The use of facilitative processes has expanded around the world. We see corporations, governments, communities and NGOs using Facilitators to help their groups make the best use of the contributions from their members, build sustainable outcomes and achieve meaningful results. Similar trends are happening in the fields of public participation, dialogue and deliberation and coaching. As society expects more collaborative and cooperative interaction, our profession will be heavily relied upon to provide guidance on the ethical issues that will arise.
This book is for everyone who works with groups of people as Process Facilitators, Learning Facilitators, Virtual Facilitators, Visual Facilitators, Public Participation Professionals, Dialogue and Deliberation Professionals, Alternative Dispute Resolution Professions and Coaches. It will assist you to become a reflective ethical practitioner by making you conscious of the ethics and values of our profession and how we each personally resolve tensions in the ethical choices we make.