This section describes the role of a facilitator in the process. It also provides some examples of facilitation methods that can be used for community engagement.

Strong facilitators are vital. They create opportunities for meaningful conversations and authentic input from diverse perspectives.

A facilitator’s role is to:

  • Before: Design meetings that will gather the input needed for the plan
  • During: Host meetings that are a safe place for discussion. They keep the conversation on track and ensure each person’s voice is heard
  • After: Gather information from the meeting and integrate it into the language revitalization plan

The language planner and/or other language planning team members may play the role of facilitator. In large group meetings, it is ideal to have two or more facilitators to share the tasks of facilitating and gathering information.

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