The Grove Facilitation Model

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A Model of Facilitation Mapped Against Group Challenges

Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes toward agreed-upon outcomes—in ways that elicit participation, ownership, and creativity from all involved. In simple terms it includes those skills and practices involved in leading group process. 

The Grove Facilitation Model™ illustrates, in a suggested order, the seven clusters of facilitation strategies that support working with group challenges reflected in the Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Model®. This model is our roadmap for facilitating in-person and virtual meetings. We apply visual practices to these stages to create engaging meetings.

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This Model Supports Our Work In: Visual Meetings

The Grove Facilitation Model helps shape an agenda and sequential facilitation moves to help a group achieve its meeting outcomes. A skilled facilitator not only has to guide the group through the seven stages of this model, but has to tend to the Four Flows for successful facilitation: Attention, Energy, Information and Operations.

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Learn About This Model in Our: Facilitating Virtual Collaboration Workshop

Smooth and effective virtual facilitation requires an understanding of the unique challenges the online environment poses for group work. In this workshop you will learn The Grove Facilitation Model and get hands-on practice with virtual meeting methods and tools.

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Read About This Model In: Visual Meetings by David Sibbet

Learn how graphics, sticky notes and idea mapping can transform group productivity.




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