During the end of year break, I read this article of Sonja Blignaut (@sonjabl on Twitter) where she gives her “Ten tips for facilitating emergent processes”. As Sonja says so well:
Facilitating emergent group processes requires a different kind of facilitation. When you’re not working towards a pre-determined outcome, following a pre-designed agenda, the following principles are helpful to keep in mind.
Sonja’s tips resonate with my humble little experience as facilitator of this kind of processes. She has the merit of having expressed them clearly in black on white. This is invaluable help for all practitioners who are still on their learning journey like me.
I highly recommend the Sonja’s article if you are a facilitator too, of emergent processes or not. In order to give you an overview of what it contains, here are my visual notes of it: