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;
  • openness;
  • understanding of group dynamics;
  • flexibility;
  • 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.