Facilitation of Programs

Five Day Workshops

Facilitation I

This workshop is for those who have never done any facilitation before. It covers facilitation theory, techniques, and logistics, and teaches participants how to lead groups through the analysis of issues and problems, conflict resolution, decision-making, work planning (vision, mission, key result areas, objectives, goals and controls), action planning, and creativity processes. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to perform facilitations using a wide variety of processes.

Facilitation II

This workshop is designed for participants who have taken Facilitation I. It provides the theory, skills and confidence to lead large-scale interventions in an organization or community, involving such global processes as Change Management, Stakeholder Consultation, Strategic Planning, and Process Consultation and Intervention.

Two and Three Day Workshops

Basic Facilitation

This workshop is for those who have never done any facilitation before. It covers facilitation theory, techniques, and logistics, and teaches participants how to lead groups through the analysis of issues and problems, conflict resolution, and action planning. Other processes can be covered instead of the processes noted above. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to perform relatively simple facilitations.

Intermediate Facilitation

This workshop is for those who have taken the 3-day Basic Facilitation workshop, and is designed to provide participants with the additional skills to perform facilitations that are more complex. The workshop covers additional theory, and four processes from the following: decision making, creativity, needs analysis, conflict resolution, work planning (establishing a mission statement key results areas, priorities and time frames objectives goals and controls), and process mapping and improvement.

Advanced Facilitation

This workshop gives participants the skills to plan large-scale interventions, such as large group strategy sessions. It is for those who have taken the 3-day Basic and Intermediate Facilitation workshops. The workshop aims at perfecting the skills of the Intermediate Facilitator into those of a fully-fledged Process Consultant. The workshop covers more advanced processes, such as Strategic Planning, Operational Planning, Project Management, Total Quality Management, Change Management, and Process Consultation and Intervention.

Facilitation for Managers

This workshop gives managers an overview of facilitation theory, techniques and logistics, and provides the skills necessary to make effective use of facilitation services. The workshop aims at ensuring that managers have sufficient grasp of the theory and practice of facilitation that they can clearly express their needs and expectations to Facilitators.

Duration

Depending on the detail required from the community this workshop can be anywhere from 1-5 days in duration.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Choosing the appropriate process for helping a group or team accomplish its task
  • Establishing the appropriate environment for conducting process sessions
  • Using the techniques of facilitation to greatest effect
  • Moving from one process or technique of facilitation to another smoothly
  • Adopting the facilitation behavior that is appropriate to the group and task
  • Researching process sessions to ensure continuous improvement in process and techniques
  • Coaching others in facilitation
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