Facilitation Basics

Learn the key principles of good facilitation skills to save time and make unproductive meetings a thing of the past. Bring clear purpose to your meetings and keep them on track.

Objectives

  • Define the role of a facilitator
  • Understand different models and processes
  • Explore ideal group sizes and room layout

Benefits

  • Stand out from your peers with strong and effective facilitation skills
  • Save your organisation time, money and increase productivity
  • Increase your confidence in your ability to run successful and productive meetings

Who Needs This ?

This facilitator training course was created to help those lacking confidence or inexperienced in facilitation. It is best suited for people starting out on their journey as facilitators and those who haven’t had any formal training. This level of facilitator training is also suitable for anyone who would like to brush up on their basic facilitation skills.

A Facilitation Basics course is a perfect place to start before you attend more process specific facilitation skills training. Facilitator training is relevant to those with upcoming opportunities to practice their skills. These techniques apply to team meetings as well as formal sessions.

Previous participants tell us that this facilitator training gave them the grounding needed to facilitate effective sessions. They enjoyed learning the key aspects of good facilitation and couldn’t wait to try out their new facilitation skills.

How Do I Book?

We deliver all our courses in-house at the time and place of your choice, throughout the world. An in-house training course is a great way for your people to learn together. Clients tell us that skills are more likely to be used post-course if a team has attended the same course. 
 
Call 0203 111 9292 or contact us using the button below to talk to the team about your requirements and pricing.

What You Will Learn

Facilitation Basics teaches the key principles of good facilitation skills. Strong facilitation skills save time. You will learn to move a meeting or session from being unproductive to productive. You will also learn simple techniques for keeping a group on track.

Facilitation Basics will help you move from out-of-control situations to a systematic one. In one of our modules you will explore various models of facilitation. You will also sample of the different processes facilitator’s use. On a Facilitation Basics course you will also learn what types of situations make each model or process a good fit. During your facilitation skills training you will explore ways to manage personality types. You will also create strategies to encourage participants to engage and feel valued rather than risk bruising egos.

This course highlights the single greatest reason why sessions go wrong: no clear purpose. You will explore ways to ensure your groups have a clear common goal and good reasons for participating in your session.

A good facilitator paves the way for successful outcomes. They will save your organisation time, money and increase productivity. Tough conversations become easier. Group creativity  is allowed for and clear outcomes become normal. These skills are also good for meeting techniques, coaching sessions, conferences and workshop facilitation. A Facilitation Basics course  does what it says it will. It teaches basic facilitation skills that you can implement straight away.

This workshop is a great place to start before you go on and train in other licensed facilitation methodologies.

Course requirements

There are no requirements for this facilitation skills course. We recommend that you have upcoming opportunities to facilitate. Experience isn’t essential however you will benefit from sharing any situations where you’ve experienced a facilitated session. It will also help for you to bring any upcoming scenarios you’d like to discuss.You will receive a full workbook full of hints and tips and a certified Facilitation Basics trainer will lead your course. 

Chalmers International developed Facilitation Basics drawing on 20 years experience of running facilitated sessions and teaching facilitation courses. Chalmers International is a long-standing partner of Holst. Trainer certifications are offered for a Facilitation Basics course.

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help the discover it within themselves.

Galileo Galilei

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Our Unique Guarantee

  • If you are not satisfied with your training 3 months post-training, we will re-train your delegates for free
  • If after 6 months you are still not satisfied, we will refund the original training course fees
  • This has never happened, making us completely confident of your satisfaction

Fit-for-purpose

  • Training courses which deliver relevant learning outcomes
  • A safe learning environment
  • Interactive, engaging and memorable course content
  • Trainers who support you both during- and post-course as you put your new skills into action

Quality 

  • A single point of contact to arrange all the fine details of your workshop
  • Copyrighted training materials
  • Carefully selected trainers whose commitment to your learning matches ours
  • Excellent training venues in prime locations
Duration 1 Day
Participants Maximum 15
Prerequisites None
Trainer Certification Available? Yes
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