Advanced Facilitation Skills

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Facilitator's Design Toolkit

One of the most challenging skills for a developing facilitator is learning which process tools or activities to use for a particular meeting and in what order. How do you create a natural flow to the dialogue, build trust and fully leverage the expertise in the room?

In this one-day workshop participants will explore the critical elements of great meeting design and expand their “toolkits” by learning and practicing highly engaging, proven process tools and techniques. Based on class needs, we will delve into problem solving, consultative feedback, ideation or decision making processes that can be applied in your very next meeting. The workshop has also been designed to utilize a curated collection of some of our favorite techniques!

  • Gain a deeper understanding of facilitation best practices
  • Learn the core elements of great meeting design
  • Expand your personal facilitator’s toolkit with clarity around which tool to use in a variety of different meetings
  • Practice using our simple tools and templates

Anyone who facilitates complex group dialogue requiring a more structured meeting design:

  • Professional and aspiring Facilitators
  • Change management professionals
  • Human resources professionals
  • Stakeholder engagement professionals
  • Business improvement or IT consultants
  • Internal Consultants or team leaders

Participants must have completed the two-day Facilitating Meetings with Ease (or comparable program) to attend.

  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods participants can refer to when applying new skills to the meeting room
  • Certificate of Completion
  • This workshop is a core element of the Facilitative Leadership Certificate Program

We regularly conduct public classes that are open to individual facilitators or groups from within organizations. The course is conducted over two days.

Register For Facilitator's Design Toolkit (1 Day)

Note About Payments

We do not offer the ability to pay online since we need to ensure you have any applicable pre-requisites and are granted any discounts you or your organization may be eligible for. You will have the option to secure your spot in the class by paying with either a credit card or by cheque.

Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 20 business days before the start of a workshop, you will be eligible for a full refund.
If you cancel 15-20 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. A $150 per participant administration fee will apply for the courtesy transfer and will be charged at the time of the cancellation.
For cancellations received less than 15 days before the start of a workshop or if you fail to attend, neither a refund nor a courtesy transfer will be issued.

Our training is offered on-site, right where you are. It is one of the most cost effective and convenient ways for group training. Our workshops can be targeted or customized to meet your specific needs. An in-house session also enhances the relationships between learners, laying the foundation for partnerships that go far beyond the session.

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Facilitator's Design Toolkit (1 Day)

If you have large populations of staff who lead meetings, Facilitation First certifies on-site client facilitators to teach our content and adapt it to your organization’s needs at a fraction of the cost required to pay external facilitators.

Certifying your in-house trainers in our programs will also enhance process facilitation expertise, providing more insight into facilitating meetings. Not only are you enhancing trainer competency, you are developing a cadre of internal facilitators!

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