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A facilitator plays an important role in mediating group conversations. Without someone knowledgable of group dynamics and techniques for allowing all voices their opportunity to participate and be heard, efforts to develop civic intelligence can quickly go awry.

Skilled facilitators with a passion for developing civic intelligence in any given situation are arguably the most important component for success.

An individual who is responsible for facilitating group discussions, making sure to keep the conversation on topic. Allowing others the opportunity to state their opinions or issues.