Facilitation is a process that is similar to mediation, but on a bigger scale. It is also sometimes called “group facilitation” as it is a group dialogue, involving anywhere from three participants to a few hundreds. Facilitations are usually moderated by an experienced facilitator who makes sure that everyone present in the room is heard.

Facilitations are helpful in creating a dialogue, in which the participants willingly share thoughts on the issues on the agenda. For example facilitations have been used in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks to bring together people from various faiths to try to understand each other’s cultures better.

Sometimes the goal of a facilitation is to reach an agreement among all the parties present, while other times the goal is to simply air out grievances and listen to each other in order to de-escalate any lingering tensions.

Michael Ghilezan has led facilitations on such topics as the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the current conditions of the youths incarcerated in Juvenile Halls in LA County.

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