Facilitating and Empowering Trainers
People’s participation is a central principle in civil society. Therefore we have to incorporate it into our trainings as an important methodical principle. As a participative facilitator you assist participants to bring out the full potential of every individual and the entire group. You set goals, choose methods, ask questions, and create a good setting), while your participants determine how they contribute.
Or in other words: You are helping a new project, thought, or discovery come to life. You are very close to the results but you are neither its father nor its mother - it's always the participant.
 Main aspects of a facilitative training approach
- Encouraging democratic and respectful communication
- Reflecting on the specifics of non-formal, experiential learning
- Constructive Feedback
- Strengthening Self-responsibility
- Emphasizing the acquisition of competencies
While performing in trainings we prove that we are able to reflect on these dimensions in participants' self-evaluations.
 A facilitator is...
- A consultant who designs work sessions with a specific focus or intent
- An adviser who brings out the full potential of working groups
- A provider of processes, tools and techniques that help the group to gain efficiency and to come through with a process
- A person, who keeps a group meeting on track
- Someone who helps to resolve conflicts
- Someone who draws out participation from everyone, to ensure that the full potential of the group is achieved
- Someone, who organizes the work of the group
- Someone who makes sure that the goals are met
- Someone who provides structure for the work of a group
- Someone who organizes space and time