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Episode 206

March 1st, 2023

Facilitation and the Needs for Autonomy, Competence and Relatedness with Ib Ravn

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    Self-Determination Theory posits that human motivation is driven by three central values: autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

    If we take SDT and apply it as a framework to facilitation, the parallels become apparent and abundant. Ib Ravn sees the opportunities here with great clarity and, as a result, has a lot of valuable insight to share about how we might use SDT in facilitation.

    In the context of SDT, we also discussed how facilitation can be used in social spaces and situations — and the challenges we are likely to come up against when we do so.

    Recording this episode was a delight. Ib is erudite, focused, and curious and our conversation unlocked new perspectives for me about facilitation in general and how I relate to it specifically. I hope it will prove to be as useful for you.

    Find out about

    • The natural connections between Self-Determination Theory and facilitation
    • How autonomy, competence, and relatedness fit into the heart of facilitation
    • Why more of our social spaces would benefit from facilitation and why it’s so hard to do
    • Interrogating culturally acceptable facilitation and its past, present, and future limits
    • How to facilitate with cultural and cross-cultural awareness
    • Why acceptance of facilitation in social spaces has yet to catch up with professional spaces

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