Facilitation Skills Training is the new cornerstone of management philosophy. While it focuses on fairness and creating an easy decision-making process. It is also creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation.
Good facilitators see and hear not only the obvious but are in tune with what else might be going on that isn’t quite so apparent. They have skills in interpreting the difficulties, resolving conflict, cutting through time-wasting and diversionary tactics, and, most importantly, enabling people to reach agreements and develop new practices that will work.
So think about the more important and crucial meetings in your workplace where everyone keeps going ’round in circles, and then imagine what clarity you could bring in the role of facilitator.
Facilitation Skills Training will give participants a better understanding of what a good facilitator can do to improve skills. It aims to help any organization make better decisions. Additionally, it will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about. This training will also give some tools that they can use to facilitate.
A strong understating of how a facilitator can command a room. Finally dictating the pace of a meeting will have participants on the road to becoming great facilitators.
Things You Might Need for this Course
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
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 1 The Peaceful Warrior
The role and purpose of facilitating
The Limits of Facilitation
Qualities of Effective Facilitation
LDP Review – facilitation preferences
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 2 Just Add People and Stir
The Ideal World
The Real World
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 3 Trusting in the Process
The Middle Bit
The End Bit
I never agreed to that! (keeping records)
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 4 Making Decisions
Tell me again, why are we here?
Divergent and Convergent Thinking
Building Consensus and Inclusive Solutions
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 5 Maximizing Interaction
Dealing with Challenges
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 6 Virtual facilitation
Facilitation Skills Training - Lesson 7 Reflections