“THE NEW LEADER IS A FACILITATOR, NOT AN ORDER GIVER.”
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Managers, leaders and other professionals are increasingly asked to facilitate meetings of all kinds, including sales meetings, project meetings, team meetings, focus groups, consultations, and so on – the list is endless! Having great facilitation skills will boost your ability to help others maximise their contribution in a wide variety of team or group situations. Stimulating and managing group dynamics can deliver highly effective results.
In this course you’ll develop a better understanding of the role of the facilitator, how it differs from, for example, chairing a meeting, delivering a briefing or running a training session, and how facilitation techniques can add value to all those situations and more.
Common questions we hear from those attending this course include:
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to develop their facilitation skills.
1. Welcome and introductions
2. What is ‘facilitation’?
3. The SEECA facilitation process
4. Facilitation modes and styles
5. Shape – planning your session
6. Engage – starting the session
7. Explore – helping the group unpack the issues
8. Explore (cont’d) – group problem solving
9. Summary and close
2. Explore (cont’d) – group dynamics and conflict
3. Conclude – helping the group reach decisions
4. Act – committing to action
5. Virtual facilitation
6. Practise sessions
7. Action planning and close
You’ll be asked to bring along an outline for a 10-15 minute facilitated session, though there will be time for additional preparation during the workshop.