The art of good facilitation

Good facilitation is key to effective community land protection efforts: because the process asks the community to grow and stretch, to address complex local power dynamics, and to redefine some of the core constructs of how they govern their lands and resources, there must be a strong sense of trust and cooperation between facilitators and the community. While some elements of that makes someone a good facilitator are core personality traits that must be hired for, good facilitation can be cultivated through
practice, experience, curiosity, self-reflection, a commitment to personal growth, and by learning “the hard way” through mistakes and failures.