This Advanced Facilitation Skills Training course is designed to help managers and other company leaders become more effective facilitators.

The Advanced Course by PD Training covers the following topics: the role of a facilitator, how to differentiate facilitation from instruction and training, the various facilitation tools and techniques and a deep understanding of facilitation vocabulary.  You also learn how to use facilitation skills in managing perspectives, group preparation, building agreements, defining roles and common grounds and leading other group activities.

This in-depth, 2-day training course is available across the U.S., including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Jackson, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio and Seattle.

Facilitation Skills Training Course

Your Learning Outcomes
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course

This short and dynamic training course is the fastest way to develop skills in effective facilitation so that goals can be reached on time, every time.

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:

  • Distinguish facilitation from instruction and training
  • Identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation
  • Understand the difference between content and process
  • Understand the stages of team development and ways to help teams through each stage
  • Use common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive
  • Define your role in facilitating
  • Establish ground rules
  • Develop content and process
  • Deal with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
  • Develop communication skills
  • Find for common ground
  • Use common facilitation techniques
  • Give effective feedback
  • Understand facilitation vocabulary
  • Deal with difficult people and situations
  • Build sustainable agreements
  • Understand the stages of team development
  • Use analysis tools
Duration: 2.0 day course



Reviews

Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course Reviews:

"I got a lot out of the sessions and am grateful for some of the tools that can help me in the future. Thank you very much. the course was relevant to my needs and the trainer was engaging and knowledgeable - never a dull moment and wasn't pushed into doing things or put on the spot. enjoyed the 2 day session and didn't think 'oh no I have another day of this!"

"I enjoyed the training. I feel like it is real interesting. I came out of there with more confidence for myself. The trainer was very cooperative and very energetic. Thank you for all your help."

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Course Outline
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course

Download Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course Outline

Foreword:

Skill development in facilitation is essential for performing expertly. During this deep dive training course in facilitation skills, participants learn to distinguish facilitation from instruction and training, establish ground rules, develop facilitation techniques, give effective feedback, understand the stages of team development, and more.

Facilitation Skills Training Course

Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 1
The Trusted Conductor
  • A framework for facilitating with complexity
  • Group Capacities
  • LDP Review
  • Assessing and Convening
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 2
Divergent Thinking
  • Listing Ideas - Brainstorming
  • Small Group Work
  • Individual Writing
  • Gap Analysis
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 3
Convergent Thinking
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Pre-Defined Criteria
  • Straw Votes
  • Gap Analysis
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Paradigm Shifting Techniques
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 4
Arriving at a Decision
  • Decision Rules
  • Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
  • Scales of Agreement
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 5
People Management Strategies
  • When and how to intervene
  • Groupthink
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 6
Facilitating Specific Processes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course - Lesson 7
Reflections
  • Create an Action Plan
  • References

Client Site Training We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Live Online or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

Invites people to training

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Feedback Report Example

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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Training APIs

It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

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