With today’s rapid pace of change and the need to disseminate information quickly, many organizations rely on internal staff to train their colleagues on new products, processes or other critical information. However, many clients tell us that these training sessions often fail to achieve learning objectives because as long as learners are passively sitting and listening, they are likely not learning very much.
As trainers and teachers, the single most challenging thing to do is step off the podium and into the role of facilitator of learning. Real learning takes place when the trainer stops talking and invites learners to start talking and participate in the process. To do this, trainers need to practice the skills and processes of “facilitative training”.
This workshop is designed to equip participants with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to conduct active, engaging learning events with confidence. Participants will engage in a highly interactive day with many opportunities to practice new skills and receive coaching in a safe environment.
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.
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Training with Ease (1 or 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!
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