As a facilitator, you own the meeting process design – a set of deliberately sequenced activities intended to lead to achieving an outcome(s). Yet 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 two, half-day workshop participants will explore the critical elements of great meeting design and expand their “toolkits” by learning and working with 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. This workshop has been designed to utilize a curated collection of some of our favorite techniques!
Anyone who facilitates complex group dialogue requiring a more structured meeting design:
Participants must have completed the two-day Facilitating Meetings with Ease (or comparable program) to attend.
We regularly conduct public classes that are open to individuals or groups. Complete this form to register.
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Note About Payments
We do not offer the ability to pay online so that we can ensure you 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 Interac e-Transfer.
Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy (In-person classrooms only)
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.
Public Workshop Participant Cancellation Policy (Virtual classrooms only)
If you cancel more than 5 business days before the start of a workshop, Facilitation First will allow one courtesy transfer to be used in a future virtual public workshop of equal or lesser value. This must be used within 12 months. If you cancel less than 5 business days or fail to attend, neither a transfer nor a refund 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.
For more information regarding our on-site training, complete this form.
Facilitator’s Design Symposium (2 half days)
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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