What qualities make for a good facilitator?
An integrated security facilitator should be familiar with the workshop concepts of security and well-being of women human rights defenders, but she/he does not have to be an ‘expert’ in them.
Key qualities of a facilitator are:
- understanding/experience of the security and well-being concerns of women human rights defenders;
- experience of and skill in participatory, peer-to-peer facilitation methods;
- understanding of group dynamics;
- love of the work;
- connection to the activist world;
- positive, sense of humour, not afraid to play;
- open to learning during the workshop;
- good listener;
- grounded; and
- deeply respectful.