What is the difference between a facilitator, trainer and presenter?

Some people call themselves trainers and other facilitators. However, is “facilitator” really an appropriate term when the “facilitator” exclusively lectures and uses Power Point? Are facilitating a strategic planning session and teaching someone how to do that really the same thing? The root of the word “Educe,” literally means “to bring out.” The root of “facilitate,” of course, is “facile,” or to make a process “easy.” It’s no wonder confusion exists. The greatest trainers and facilitators do share many characteristics and behaviours. However, the role of trainer and facilitator are ineluctably different…

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