Practical Facilitation Skills – 2 Day Online Workshop (PV254)
All our courses from September to December 2020 will be delivered as live, instructor-led sessions online. To register online please scroll down to the Register Online section.
If you’ve ever had occasion to facilitate or lead a meeting, you probably understand how challenging it can be. Not only do you need to stick to the agenda, you need to manage the group dynamics, and often, get everyone to agree on a decision. That is no easy task, especially when opinions and personalities conflict. Facilitation is part art and part science, and luckily, it is a skill that can be learned.
Leading a group through the facilitation process – rather than controlling the meeting – will result in participants fully supporting and taking ownership of the outcomes. Ensuring that all have been heard and have an opportunity to voice their opinions reduces negative backlash afterwards. After all, most people will accept not getting their way, but will resent not having their say.
Facilitation skills is one of the most important competencies professionals can develop for their career today. Meetings are unavoidable, and if you can manage them effectively and efficiently, you’ll be an asset to any organization.
In this dynamic and practical facilitation course, participants will learn how to gather information from a group, clarify and present ideas, remain neutral when appropriate, and gain consensus. They will learn strategies to manage group dynamics, how to deal with a group that is “stuck”, and techniques to keep the energy high. Participants will practice their new skills in a safe and supportive environment.
This is a two-day virtual live workshop.
Space is still available for all course dates listed, unless otherwise noted.
By the end of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:
To begin please select your organization's billing address province from the drop down list. (Note: If you are not with an organization, or you are registering personally, please select your own mailing address province.) If you are from out of Canada, please select ‘Out of Canada’ in the drop down.
Once you register the first attendee, you’ll have the ability to add additional attendees or purchase other workshops.
Sorry, to proceed with online registration you must select your location first. If you are unsure you may still register by phone or email.
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Who Should Attend This Course?
Anyone who leads meetings or wants to better manage the group decision-making process.
Does This Course Address Your Competency Development Needs?
This training workshop addresses:
• Analytical Thinking