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Facilitation Style and Techniques

Bringing control and process to group discussion [SELF-FUNDING]

Certification: Individual Program, Leadership Certification, Advanced Leadership Certification
Languages: English

About the course

Meetings, workshop, and impromptu sessions are great opportunities to innovate, solve problems and make decisions with the collective intelligence of a group. On the other hand, these gatherings are also a frequent source of frustration that many people would rather avoid, protecting their productive working hours.

This underscores the importance and power of facilitation – the art of making group discussions participative and more effective.

This course aims to train leaders how to manage the environment to bring focus, process, respect, and empowerment to the group. It will show you how to harness the collective mind in these sessions through preparation, focus, managing group dynamics, and closing of the session.

You will learn
  • Importance of preparation in meetings and workshop sessions
  • How to understand the session objectives through the stakeholders
  • The art of igniting, exciting, empowering, and involving
  • Establishing the direction and path
  • Techniques for keeping and giving control
  • How to ask great questions, listen, and connect
  • Effective management of disruptive behavior
  • Strategies for gaining consensus
  • How to keep energy levels up in the session
  • Creating the right agenda for the session
  • How to manage and influence group dynamics
Who should attend

Leaders wishing to harness and lead discussions aimed to empower those involved as a means to achieve results.

Personal benefits
  • Improved relationships with employees
  • Strengthened confidence and motivation to lead
  • Greater success rate in achieving strategic initiatives
  • Gain confidence in running sessions where peers, reports, and leaders are involved
Organizational benefits
  • More productive working sessions and meetings
  • Increased efficiency and organization in group sessions
  • Better focus of energy in meetings
  • Bring a voice to all, increasing collaboration and empowerment
  • Unlock mindsets of individuals with true potential
  • Improve retention of top staff
  • Engage employees at all levels
  • Multiple instructor-supported coaching sessions
  • 32 hours of coach-supported theory and application-based coaching
  • 3 hours of post-course coach support
  • 360-degree facilitation practice
  • Learning supplements
  • LMS access for 1 year
Session Leader
Not Available
Session Date / Time
Delivery Options
  • Option 1: Non-scheduled cohort learning
  • Option 2: Scheduled session dates
Course Content
  • Learn what a facilitator is
  • Learn the skills and qualities of an effective facilitator
  • Learn the role of the facilitator
  • Preparing for a successful session
  • Getting the session started
  • Focusing the group
  • Bringing focus to the session (techniques)
  • Information gathering
  • Closing the session
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