perhaps the most important role of the group facilitator. This week’s Friday Lesson continues with this focus on group facilitation. Jen Stanchfield offers an excerpt from her book Tips & Tools: The Art of Experiential Group Facilitation on “attitude”, another fundamental aspect of...
Dec 3rd, 2010 | 1 comment
A Reflection on the Role of the Facilitator
Greg Robinson, PHD.
Perhaps the most important role of the facilitator is just to be present. If we think of experiential education as a journey in learning, growth and change, the effective facilitator chooses to join the journey and live among the people as they try to discern their way forward. This is no small role though it is perhaps an unexpected role. The...