Role of facilitation in reconciliation

14 February 2008 0 By Viv McWaters

Facilitator as group leader; facilitator as organiser; facilitator as strategist; facilitator as innovator; facilitator as guide; facilitator as teacher; facilitator as visionary; facilitator as healer; facilitator as warrior; facilitator as peace maker.

Facilitator as peace makerĀ – now that’s something you don’t hear very often. Maybe we should hear it more. Harrison Owen of Open Space Technology fame describes Open Space as a peace-making process, and Open Space facilitators as engaged in peace-making. That’s not to deny that other forms of facilitation can, and do, contribute to peacemaking. There’s no doubt the world needs more facilitators. There’s no doubt the world needs more peace.