Value studies requires different ways of communications. So, the person who is responsible on executing such crucial role has a great importance in SAVE International® certification. Obviously, in thinking about the communication styles of a value specialist, it is useful to divide it into two distinct roles: leader and facilitator.
SAVE International® recognizes nine Core Competencies, including
A Certified Value Specialist® (CVS®) is recognized by SAVE International® to have demonstrated knowledge of all components contained within all nine Core Competencies. By all means, knowledge is sufficient to lead value studies. One of these competencies is Team Facilitation.
Both Leader and Facilitator roles are important and each is appropriate for different types of functions and activities. Communication through leadership is active and assertive. Conversely, communication through facilitation is passive and restrained. There are also many levels in between these extremes.
Facilitator is one who is substantively neutral. And he has no substantive decision-making authority, who enables a group to:
- Improve how it identifies and solves problems,
- Makes decisions, and
- Increases the group’s effectiveness.
In the context of the Value Methodology, the term is used interchangeably with “Value Team Leader”.