Who Should Attend?
Intersol’s three-day Advanced Course in Group Facilitation is aimed at those who have taken our Foundation Course in Group Facilitation, or something similar. This course will be of interest to consultants, professional facilitators, managers or supervisors in organizations faced with change, human resource professionals, or anyone whose work requires them to work with groups to achieve results.
Good facilitators do more than just facilitate meetings. They bring consulting skills that enable them to coach and guide their clients and participants towards the identification and achievement of goals and outcomes that might be unobtainable without skilled facilitation. The Advanced Course in Group Facilitation is designed to provide relatively experienced facilitators with additional knowledge, skills and tools to further enhance their ability to provide facilitative leadership to others.
Participation in this workshop will improve your confidence and ability to…
Design and lead effective meetings, group planning sessions, public consultations and other facilitated events.
Use collaborative consulting skills to develop strong client / facilitator relationships.
Manage difficult facilitation situations and conflict.
Facilitate complex issues related to Strategic Planning and the Leadership and Management of Change and Transition.
- Theme 1 – Review of the Foundations of Group Facilitation
Clarify and describe the nature of facilitation and the role of the facilitator
The “Real World” context for facilitation
Facilitation basics revisited
The facilitation model – key processes in facilitation
- Theme 2 – Facilitation and the Process of Change
The DxVxF>R Change Model
Facilitation as an intervention
Facilitation and consultation
The ethics of facilitation
- Theme 3 – Client Management
Contracting – setting expectations, gathering data, identifying needs
Creating the facilitator/client partnership
- Theme 4 – Designing Interventions
Designing process driven interventions
Designing for success
Designing for multiple stakeholders
Designing, planning and facilitating within and across organizational levels
- Theme 5 – Managing Difficult Situations
Dealing with criticism
Managing session “flow”
Moving “seamlessly” from one process to another
- Theme 6 – Strategic Planning
A Framework for Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning Processes
Mission, Vision & Values
Tips and techniques
What People Say About the Course
One of my all-time best workshop – great presenter and great material.
Great “real-life” examples to drive the message home.