Practical Facilitation Skills 

231-16

Interpersonal and communication skills

2 days (12h)
Open
Team
In-person
Virtual

Techniques to Manage Meetings Effectively and Efficiently


If you’ve ever had occasion to facilitation 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 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 feedback and 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 energy high. Participants will practice their new skills in a safe and supportive environment.

An open enrollment session allows you to learn and grow with people from different organizations.
Open to all members of the public.

$ 1050 plus tax

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Our clients

You’re in Good Company When You Choose PMC!
Here’s a partial list of our clients:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Assembly of First Nations
Canada Border Services Agency
Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (ANSMC)
Canada Revenue Agency
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canopy Growth Corporation
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Department of Family Services, Nunavut
Department of National Defence
Ellis Don Corporation
Employment and Social Development Canada
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Government of Nunavut
Government of Yukon
Groupe International Aéro Mag 2000 inc.
Irdeto
Kinaxis
Kakivak Association
Know History
Les Toitures Raymond & Assoc. Inc.
MacEwen Petroleum
MD Financial Management Inc.
Medical Council of Canada
Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
Moose Cree Education Authority
National Association of Federal Retirees
National Centre for First Nations Governance
National Judicial Institute
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Opiikapawaiin Services LP (OSLP)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
R.W. Tomlinson
Service Canada
Shopify
Sollio Cooperative Group
Victor Canada
Wemindji Cree Nation

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