What is a group facilitator ?
A group facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and goals and assists them to plan how to achieve them; in doing so, it is key that the facilitator remains “neutral” meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion. Sometimes the facilitator might need to step into a training role during the session to facilitate discussion. In the context of group facilitation all opinions count and the facilitator’s role is to encourage all voices to be heard.
Maria’s Experience as a group facilitator
Maria has extensive experience as a group facilitator with diverse audiences. Her aim is to make sure the group opens up to share information in a safe and organic manner where all opinions count no matter how sensitive the subject of discussion is. Examples of her work include group facilitation on Confidence building, Corporate Values , Creative Brainstorming, Performance management and more.
Maria’s style as a group facilitator matches her personality: it is down to earth, energetic and her warmth put at ease the group participants and set a positive and dynamic mood that aids discussion and get results. She has facilitated groups for the Irish Sports Council– Sports Ireland , Table Tennis Ireland, Camogie Association, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Mountaineering Ireland, Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre, Irish Missionary Union, NUI Maynooth and much more.
“Maria Lynch facilitated an organisational values creation exercise for the Irish Sports Council. The session was well received by management and staff and Maria was extremely effective on the day. I would recommend her work in this regard”
Alan O’ Hare
Head of OD & Change Sports Ireland
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