We’ve identified 20 skills sets or archetypes with corresponding competencies that we believe are important to facilitate collaboration in groups. They are mapped into four quadrants which form one of five dimensions of what we call Integral Facilitation. By drawing on competencies at the appropriate time, one may increase the capacity of a group to solve complex, multi-disciplinary, multi-scale and multi-cultural challenges.
From the perspective of the four quadrants emerges four faces of the Integral Facilitator…
- The Soulful Facilitator
- The Purposeful Facilitator
- The Participatory Facilitator
- The Relational Facilitator
We group these archetypes to each quadrant in an attempt to organize our thinking and cover all the roles occupied by facilitation.
In addition to the competency map we have an Integral Facilitator’s Primer & Self-Assessment. Complete this assessment to determine your level of competency for each of these archetypes, then consider the questions that follow to help you craft a develop plan to enhance your skills.
You may freely use this assessment in your meetings and organizational work to help develop the facilitation skills of yourself and others as long as it is presented intact within this document as a whole.