Episode 31

The Role of Third-Party Facilitation in HR/OD


August 10th, 2021

24 mins 46 secs

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About this Episode

Third Party Facilitation (TPF) is an underappreciated role that HR & OD practitioners play. In this episode, we explore the importance and complexity of TPF. Most third-party facilitations are confidential. Many involve conflict or very intimate situations that must be held in confidence. When there is a power differential involved, the work is more complex. TPF is not coaching and is not therapy. It takes creating a safe, neutral space for "understanding the misunderstanding" between two people so that right action can be taken.

Not easy.
Not visible.
And very necessary.