One question an outside facilitator should never answer

Groups who are struggling to find a solution to an issue will sometimes turn to the facilitator for advice, asking, “What do you think we should do?”

While their confidence in your wisdom may be flattering resist the temptation to share your opinion!  Experienced facilitators know better than to take sides in the debate.

Instead, they can propose effective strategies, discussion points and creative ways for the group to find a solution for themselves.  You can too!


About the Author:

Beatrice Briggs is the founder and director of the International Institute for Facilitation and Change, a consulting firm based in Mexico. A Certified™ Professional Facilitator, she puts her years of experience at the service of leaders who want to make their meetings worth the time, talent and money invested in them. A native of the United States, Beatrice has lived in Mexico since 1998, working in both English and Spanish to alleviate the suffering caused by bad meetings wherever they occur.