Group facilitation is ultimately about helping groups define, clarify, and accomplish their task. Whether that task is solving a problem, creating a plan, building consensus, or resolving a conflict, the basic skills of facilitation apply.
This Upper Right Quadrant of the Integral Facilitation Model engages with the objective content of facilitation such as assessment, process design, presentation, accountability, roles, and group memory, in addition to observable facilitator behaviors.
Task Management Archetypes
The archetypes for this quadrant can be found on the main menu under Integral Facilitation/20 Archetypes/Task-Management or by clicking on the titles below:
Assessment (The Consultant)
- Collaborate with client to build an integral project charter
- Assess personality, behavioral styles, and organization
- Assess and share my biases with client
- Solicit evaluation and make adjustments
- Follow-up to maintain momentum and continuity
Process Design (The Architect)
- Negotiate tasks, deliverables, roles & responsibilities
- Design events to achieve clearly defined objectives
- Prepare to unique needs of audience
- Select best resources and processes for event
Presentation (The Orator)
- Present with self to connect with others
- Pay attention to audience, one person at a time.
- Comfortable with silence
- Use voice as an instrument
Group Memory (The Scribe)
- Effectively use presentation tools
- Accurately, concisely, and clearly record and organize participant inputs
Accountability (The Warrior)
- Facilitate accountability for results
- Provide tools to facilitate accountability
Roles (The Shape Shifter)
- Transition into other roles as situation dictates
- Modify behavior/style for gender, personality, culture
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.
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.