Developing Your Facilitation Skills

Course Summary

Group working is an essential part of modern organisational life and a group’s effectiveness is often greatly influenced by the ability of the facilitator working with the group. The facilitator acts as an enabler, bringing different people together to produce results greater than those that could be achieved individually.

This is one of our most popular one-day courses and is delivered in a highly interactive and engaging manner in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We will explore the science of facilitation and take part in a range of facilitation scenarios.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will:

  • Have a good understanding of how to facilitate effectively
  • Understand the difference between teaching, mentoring, coaching and facilitating
  • Have become aware of the three basic principles of facilitation
  • Have explored how to create a safe environment for effective facilitation
  • Have identified the top skills/qualities of an excellent facilitator
  • Have participated in a range of practical facilitation scenarios.

Course Content:

  • What is facilitation – the three basic principles
  • Exploring the difference between teaching, mentoring, coaching and facilitating.
  • Identifying the skills/qualities of an excellent facilitator.
  • Building rapport with your audience and creating a safe environment
  • Practising asking open-ended questions, being a great listener, observing and giving feedback
  • Different questioning techniques – spotlight questions, floodlight questions, asking only one question at a time, being comfortable with silence
  • Being a group coach – the pitfalls to avoid
  • Facilitate and participate in a variety of facilitated group discussions around issues/challenges that are current and relevant to your organisation
  • Identifying the key learning points from the facilitated group discussions

One-Day Programme Format

Leading Edge Leadership’s one-day programmes are designed to make a powerful impact on what your people do and how they do it.

Our one-day face-to-face training programmes are scheduled from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. We deliver all our one-day programmes as in-company programmes.

Our team of ten highly experienced trainers provide a truly engaging learning experience.

  • Developing Your Facilitation Skills works best with a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 participants.
  • We provide copies of the PPT slides and any handouts/profiles for each participant.
  • This one-day face-to-face programme costs £1800 per day (plus VAT) – working out at £112.50 per attendee with 16 attendees.

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