Why Facilitation?

Facilitating a review of policy cycles in Barbados

- Facilitating a review of policy cycles in Barbados



Facilitation helps groups to be more effective in their planning and decision making.

At People Dynamics Associates we use facilitation methods that are linked to the group’s objectives, meaning we can mobilise their best thinking and encourage buy-in and commitment.

Our facilitator’s can ‘upgrade’ your meeting format, ensuring that you avoid:
  • Rambling and unfocused discussions
  • Unproductive planning sessions with unclear outcomes
  • Disruptive and distracting participant behaviours


In each case we begin with a thorough review of the group’s aims and objectives, followed by a detailed agenda.


We adopt the Technology of Participation (ToP™) method to help groups achieve their aims. Core elements include:

Action and Strategic planning


Action and Strategic planning

Achieving plans that range from 6 months to 5-10 years in duration

Focused Conversation


Focused Conversation

 Exploring key issues in depth and from different perspectives


Consensus Workshop


Consensus Workshop

Structured idea gathering that achieves the group’s goals

Other Group Methods

In addition to ToP™ we use a number of additional methods to help our clients achieve their aims. These include World Café, Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry and others.

Group facilitation is a process in which a person who is acceptable to the group and who is neutral to the subject matter, helps a group to improve how it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions. Facilitation helps to increase a group’s effectiveness.

*Adapted from Schwarz, Roger. 2002. The Skilled Facilitator. Jossey Bass, San Francisco.