Facilitation Skills

Engage your people with great facilitation skills!

Facilitation skills training for better outcomes!

Facilitation skills help to drive a group to clear outcomes. They enable a facilitator to engage a group, reduce arguments and save everyone time. Leaders use these skills all the time. They don’t just facilitate meetings or sessions but also conversations. They will also use these skills when they coach or mentor. Leaders that know the value of taking time to think will also use facilitation skills to guide their personal thinking time.

“The new leader is a facilitator, not an order giver.”
 – John Naisbit

Several of our clients have made the investment and decided to build the facilitation skills of the people in their business. Their reasons for doing so include:

  • Getting the best out of meetings and their people.
  • Better/faster group decisions.
  • More effective group problem solving and creativity.

Our facilitation skills courses:

Dr Edward de Bono

We offer a wide range of courses in our facilitation skills training suite. This includes the famous workshops of Dr Edward de Bono. Edward de Bono is well known for his parallel thinking workshop, ‘Six Thinking Hats’. He was first to coin the phrase Lateral Thinking and develop the Lateral Thinking training course. Edward de Bono’s  Course in Creativity combines the Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking ) workshops. This three-day workshop is terrific for organisations developing their innovation programmes and a good foundation in creativity training.


We are proud to offer our clients RapidConsensus™. RapidConsensus™ is a fantastic 1-day workshop that teaches a model to help groups reach consensus on the best way forward. Here the participants design a preferred future outcome to work towards rather than trying to perfect the present. A RapidConsensus™ course will help break the habit of leaping to actions too fast. We highly recommend RapidConsensus™ as part of your facilitation skills training.

Facilitation Basics

Not everyone is an experienced facilitator. For those just starting out we offer Facilitation Basics. It provides new facilitators with basic facilitation skills. You’ll leave with plenty of hints and tips you can apply straight away. This facilitation skills training also offers a great grounding in the principles and processes involved in facilitation skills. This is a terrific introductory course.

Creative Teams

For fast creativity sessions we bring you Creative Teams. Creative Teams is a creativity course teaching several creativity techniques that facilitators can use in short ideas generation sessions.

Effective Teams

For team development we have Effective Teams. Effective Teams uses the McQuaig Psychometric System to facilitate team sessions. An Effective Teams Course will lead to better understanding of the strengths of individuals within that team. It will show you how use those strengths to increase team dynamics for better teamwork and team outcomes.

Trainer Certifications

Our team of Master Trainers provide trainer certifications in all these workshops. If you’d like to train your own people in-house in any of these courses we’d be happy to discuss ways to make that happen.

Why train your own team?

Training a team of internal facilitators also provides a resource for the whole organisation. This can:

  • Save money hiring external experts.
  • Create a proactive culture.
  • Lead to more effective collaboration within the business.

When your people to undertake facilitation skills training you give them the tools to hold a group in process. They will learn how to create the right conditions for their peers to contribute in a safe environment.

We recommend new facilitators learn our range of processes so they can adapt to the needs of any given situation. This will help make sessions interesting and achieve better outcomes. There are seven courses in our facilitation skills training suite. These courses provide the wide toolbox facilitators’ need when facing a variety of scenarios and driving for different outcomes.

Choose to develop the facilitation skills of your people within your organisation with our courses. Or why not work with our team of facilitators on specific situations? Either way you will not be disappointed with the results.

We offer a full range of facilitation skills trainer certifications. This way your internal trainers can train your people in-house. This gives you the freedom to role out programmes at a pace and times that suits your organisation.

‘Rapid Consensus’ is copyright 2019 and trademark of Waterfield Consulting PTY LTD. All de Bono trademarks are copyright and trademarks registered to Edward de Bono Ltd. ‘The Polished Presenter’, ‘Dynamic Speaking’, ‘Facilitation Basics’, and ‘Creative Teams’ are registered and unregistered trademarks of Chalmers International Pty Ltd.

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