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Table 2 Facilitation roles undertaken exclusively by EFs and IFTs

From: External facilitators and interprofessional facilitation teams: a qualitative study of their roles in supporting practice change

Nine roles exclusive to EFs Three roles exclusive to IFTs
• Providing skills training • Using storytelling
• Stimulating critical inquiry and assisting groups to develop/refine specific project-related questions • Discussing specific cases/experiences within the scope of the project
• Thinking ahead in the process • Linking implementation actions to outcomes
• Performing meeting evaluations  
• Tailoring/adapting facilitation services to the local setting  
• General administrative planning  
• Listening actively, clarifying and summarizing the information  
• Observing group members’ behaviors  
• Sharing benchmarking results from multiple sites to encourage team