ERIC Number: ED224106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Charting a Planning Course: The Facilitator's Role in Community Planning.
Duffey, Leslie Peralta
Aimed at community planning groups, this guide has been developed to help clarify the role and responsibilities of a facilitator involved with community planning. The booklet maintains that a facilitator's purpose is to help a group reach its own goals and to encourage those involved in community planning to contribute positively. It explains how a successful facilitator is able to transfer the role of primary resource from the facilitator to group members and to transfer responsibility and commitment for the outcome to the whole group. It is assumed that group energy, involvement, and commitment will be directly related to the degree that members adopt and come to own the activities of the planning process. The booklet lists a number of guidelines that facilitators follow to promote group ownership of planning results, including using group processes to focus on a common task, keeping each member on task, helping members to value each idea presented, and encouraging each member to participate and support other members. A brief concluding section discusses locating a facilitator. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Community Planning, Group Dynamics, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Participation, Participative Decision Making
Publications, Council of Educational Facility Planners, 29 West Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Council of Educational Facility Planners, Columbus, OH.