As a meeting facilitator, I used highly interactive, parallel process techniques to accomplish significant results. At the end of one facilitation, the company president told the staff, “Do you realize it would have taken three days to accomplish what we did this afternoon with Steve Kaye’s help.”
In general, a meeting facilitator helps in two ways. They create a safe environment that encourages creative, candid, courageous ideas. And they bring a process that involves everyone in making methodical progress toward agreements that everyone will support.
I’m still available to assist leaders as a meeting facilitator on a selective basis.
My criteria are: 1) I must know that I can add value, and 2) I must agree with the intent of the project.