Learn how to draw out and process input from a group to move discussions and ideas forward.
Facilitation Skills Training teaches participants how to facilitate goal-oriented meetings and discussions through planning, collaboration and consensus. The seminar teaches meeting management techniques (timekeeping, following an agreed-upon agenda, and keeping a clear record). It also teaches participants how to lead group discussions by using effective listening skills and paraphrasing, guiding the conversation, and balancing group participation. The highly interactive seminar is limited to twelve participants to maximize learning and classroom participation.
This is a module in the Business Communication Program.
Managers, supervisors, team leaders, and professionals who want to improve their effectiveness in managing and facilitating group discussion sessions.
Improve your meeting management and facilitation skills through professional development in:
Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14
Lynn Morrissey has over 20 years' experience as a facilitator, consultant, and educator. She has taught academic courses in communications, organizational communications, and human resources, at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. She has received many awards for her contributions including the Deans Teaching Award, the Deans Service Award, the Deans Citizenship Award, the Presidents Award for Distinguished Teaching and most recently the Queen`s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
Lynn has a long-standing relationship with the Gardiner Centre, instructing professional development seminars that focus mainly on workplace communications. Lynn's industry experience includes writing training and development strategies, developing training plans, leading performance development processes, conducting communications reviews, and facilitating strategy sessions.
In her 'spare time' Lynn is also Faculty Advisor for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Memorial, an international student organization focusing on enhancing entrepreneurial skills and community development. Under Lynn's mentorship, the SIFE Memorial team has consistently achieved top awards and accolades at both the national and international levels. In 2007 Lynn was awarded the John Dobson Faculty Advisor of the Year in Canada for her work with her SIFE team.
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