An individual who is running a stand-alone event such as a workshop, or a session within a larger event. A facilitator aims to engage the participants in a way that is inclusive and supports the group in working together responsively to address the event’s topics. Facilitators may be members of the community, part of the event organizing team or staff, or they may be external professionals engaged to guide a group towards a defined goal.

See also: Moderator, Technical facilitator, Event producer

Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2022) CSCCE Glossary: Virtual Events. Pratt, Woodley, Ainsworth, Carter, Crall, Elkins, Gauthier, Ihle, Kornahrens, Martinic, Santistevan, Shaikh, Sidik, and Wyatt doi: 10.5281/zenodo.6608609

Categories: Virtual events
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