What is group facilitation?
“Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes toward agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership and creativity from all involved” (David Sibbet). Group facilitation is a process in which a person whose selection is acceptable to all members of the group. A facilitation process require to remain neutral and involves listening to all members views. Facilitator remains curious about how group member’s views differs from the others (and their private views). Facilitator intervenes to assist the group in problems solving, resolutions and has no authority to make decisions. A group facilitation process increase and expand the group's effectiveness.
What I - Monika can offer…
I can help groups communicate for more mutual understanding or deliver more efficient task work. I will bring people together to pool their knowledge and experience across disciplines, organizational roles and cultures to assist groups of people to journey together to reach their goals. I’m self-reflective and process focus person with expertise of technical skills and huge knowledge about delivering group facilitation process. I will encourage reflection around experiences and process, the task or to other aspects of the group. I believe that at heart group facilitation is the process of helping people to explore, learn and change.
My group facilitation style…
My success as group facilitator heavily depend on the way I’m and the way I’m experienced by others. My group facilitation style involves certain values and ways of treating people. I help groups to work together respectfully and truthfully; and to help them to explore particular and respond to certain issues and questions. Each of group facilitator has own style and approach – and it is that uniqueness, that realness, that makes contribution possible. I know my approach and I’m able to draw upon my feelings to make sense of what might be going on with other people. I bring genuineness, acceptance and empathic understanding into facilitation of the group. I believe that when I bring realness about the way I am, while entering the relationship with the group I feel that I am more effective. When I interact with others I meet them person-to-person without front façade about myself.
Acceptance is another attitude I have while facilitation the group process. I will accept each member of the group as a separate person, having worth in her/his own right. It is a belief I hold that other person is fundamentally trustworthy with accepting her feelings, her opinions, and her as a person.
When I encounter the facilitation group process I have the ability to understand the group member reactions from the inside, has a sensitive awareness of the way the process and learning appears to those members. I believe that group members feel deeply appreciative when they are simply understood – not evaluated, not judged and simply understood from their own point of view, not the facilitator’s.
Who do I work with?
I work with variety of groups from running group facilitation in charity sector to the organisation.
Ethics, supervision and ongoing learning
I subscribe to the BACP and BPS code of ethics. I support myself and people I work with through ongoing engagement in my own clinical supervision, advanced training and personal development. I love learning, and I learn a lot from the people I work with.
If you feel that we can work together please contact me via phone or go to contact page. Fee will be discuss during our conversation.
What is group facilitation?