Advanced Facilitation Training

Facilitator’s Design Symposium

7 Hours
This course is part of the Certificate Program


As a facilitator, you own the meeting process design – a series of deliberately sequenced activities intended to lead to a targeted set of outcomes. Yet the most challenging skill for a developing facilitator is learning which process tools or activities to use to create a natural flow to the dialogue, build trust and fully leverage the expertise in the room.

In this workshop, participants will explore the critical elements of great meeting design and expand their “toolkit” 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.


By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively scope out and prepare for highly collaborative group meetings
  • 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
  • Receive coaching and feedback from Master Facilitator and Meeting Doctor, Michael Goldman, using your own upcoming meeting design
  • Learn how techniques and engagement strategies taught and modelled in our 2 x Half Day Virtual Delivery apply specifically to virtual meetings

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

  • Facilitating Meetings With Ease or Facilitating Meetings That Work (or comparable foundational facilitation skills training)

  • A Participant Workbook filled with templates, reminders and methods you can refer to when applying new skills in your meetings
  • Certificate of Completion
In-House Training
Our training is offered in-house, both virtually and in your premises.
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Facilitator’s Design Symposium
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