Entering the Field

This page provides information about the timing of respondents’ entrance into the field, their background and preparation, and their training experience. Please see the Discussion page to discuss these results.

Moving from Interest to Practice

Median year of initial interest: 1996

Median year of first facilitation: 1998

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Background and Preparation

Prior Practice

Seventy-one percent of respondents have an advanced degree or certificate. Those advanced degrees are in a wide variety of specialties:

Advanced Degrees


Seventy-two percent of respondents have participated in at least one training program. Those with training experience had participated in 2.4 training programs on average.

Training Programs

The most common trainings in the “Other” category were National Issues Forums trainings, alternative dispute resolution and conflict resolution trainings, group process trainings, Future Search trainings, and Appreciative Inquiry trainings. Training Instructor

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