i-Mobile Group Facilitation leaders influence the function of groups with their ability to intervene  in a timely and effective way.  This leader has the ability to develop community that fosters a climate of healthy interactions with its members.  The leader influences the interactions through processess of openness, directness, respect, and concern for one another

The pathway to this leadership is in one's own self awareness and interpersonal skills.  Strong interpersonal skills encompass genuineness, empathy, and warmth to create successful outcomes with members. 

Your personal characteristics and professional group leadership skills are the foundation.  The 18 core group leadership skills are best understood in practice every day as you are seeking to understand the world around you and things that matter to people the most.  

Active Listening

Hearing and understanding both subtle and direct messages and communicating that one is doing this.


Capturing the underlying meaning of what is said or felt and expressing this without be mechanical


Focusing on the underlying issues and assisting others to get a clearer picture of what they are thinking or feeling


Identifying key elements and comon themes and providing a icture of the directional trends of a group session


Helping members to expressing themselves clearly and to take action in a group


Adopting the internal frame of reference  of a member


Explaining the meaning of behavior patterns within some theoretical framework.


Using questions to stimulate thought and action by avoiding question/answer patterns of interaction between leader and member.


Promoting member to member interaction and facilitating exploration of common themes in a group


Challenging members to look at some aspects of their behavior.


Offering some form of positive reinforcement at appropriate times in such a way that it has a faciilitating effect


Intervening to stop counterproductive behaviors in the group or to protect members. 


Getting a clear sense of members without labeling them.


Demonstrating to members desired behaviors  that can be practied both during and between group sessions


Offering information or possibilities for action that can be use by members in making independent decisions.


Demonstrating an active stance in intervening in a group at appropriate times.


Appraising the ongoing group process and the individual and group dynamics.


Creating a climate that encourages members to continue working after sessions

What do you know about the population you serve?

Baby boomers, grew up in the era after the war, rebelled against conformity with noisy, anti-establishment protests.

 Generation X era, marked by the drop
in fertility following the introduction of the birth
control pill, is characterized by entrepreneurial

 Generation Y are often referred to as "echo boomers" because they are the children of parents born during the baby boom (the "baby boomers"). Because children born during this time period have had constant access to technology (computers, cell phones) in their youth, they have required many employers to update their hiring strategy in order to incorporate updated forms of technology. .

Milennials are the first generation to come of age in the new millennium—as the first “always-connected” generation"  Pew Research

Gen Z is the mobile-first generation that appears to live equally in the digital world as in the real one. Smartphones, the devices of choice, are always close by and within reach. With a phone to keep them connected, Gen Z is full of dichotomies: their device distracts them from boredom and gives them something to do during downtime, yet it saves time by being efficient.