Effective Facilitation
“Harness the Productivity of Groups through
Effective Facilitation”
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Effective Facilitation Development


Effective facilitation is a sought after skill in most organisational contexts to encourage full participation, promote mutual understanding and help groups and teams to reach higher levels of consensus, and a deeper commitment to agreements.

This programme introduces theory, and various tools and techniques, with real work examples.
There is also ample opportunity for skills practice, tutor input and group feedback

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Why Enrol?

  • Understand the nature and scope of facilitations
  • Obtain a firm grasp of the interplay between content, procedure and process
  • Understand the systemic nature of focussing groups quickly and effectively on a common purpose and result
  • Understand, plan and facilitate the cyclical nature of a group process
  • Design, develop and facilitate interventions appropriate to varying situations
  • Develop competence in dealing with difficult people and situations
  • Recognise and manage group dynamics
  • Develop greater personal impact and confidence as a facilitator
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About Facilitation:
Understand the role of the facilitator
• Understand the nature and benefits of facilitation
• Fundamental competencies of a facilitator to establish and maintain credibility
Managing the Content:
Working with outcomes – What are you trying to achieve during the session?
• Planning the event – beginnings, middles and endings
• Understanding the ‘Ultimate Facilitation Compass’
• Interventions – icebreakers and energisers, divergent, convergent and closure
Managing the Process:
Creating safety through visibility and contracting
• Going slow to go fast
• Techniques for group problem solving
• Tools and techniques for managing process (e.g. Ishikawa diagram, gap analysis)
Managing Groups and Individuals:
What happens in workshops
• Groups – why are we interested in groups?
• Group dynamics – techniques for managing dynamics
• Self-awareness as a facilitator
• Difficult people and situations
Practical skills workshops
Planning what to do next – how to apply the learning

Who Should Attend?

This programme is for anyone who is involved in facilitating groups, whether as part of a formal meeting, a training course or general facilitation of groups in the workplace.  This could include:

– Learning and Development Professionals
– HR Professionals
– Business Partners (IT, Business Analysis’s, Finance, etc)
– Project Managers
– Team Leaders

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