Such requests as “Please, could you recommend a professional facilitator ...” pop up as ever more often across social networks. Dozens and sometimes hundreds of names come up. But looking at most of them you can't help thinking: “What do they have to do with facilitation?”.
Can the company leader hold strategic sessions in his company themselves? I believe, they can, but only as a last resort. In any other case it is worth inviting a professional facilitator. Here are three main arguments
12 professional speakers have written one chapter each in this anthology about meetings. My chapter is about facilitation and is called:
Facilitation: small steps and conscious choices. It covers examples on how to facilitate large meetings leading to more innovation, creativity and development of leadership and employeeship.