Advanced Facilitation Skills Training

Advanced Facilitation Skills Training

Course Description

Great facilitators constantly seek ways to be more effective at presenting to others. Advanced Facilitation Skills Training can help those who are masters of the basics of facilitation. However, they are still looking for more skills to enhance their presentations.

Advanced Facilitation Skills Training is for experienced facilitators who can enhance their facilitation skills in working with teams. It also helps participants hone their fundamental facilitation skills. Whether managing more complicated group situations, they build agreements or understand team development stages. This course will also teach them to use standard process tools to make presentations more straightforward and productive.

Effective facilitation skills are needed to build consensus around a topic, ask questions that guide a group toward an action plan, and manage participants inclined not to engage with one another. Earning this facilitation certificate will help you move beyond relying on fundamental facilitation techniques.

Discover critical concepts and tools that foster effective facilitation for C-level executives and other audiences. Practice your new techniques, get peer feedback, and walk away with new strategies you can use to take your next meeting to a higher level.

This hands-on training is designed to move you beyond fundamental facilitation skills and into the realm of higher-level meeting facilitation. You will also practice techniques, receive feedback, and walk away with new strategies.

Course Objectives

  • Distinguish facilitation from instruction and training
  • Identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation
  • Understand the difference between content and process
  • Understand the stages of team development and ways to help teams through each stage
  • Use common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive
  • Define your role in facilitating
  • Establish ground rules
  • Develop content and process
  • Deal with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
  • Develop communication skills
  • Find for common ground
  • Use common facilitation techniques
  • Give effective feedback
  • Understand facilitation vocabulary
  • Deal with difficult people and situations
  • Build sustainable agreements
  • Understand the stages of team development
  • Use analysis tools

Course Modules

Lesson 1 – The Trusted Conductor
  • A framework for Facilitating with Complexity
  • Group Capacities
  • LDP Review
  • Assessing and Convening
  • Reflection
Lesson 2 – Divergent Thinking
  • Listing Ideas – Brainstorming
  • Small Group Work
  • Individual Writing
  • Gap Analysis
  • Reflection
Lesson 3 – Convergent Thinking
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Pre-Defined Criteria
  • Straw Votes
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Paradigm Shifting Techniques
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reflection
Lesson 4 – Arriving at a Decision
  • Decision Rules
  • Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
  • Scales of Agreement
  • Reflection
Lesson 5 – People Management Strategies
  • When and how to intervene
  • Groupthink
  • Reflection
Lesson 6 – Facilitating Specific Processes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Reflection
Lesson 7 – Reflections
  • Create an Action Plan
  • References

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