A facilitator manages the process of exchanging information between two or more parties in a given setting. He/she helps and supports the parties involved to use their rational judgement and provides ample encouragement for full participation which aids in the development of a involvement, collaboration and development. Essentially, a facilitator is an unbiased “neutral” party and can cater to various learning and development needs.
Facilitators are Available for Services in Various Types of Fields
Wrap around facilitators (for serving disabled children and adolescents)
Small group facilitators
Characteristics of a Facilitator
Asks instead of tells
Negotiates rather than dictates
Adaptability to changing situations
Excellent listening skills
Competencies Expected of a Facilitator
Distinguishes the process from the actual content
Demonstrates self-confidence and authenticity
Facilitates maintenance of good relationship between the groups
Identifies and removes any hindrances in the process towards achieving goals
Enabling the focus on objectivity
All universities and advanced learning centres provide the services of a course facilitator. A course facilitator ensures smooth progression of the course, addressing the journey rather than the destination. Facilitators are content experts and can provide a productive learning environment.
What are the Qualifications Expected of a Course Facilitator?
A course facilitator is expected to have adequate knowledge in their relevant field areas. Additionally, certification in facilitation and/or Diploma of facilitation skills may also be helpful to the skills applied as a course Facilitator.
Where will You Look in Order to Hire a Course Facilitator?
If you’re looking for a solution for your facilitation needs or if you are looking to trial a freelancer to see if they provide the levels of expertise you are looking for, using a platform such as Freelancer.com is a fantastic option.
Simply log onto the Freelancer.com website and search through a bank of talented freelancers who are willing and able to provide their services to you for your project.