The third chapter of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, downloadable here as it’s own resource. Can be used to reassure new facilitators that neutrality is not required, to spark lively discussion, or as a reading assignment.
Feel free to use it as you are so inspired.
From the chapter:
Attempting to be neutral as a facilitator is about as possible as starting a sentence with “No offense, but…” and not offending anyone. We want to suggest that attempting neutrality isn’t just unrealistic, it’s unhelpful. Instead of expending energy on being perceived as neutral, you’re better off (and your participants are better off) naming and working with the biases present—the biases we all have, and the societal pressures at large that are shaping the conversations in the room.
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