Facilitation First is committed to promoting the highest level of meeting design and facilitation best practices. We are unparalleled in our field and work tirelessly to improve, perfect and update our training content to remain highly relevant to all industries.
In fact, our programs have been through rigorous review and the following organizations have reviewed and approved our facilitation skills programs as being essential to obtaining and maintaining professional accreditation in their respective fields.
Our workshop, Facilitating Meetings With Ease is now an IAF Endorsed™ Training Program. The International Association of Facilitators (IAF) is a professional association that sets internationally accepted industry standards, provides accreditation, supports a community of practice, advocates and educates on the power of facilitation while embracing the diversity of facilitators.
Whether you are considering applying for the IAF’s Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation or would like to develop your facilitation skills to run more effective internal meetings at your organization, Facilitating Meetings With Ease equips learners with a wide array of foundational tools, techniques and practice.
Facilitation First has been a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.®) with PMI® since 2006. To earn the R.E.P.® designation, a provider must meet or exceed rigorous standards for quality and effectiveness as defined by PMI®. PMI® has long recognized that solid meeting facilitation skills are critical to succeed in the role and in transitioning from project administrator to project leader. Facilitation First has trained hundreds of Project Managers to become more confident and competent meeting leaders.
Our Facilitating Meetings with Ease workshop is now aligned with the newly introduced Talent Triangle, which represents the skill set that global organizations have deemed critical for project practitioners. Project Managers who successfully complete our workshop will earn 10 Leadership and 4 Strategic and Business Management Professional Development Units.
The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) has approved our Facilitating Meetings With Ease and Facilitating Through Conflict Workshops. CMC-Canada fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession. CMC-Canada administers, and its provincial Institutes confer, the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation in Canada.
Facilitating Meetings with Ease, our most popular workshop, has been pre-approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association. As an HRPA member, you will now be able to claim 14 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for attending Facilitating Meetings with Ease.
Core facilitation skills have long been a critical competency area for any Human Resources professional who needs to lead collaborative group dialogue. Whether you are gathering input, problem solving, conducting needs analyses, team building or supporting your internal client leaders as they lead critical meetings, our program will equip you with the tools, techniques and practice to lead these meetings with confidence.