Facilitation is the art of achieving success in groups through engagement and structured processes. It is a process that trainers, team builders, managers and others use to add content, process and structure to meet the needs of individuals and teams and enable them to achieve their objectives effectively. With increasing pressure on organisations to produce results quickly, the role of the facilitator has changed. Part of this change is the ability to motivate a permanent or virtual team of highly qualified people to share their expertise. These groups and individuals need to learn and develop, solve problems, manage conflict, gather information, plan strategies or simply reach consensus. With this in mind, they need the guidance of well trained facilitators who can plan, guide and manage such meetings.