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Facilitation Skills: Getting the Most Out of Group Discussions

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Facilitation Skills: Getting the Most Out of Group Discussions
A skilled facilitator enables a group to think, share, and analyze in the search for optimum solutions and consensus. Learn how to draw out and process input from the group to move discussions and ideas forward.
Facilitation Skills Training, Professional Development, Group Discussion Training,

Learn how to draw out and process input from a group to move discussions and ideas forward.

Facilitation Skills 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. 

 


Benefits

For Individuals

  • Strengthen facilitation skills
  • Learn practical facilitation tools and strategies
  • Understand how to effectively manage information flow and achieve results
  • Build professional image
  • Learn from the experiences of other participants
  • Improve organizational effectiveness
  • Practice facilitation and receive immediate evaluation

For Organizations

  • Introduce strategies to help improve employee productivity and communications
  • Build an effective and confident team of facilitators and decision makers
  • Encourage more focused, productive discussions
  • Use effective meeting management techniques to help achieve organizational goals

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, and professionals who want to improve their effectiveness in managing and facilitating group discussion sessions.


Details

Improve your meeting management and facilitation skills through professional development in:

  • Understanding the difference between a facilitator and trainer role
  • Understanding the facilitation process:  before, during, and after
  • Recognizing the importance of varied communication and learning styles
  • Developing techniques to ensure meaningful contribution occurs
  • Learning how to use feedback techniques
  • Identifying common facilitation challenges and techniques to overcome them

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 14


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Gardiner Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000