Facilitation: a European Perspective
Thank you for taking part in the first European Survey of Facilitation
Who are we and why a Survey?
This survey is for a research project carried out by a team of volunteer members of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR). All participants are eligible for a complimentary copy of the final report. However, responses from individual participants will not be shared with any third party or used for marketing purposes.
Across the 12 countries in scope, it looks at how developed the market is for Group Facilitation in different sectors and different sizes and types of organizations, as well as current and future trends. It also addresses whether local management styles have an impact on both demand for Facilitation and on the way it is delivered in practice. Finally, the Survey has a specific focus on the question of facilitating multi-cultural teams.
Which countries are in Scope:
Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.
What is “Facilitation”
There are many definitions of Group Facilitation, but in this Survey we are limiting it to facilitating meetings and workshops in a way that helps groups achieve their jointly agreed outcomes, where the facilitator remains neutral and does not deliver content (so excluding training) or recommendations or solutions (so excluding specialized consulting). (However, it would include any “neutral” Group Facilitation delivered as part of a larger assignment that also includes training or consulting.)
Who is this Survey for?
There are two separate online questionnaires::
For Professional Facilitators:
The Survey is available in English and takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
For people working in Organizations that use - or could use - Facilitation Services:
The Survey takes about 10 minutes and is available in six languages.