Core Facilitation Skills

Facilitating Meetings with Ease

A well-run meeting creates alignment, clarity and motivates a group to action. Ineffective meetings lead to frustration, wasted resources and a disengaged staff. With so many organizations recognizing the prohibitive cost of unproductive meetings, it is no wonder that meeting facilitation has become a core competency for anyone who works with groups to achieve critical outcomes. Whether you’re new to facilitation or have years of experience, this workshop provides a unique opportunity to enhance your mastery of facilitating any group situation. Learn essential skills from certified, expert trainers who have taught meeting facilitation skills for years and experience a dynamic and totally interactive learning environment.

Our Facilitating with Ease workshop has been honed by Ingrid Bens, author of the national bestselling books ‘Facilitating with Ease and ‘Facilitation at a Glance!’. With thousands of participants rating the course an average 4.5 out of 5, we provide an experiential workshop process that equips learners with simple yet powerful tools that they can apply in their next meeting.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the roles, core values and behaviours of meeting facilitators
  • Work with powerful process tools and techniques
  • Develop your confidence in handling resistance and dysfunctional behaviours
  • Receive personal feedback and coaching
  • Practice new tools in a safe learning environment
  • Project Managers – earn 14 PDUs
  • Human Resources Professionals – earn CPD hours
  • Managers of any level
  • Professionals who need to increase buy-in and decrease resistance in group settings
  • Six Sigma and Lean Professionals
  • Internal or external Consultants
  • Team Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone who leads meetings
  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods participants can refer to when applying new skills to the meeting room
  • A Reference Text – ‘Facilitating With Ease!’ by Ingrid Bens – filled with 240 pages of pragmatic tips, tools and techniques
  • Certificate of Completion 
  • 14 PDU’s through PMI®
  • 14 CPD hours through HRPA
  • 14 Continuing Professional Development Points, through CMC

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

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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.

For more information regarding our on-site training, complete this form.

Facilitating Meetings with Ease (2 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!

To learn more, complete this request.

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