Advanced Facilitation Skills

Do you know the key processes and techniques that make a great facilitator? Facilitating sessions can be rewarding and successful when you have the right tools.

In this workshop, you will develop the confidence and skills you need to facilitate, teach, lead and present to audiences of any size. You will sharpen your ability to use facilitation techniques to effectively manage group dynamics and polish your questioning techniques. You will also discover how to adapt your facilitation style to accommodate the various groups you work with.

By the end of the workshop, you will have developed your own facilitation skills self-assessment checklist to use when facilitating sessions.

This workshop focuses on...

  • defining the role of a facilitator
  • determining what to prepare before the session to ensure its success
  • identifying techniques that encourage participation
  • determining how to apply questioning and active listening techniques
  • creating a positive environment for sharing ideas and opinions
  • handling a variety of difficult situations
  • overcoming the challenges you encounter when facilitating

OPTIONAL SECOND FACILITATION SESSION (additional fee)

In the optional Day 2, you will put into practise the skills learned in Day 1 by facilitating a 20-minute session of your choice. Following your session, you will receive a debrief and the facilitator will provide a completed assessment. This session is also a great opportunity to observe and act as a participant for up to five additional sessions.

This workshop focuses on...

  • creating a positive environment for sharing ideas and opinions
  • building trust and integrity with the group, and encouraging participation and engagement
  • using questioning and active listening techniques to facilitate effectively and test for understanding
  • selecting appropriate activities and facilitating them effectively
  • handling a variety of difficult situations
  • reading the room and making design adjustments to meet the group’s needs
  • providing constructive feedback
Skills category: Presentation and Facilitation
Upcoming public training dates: November 16, 2022