Thanks to Adriana Cronin Lucas for sharing this quote from G K Chesteron:
Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance
That captures something important about facilitation. Although I understand the idea of being neutral between parties in conflict I think it’s bogus to affect objectivity. I see my job as showing up to what’s going on, bringing my own subjective responses. Sure, I make choices about how I manage them, but fake neutrality is no use to anyone.