At the upcoming Australian Facilitators conference I’m looking forward to the “Facilitator Archetypes” workshop that I’m running alongside a great cartoonist, Simon Kneebone. This workshop was inspired from some work we did earlier this year exploring language in facilitation. When I asked “what metaphor describes your style of facilitation” I had no idea it would result in such an interesting collection of characters. Characters like; The invisible facilitator. Facilitator as chameleon. Facilitator as dictator. Facilitator as conductor. Thanks to Simon, we have translated our initial findings into some great cartoons that capture these characters. I can’t wait to see what characters emerge from our workshop!
Figure 1. The invisible facilitator
Figure 2: Facilitator as Chameleon
Figure 3: Facilitator as Dictator
Figure 4: Facilitator as Conductor
Figure 5: Facilitation is like moving with the elements and sailing the seas
Figure 6: Facilitation is like a parent holding a bicycle and then letting go
What metaphor describes your style of facilitation?
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