Our Integral Facilitation Model identifies 20 skill sets or archetypes that we believe are important to facilitate collaboration in groups and mapped them into four quadrants. Understand that we group these not for rigid application to those tasks assigned to each quadrant but in an attempt to organize our thinking and cover all the roles occupied by facilitation. Review summaries of each of these archetypes in the pull-down menu under Archetypes of Collaboration.
In addition to the competency map, we have an Integral Facilitator’s Primer & Self-Assessment. Complete this assessment to determine your level of competency for each of these archetypes, then consider the questions that follow to help you craft a development plan to enhance your skills.
You may freely use this assessment in your meetings and organizational work to help develop the facilitation skills of yourself and others as long as it is presented intact within this document as a whole.
Enhanced Facilitator Value
Facilitators equipped with an integral perspective can bring great value to their groups before they even gather. Helping them to view the “problem” through a wider lens can lead us closer to the source issues and when these are addressed, solutions are farther reaching, have more leverage, and far greater return on investment of time and resources.
This model is taught in an applied format during our Journey of Facilitation and Collaboration Workshop, a five-day experiential event offered regularly at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and sometimes at other locations throughout the country based on interest and by invitation.