“Thank you to the facilitator for letting us get on with it and jumping in at the right places. That really made it easier.”
The intelligence, competence, and willingness of participants in a workshop will by no means guarantee a good result. If there were consensus, the meeting would probably not be necessary in the first place.
Real professionals can gauge that and know when to look for support. Because that saves everyone time and nerves and, needless to say, money for the organization.
We do not facilitate workshops where the result is already known beforehand but the participants themselves are supposed to discover it: don’t waste your time.