Developing Your Professional Practice

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Training with Ease

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.

  • An understanding of how adults learn and individual learning styles
  • An array of techniques to increase group and individual participation in learning
  • Methods and practices for becoming a “facilitator of learning” versus teacher/lecturer
  • Strategies to deal with resistance, conflict and dysfunctional behaviours in the classroom
  • Subject Matter Experts who have been asked to provide product, process or policy training
  • HR Professionals
  • IT Professionals who are providing user training
  • Instructional Designers/Developers who want to better understand how to engage learners
  • A workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods they can refer to when transitioning new skills to the meeting room

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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.

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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