Facilitator vs. Coordinator

By Jaxson

  • Facilitator

    A facilitator is someone who engages in facilitation—any activity that makes a social process easy or easier. A facilitator often helps a group of people to understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains “neutral”, meaning he/she does not take a particular position in the discussion. Some facilitator tools will try to assist the group in achieving a consensus on any disagreements that preexist or emerge in the meeting so that it has a strong basis for future action.

  • Facilitator (noun)

    A person who helps a group to have an effective dialog without taking any side of the argument, especially in order to reach a consensus.

  • Coordinator (noun)

    One who coordinates.

  • Coordinator (noun)

    An assistant coach responsible for a particular facet of the game, such as defense.

  • Coordinator (noun)

    A member of a lexical class of words that joins words, phrases, and clauses at the same syntactic level.

  • Coordinator (noun)

    a person whose job is to organize events or activities and to negotiate with others in order to ensure they work together effectively

    “a full-time coordinator was appointed to oversee the referral process”

  • Coordinator (noun)

    a word used to connect clauses, sentences, or words of equal syntactic importance (e.g. and, or, for)

    “subordinate clauses can be connected with a coordinator”

Oxford Dictionary

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