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Chapter 3. What Facilitators Do > Formal Facilitators

Formal Facilitators

Another definition of facilitator is the position title within a group or team. The facilitator in a work team is the person responsible for focusing the group’s efforts toward its objectives. For example, in a Quality Improvement Team (QIT), there are designated roles. Typically, you will minimally find a team leader, facilitator and (five to nine) team members. The supervisor may or may not be a part of the team. If the supervisor is a part of the team, he may act as the facilitator, the team leader or perform as a team member. The facilitator may also be the team leader, or designated as a “stand-alone” position. In some larger organizations, full-time facilitators are used to assist work teams. (In these cases, facilitators may assist six to eight teams on a full-time basis.)

Regardless, the facilitator’s role is to provide the structure and focus for the team. This book concentrates on this role and specific facilitator skills and behaviors in moving the team through its decision-making steps.


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