Course Overview

Course: Facilitation Skills

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process. Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will give participants a better understanding of what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering.

 

The Facilitation Skills course can help any organization make better decisions. This workshop will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings. A strong understating of how a facilitator can command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting will have participants on the road to becoming great facilitators themselves.

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Course Objectives

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator’s role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen’s stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach a consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them
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Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives

Module Two: Understanding Facilitation

  • What is Facilitation?
  • What is a Facilitator?
  • When is Facilitation Appropriate?

Module Three: Process vs. Content

  • About Process
  • About Content
  • A Facilitator"s Focus

Module Four: Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a Facilitated Approach
  • Planning for a Facilitated Meeting
  • Collecting Data

Module Five: Tuckman and Jensen"s Model of Team Development

  • Stage One: Forming
  • Stage Two: Storming
  • Stage Three: Norming
  • Stage Four: Performing

Module Six: Building Consensus

  • Encouraging Participation
  • Gathering Information
  • Presenting Information
  • Synthesizing and Summarizing
Module Seven: Reaching a Decision Point

  • Identifying the Options
  • Creating a Short List
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Using the Multi-Option Technique

Module Eight: Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing Disruptions
  • Common Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them
  • Helping the Group Resolve Issues on Their Own

Module Nine: Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using Ground Rules to Prevent Dysfunction
  • Restating and Reframing Issues
  • Getting People Back on Track

Module Ten: About Intervention

  • Why Intervention May Be Necessary
  • When to Intervene
  • Levels of Intervention

Module Eleven: Intervention Techniques

  • Using Your Processes
  • Boomerang it Back
  • ICE It: Identity, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to Resolve

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Course Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: Supervisors, Managers

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.