FACILITATOR ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL

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THIS  IS NOT AN OFFICIAL OWS DOCUMENT AND WILL UNDERGO REVISION BEFORE BEING USED.

Assessment items:

Tally

Comments

number of points of confusion (1)

process corrections (2)

expressions of solidarity (3)

number of de-escalations (4)

step up/ step back points (5)

times off-process (6)

“party fouls” (7)

Were there any contentious issues or agitated individuals that may affect these data?

How does the facilitator manage progressive stack and empowerment of marginalized voices?

How does the facilitator make use of de-escalation techniques?

How did the facilitator groom the environment to encourage comfort and participation?

Feedback from any GA participants should be recorded here:

*speaking in the name of OWS, admonishing individuals via people’s mic, sustaining an escalation (argument, personal conflict, or altercation), leaving the GA, willingly violating process for personal reasons, misstating facts, stating opinions, etc.

2 Responses to “FACILITATOR ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL”

  1. Patrick Wilson

    I think this would be brutal and regrettable approach that would have little chance of being helpful to anyone. Especially at a time when it is already hard to find people who want to facilitate.
    It’s not my wish be negative but I am afraid that a proposal such as you are suggesting might actually make it through… please reconsider this.
    Respectfully, Patrick

  2. Rick Gold

    I agree with Patrick, and I think that facilitation as a group should work toward bringing a positive accountability model for facilitation forward. Please answer the following before moving forward with this … Will this model encourage those who are or feel marginalized to facilitate? Be honest with your answer, please. There are any number of good models out in the movement for facilitation, and each group process is fluid. Why not put together a document that stresses the different approaches to activist facilitation, the challenges, the stories and then encourage a self evaluation. We can all learn and grow through the experience(s).
    In solidarity, Rick