Facilitation Skills

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  • Min 4 people
  • Max 12 people
  • Indoors
  • Communication
  • Creative Thinking

Take a step back…

Do you ever find you want to help a colleague with a task or challenge and are not sure of the best approach? Sometimes it can be hard to actually define what problems can be creating barriers or challenges, before even considering what the solutions can be. Sometimes all it needs is taking a step back, taking an objective approach and supporting others on their journey to delivering results.

Having the ability to take a step back and be impartial is great. Yet as a leader you also need to be there to help build a strong framework of tools and techniques that can see the team come to collaborative result; whether it be an issue with an event or staff members the ability to facilitate will make everything run smoother.

Let’s just break it down and make it easy…

We can help you become the facilitator you need to be in your workplace. Gaining the balance of impartiality, but having the knowledge and skillset to help facilitate results within your team and work environment.

Our aim is to help you develop a range of Facilitation skills for practical use in your workplace. From ice-breakers to decision making, our BlueSky Experiences Facilitation Skills workshop makes the apparently complex easy.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the term “facilitation”
  • Identify the differences between the role of a trainer, chairperson, group leader, project manager and a facilitator
  • Explain the skills required of an effective facilitator
  • Recognise your own strengths and weaknesses as a facilitator
  • List the stages required in facilitating an event
  • Recognise how facilitation can be used in meetings, quality improvement teams/service quality groups, team/group discussions, problem solving etc.
  • Identify how groups form and the roles which people may take within these groups
  • Discuss how to handle difficult situations which may be encountered during a facilitated event
  • Practise the skills of facilitation through a number of practical scenarios
  • Develop an action plan for using facilitation skills effectively within your own team events.

“We cannot teach another person directly; we can only facilitate his learning” – Carl Rogers

Objectives

  • Become aware of the different roles of a trainer, chair person or facilitator
  • Develop your skills as a facilitator
  • Create and action plan to support your development as a facilitaor

Benefits

  • Recognise your areas of weakness and strengths as a facilitator
  • Recognise and apply facilitation in meetings, quality improvement groups and problem solving.
  • Become more able to handle difficult situations with in a facilitated event
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