The Facilitation Tutor Core Skills Program has been designed to teach the essential skills you need to become an effective group facilitator.

  • This program is an ideal introduction for those who are unfamiliar with facilitation. It is also an excellent refresher of technique for those who have been facilitating for some time.
  • The program is organized into ten lessons.
  • Each lesson isolates a single, important technique.
  • Each core skill is demonstrated using videos.
  • Theoretical models are clearly and simply explained.
  • Interactive exercises and structured practice activities make the lesson engaging.
  • Each lesson is supported by downloadable workbook pages.
  • Each participant has unlimited access for six months.
  • A final test allows learners to receive a Certificate of Completion.
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Who Needs Effective Facilitation Skills?

  • Managers and team leaders need facilitation skills to plan and run the many meetings that they attend both in person and online.
  • Project managers need facilitation skills to help build their teams and maintain meaningful communication.
  • Process improvement specialists need facilitation to structure the many important conversations that they need to conduct with their clients, customers and team members.
  • Counselors need core facilitation practices in sensitive interviews with staff. Facilitation also provides valuable management tools for goal setting and conflict resolution.
  • Consultants and HR specialists need facilitation skills to explore client needs, set joint goals and build collaboration with key stakeholders.

Our Facilitation Program Will Teach You…

  • The concept of facilitation: it’s purpose and underlying beliefs.
  • An overview of the foundational content/process model.
  • The five core practices of facilitation.
  • The boundaries of neutrality.
  • A clear structure for beginning any facilitated session.
  • How norming can create and maintain a positive meeting climate.
  • The purpose and importance of flipchart note taking.
  • Techniques for intervening to redirect member behaviors.
  • The hidden reasons that meetings falter.
  • Specific set of steps for taking the pulse and restoring group order.
  • Various ways that groups can make decisions and clarifies whether they unite or divide group members.
  • Situations in which each approach is applicable.
  • What facilitators do to effectively end facilitated discussions.
  • A variety of ways to bring closure.
  • Strategies to avoid poor follow-through.