Outcome oriented facilitation is the most common model of group leadership/collaboration. It is goal oriented and focused on the accomplishment of tasks. There is always an agenda to follow, its great usefulness comes from the very fact that for problem “a’ there is a solution “b”. Mindful Facilitation does not discount the value of outcome oriented facilitator training, but the model of Mindful Facilitation incorporates significantly different touchstones and approaches.
Mindful Facilitation is about witnessing and tracking. It is about holding the unknown and embracing th potential unease that can occur as we stay present with the unfolding moment. In group dynamics, tension, opposing views and even conflict can arise. Our ability to engage in the unfolding dynamics is directly related to how we, in our selves, feel about discord.