Facilitation

The main task of a professional facilitator is to assist clients to achieve better performance to achieve solutions and results.

Simply put, facilitation is making an action or process easier or easier, which does not mean that facilitation is easy.

A professional international facilitator must master many skills to respond to the diverse needs of clients, groups and organizations around the world.

The role of the facilitator is relevant at all levels, from national to international.

Whether it concerns representing interests at a municipality, lobbying for European subsidies or representing a client in an international dispute, a facilitator can make a valuable contribution.

Facilitation is a powerful tool that can be used not only to guide groups in achieving a common goal, but also to act as an intermediary between clients and national, European and international authorities. In this role, a facilitator can play a crucial role in achieving desired results and promoting dialogue and collaboration.

As a facilitator between clients and agencies, you fulfill an independent and neutral role. You are the connecting factor between the different parties and ensure that all voices are heard. You create a safe and trusting environment in which open and constructive communication can take place.

Using a facilitator as an intermediary can provide a number of important benefits:

  • Objectivity and neutrality: The facilitator is an independent party that has no interests with any of the parties involved. This ensures an objective and neutral approach to the problem.
  • Trust and transparency: The facilitator creates a safe and trusted environment in which all parties can communicate openly and honestly with each other. This promotes transparency and mutual respect.
  • Effective communication: The facilitator is an expert in communication and can communicate effectively with all parties involved. This ensures that all voices are heard and that no misunderstandings arise.
  • Creative solutions: The facilitator can come up with creative solutions that are satisfactory to all parties.
  • Time savings: The facilitator can make the process more efficient and effective, saving time and money.
  • Facilitating at national, European and international bodies

Qualities of a good facilitator:

  • Listening and understanding: You listen carefully to the needs, wishes and interests of both the client and the authorities. You strive to understand all perspectives and identify the core of the problem.
  • Communicating and mediating: You facilitate communication between the client and the authorities. You ensure that all parties understand each other and that no misunderstandings arise. You mediate in conflicts and help parties to reach a solution that both are satisfied with.
  • Negotiation: You can negotiate with the authorities on behalf of the client. You strive to achieve the best possible deal for the client, taking into account the interests of all parties.
  • Guiding processes: You guide the client and the authorities through the entire process, from the beginning to the end. You ensure that deadlines are met and that all steps are completed correctly.
  • Facilitating results: You facilitate the achievement of desired results. You help the client and the agencies to set concrete goals and develop strategies to achieve these goals.