Facilitation Skills Deep Dive Training Course

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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

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  • 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 day course

    The best adult learning experience

    The best adult learning experience


    PD Training is dedicated to immersive and inspirational learning experiences for busy adults. We believe courseware should keep pace with changes in workplaces and technology.

    So we have written our very own Signature Series that incorporates best practice in modern learner engagement, and continually improves based on trainer feedback, participant feedback and innovations in best practice.

    Welcome to the best adult learning experience in the industry, we look forward to your feedback and suggestions.


    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

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    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
    • Create an Action Plan
    • References

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    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

    Delivery Options for In-house training
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    3-hour Power Sessions
    3 hour power session
    Full-day training
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    Activities and discussion

    To Be Engaged All Day

    Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    Client Site and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

    Price coaching

    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

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    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

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    Multi-modal Reinforcement

    Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

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