This Facilitation Skills training course provides leaders or managers with the ability to guide, assist or make it easy for their groups or teams to achieve their goals through productive and efficient meetings, planning sessions and related activities.

The PD Training Facilitation Skills course covers the following topics: definition and purpose of facilitation, role of the facilitator, the various tools and techniques to be used for effective facilitation, how to deal with disruptions and difficult group members, managing expectations and much more.

This comprehensive 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.

Looking for something more advanced? Try the Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course

Your Learning Outcomes
Facilitation Skills Training Course

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Define facilitation & identify its purpose
  • Understand the benefits of good facilitation
  • Master the role & focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process & content of a group discussion
  • Learn effective tools for preparing for an effective facilitation session
  • Master techniques for effective facilitation from Tuckman & Jensen's stages of group development (forming, storming, norming & performing)
  • Learn how to help a group reach a consensus and a final solution, by encouraging participation
  • Practice techniques for dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions & difficult people in a group setting
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and learn how to implement them
Duration: 1.0 day course



Reviews

Facilitation Skills Training Course Reviews:

"It by far has been the best course I have ever attended and to say that it was life changing is an understatement. “I got it”, I mended relationships and speak up for myself, and this is huge! So thank you and I seriously want my children to experience this as I know it will enable live powerful lives and not wait 50 years to learn it."


"I think role playing while uncomfortable is very important in laying a good foundation for these types of skills."

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Course Outline
Facilitation Skills Training Course

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Foreword:

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating easy decision making, facilitation can make any organization make better decisions.

This Facilitation training course will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings.

Looking for something more advanced? Try the Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course

Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 1
The Peaceful Warrior
  • The role and purpose of facilitating
  • The Limits of Facilitation
  • Qualities of Effective Facilitation
  • LDP Review – facilitation preferences
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 2
Just Add People and Stir
  • The Ideal World
  • The Real World
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 3
Trusting in the Process
  • Preparation
  • Starting Off
  • The Middle Bit
  • The End Bit
  • I never agreed to that! (keeping records)
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 4
Making Decisions
  • Tell me again, why are we here?
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking
  • Building Consensus and Inclusive Solutions
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 5
Maximising Interaction
  • Exercising Control
  • Encouraging Participation
  • Dealing with Challenges
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 6
Virtual facilitation
  • Preparation
  • Technology
  • Maintaining Engagement
  • Reflection
Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 7
Reflections
  • Create an Action Plan
  • Accountability = Action
  • 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)

Invite People icon

Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

Generate Sign In Sheet Icon

Generates Branded Flyer

If you if you want to ‘promote’ internally

Generate Branded Flyer Example

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.

Measure metrics your way

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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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