POWERFUL FACILITATION COURSE
2 day practical train the trainer workshop
How to design and facilitate a workshop successfully, to give your clients the results they want.
This facilitation course has been designed for anyone facilitating a results oriented workshop. This includes:
- Subject matter trainers.
- Strategic planners
- Change consultants and change agents.
- HR facilitators.
- Innovation champions.
- Organizational development consultants.
- It is also useful for line managers who will be required to facilitate transformation, change,strategic planning, strategy implementation or innovation workshops or for anyone interested in learning how to be a successful workshop facilitator.
- To provide the skills a facilitator would require, to run a successful change, strategy, innovation, strategy implementation or other workshop or course.
- This is a practical experiential course. Delegates are encouraged to bring with them, an example of a workshop that they will need to facilitate in their companies. They will work in teams to develop their own practical facilitation strategies during the workshop.
LEARN HOW TO:
During this facilitation course you will learn how to:
- Facilitate any workshop successfully.
- Achieve the spoken and unspoken objectives of the organisation and the group you’re working with.
- Work with, and transform the energy of a team.
- Inspire and motivate others.
- Get the support you need to ensure the success of your workshop.
- Handle group dynamics, and deal with ‘difficult’ delegates.
- What is facilitation?
- Paradigms of facilitation.
- Challenges faced by facilitators.
- Skills of the effective facilitator.
- Typical styles of facilitation.
- What facilitation style your client expects.
- Your preferred facilitation style.
- Advantages and disadvantages of each style of facilitation.
- Choosinthe facilitation style most appropriate to your group.
- Beliefs of successful facilitators.
- The role of a powerful facilitator
DESIGNING YOUR WORKSHOP:
- Aims and objectives. Identifying the unspoken aims and objectives of the workshop.
- Symbolic support. How to ask for the support you’ll need to make your workshop credible.
- Select delegates. What criteria to use to select delegates for your workshop.
- Select teams. How to plan your group dynamics.
- Choosing a venue. How to choose an appropriate venue. How to specify your requirements.
- How to arrange your room to get the group dynamics you require.
- Using themes. How to use themes and symbolism to put excitement and energy into your workshops.
- Inviting delegates. How to invite delegates so that they feel excited about attending your workshops.
- How to prepare your materials in advance.
- Role plays. How to build confidence using role plays. How to work with a ‘buddy.’
- How do you know when you’ve prepared enough.
- Logistics. Where it all goes wrong. How to avoid your worst nightmare.
- A checklist for ensuring you’ve covered the bases.
GETTING INTO THE RIGHT MOOD:
- Avoiding stress. How to handle stressful situations that crop up at the last moment.
- Dealing with fear. Strategies for dealing with your nerves.
- How your beliefs influence your confidence.
- Positive energy. Dealing with negative energy. How to fill yourself with positive energy.
- How to make yourself feel special.
Includes a free facilitator's journal for each delegate.
FACILITATION. MANAGING THE GROUP DYNAMICS AND YOURSELF.
- How to facilitate. How to identify and deal with the hot issues that could negatively influence your workshop. How to win the trust of a group. How to deal with saboteurs gently but firmly.
- How to use group dynamics. How to manage the dynamics in the groups.
- How to change the energy of a group and get them positive. How to read the groups’ energy. What reduces group energy. What increases group energy.
- How to be flexible and still achieve a goal. Right and left-brain activities. Elements and tools you can mix and match in any session to create a new activity on the spot.
- How to put the ‘magic’ into a session. What is inspiration? Techniques for inspiring others.
- How to end a session with a sense of achievement. Tools and techniques for ending your workshop
on a high note. Innovative ways of getting feedback from delegates at the end of a workshop.
REVIEWS OF THE POWERFUL FACILITATION COURSE
“The course was excellent from a personal growth perspective as well as an intellectual perspective. I have put some of your principles into play in my life with good results. I am thinking of new ways to have fun and teach people at the same time which as you know is exhausting but the achievement is amazing ! Thank you so much for a wonderful course which has left me with new purpose, renewed focus, inspiration, skills to work on and a feeling that perhaps I am doing something right even if I am a little off the wall at times.” Louise Sarah Machin. Ernst & Young.
“This is no ordinary facilitator course. You will learn to think strategically about how to sell, market and design a programme that achieves an objective, and then how to use creative techniques to generate good thinking through fun. This is no ‘trainer skills’ programme, but a programme for the intelligent facilitator who wants their work to count, and be effective.” Andrew Bramley. Career Consultant.
“What a great facilitation experience! I have been to a number of facilitation courses and this one is at another level…a complete, end-to-end approach to facilitation. For me the pre and post event considerations brought an angle less traversed by other courses. I have since spread the word and would recommend the course, and Ruth, to anyone who matters, anytime!” Enias Mafokaone Mandala Consulting.
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