Facilitation Skills - Online Training & Certification -

Facilitation Skills – Online Training & Certification

£ 29.99

Product Description

Facilitation Skills – Online Training Course – Developing Facilitation Skills – Develop Skills of an Effective Facilitator

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process. Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will give participants a better understanding of what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering.

Study method – Online, self-paced (4-6 study hours)

Course format – Online (24/7 access), modular

Course Duration – Part-time (1-year access)

Qualification – CPD certificate of completion

Course Delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smart phones

Awarded Body – CPD Accreditation Service (UK)

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Course aims 

This facilitation skills e-learning course can help any organisation make better decisions. This elearning course will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings. A strong understating of how a facilitator can command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting will have participants on the road to becoming great facilitators themselves.

Course objectives

The objectives of this facilitation skills online course are to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits.
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator.
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion.
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation.
  • Identify a facilitator’s role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen’s stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing.
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach a consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution.
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups.
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

What’s covered in this course?

This online facilitation skills course covers the following:

Module One: Getting Started

  • Icebreaker
  • Housekeeping Items
  • The Parking Lot
  • Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Understanding Facilitation

  • What is Facilitation?
  • What is a Facilitator?
  • When is Facilitation Appropriate?

Module Three: Process vs. Content

  • About Process
  • About Content
  • A Facilitator”s Focus

Module Four: Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a Facilitated Approach
  • Planning for a Facilitated Meeting
  • Collecting Data

Module Five: Tuckman and Jensen”s Model of Team Development

  • Stage One: Forming
  • Stage Two: Storming
  • Stage Three: Norming
  • Stage Four: Performing

Module Six: Building Consensus

  • Encouraging Participation
  • Gathering Information
  • Presenting Information
  • Synthesizing and Summarizing
Module Seven: Reaching a Decision Point

  • Identifying the Options
  • Creating a Short List
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Using the Multi-Option Technique

Module Eight: Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing Disruptions
  • Common Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them
  • Helping the Group Resolve Issues on Their Own

Module Nine: Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using Ground Rules to Prevent Dysfunction
  • Restating and Reframing Issues
  • Getting People Back on Track

Module Ten: About Intervention

  • Why Intervention May Be Necessary
  • When to Intervene
  • Levels of Intervention

Module Eleven: Intervention Techniques

  • Using Your Processes
  • Boomerang it Back
  • ICE It: Identity, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to Resolve

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise
  • Review of Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

What is facilitation?

Facilitation is any activity that makes an action or a process easy or easier. For example:

  • Facilitation is used in business and organizational settings to ensure the designing and running of successful meetings and workshops.
  • Neural facilitation in neuroscience, is the increase in postsynaptic potential evoked by a 2nd impulse.
  • Ecological facilitation describes how an organism profits from the presence of another. Examples are nurse plants, which provide shade for new seedlings or saplings (e.g. using an orange tree to provide shade for a newly planted coffee plant), or plants providing shelter from wind chill in arctic environments.

Why choose our online training courses?

All our e-learning courses can be accessed on any electronic/computerised device.

  • Study anywhere, in your own time and at your own pace!
  • Easy to follow and understand
  • Only 4-6 hours recommended study time
  • 1-year access to course & learning materials
  • Access your course anytime, anywhere & on any device
  • Complete course on desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Additional references and downloadable materials available
  • CPD accredited certification on completion

Course accreditation

  1. The content of this online training course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
  2. All our online courses are accredited and internationally recognised (UK CPD Accreditation Service)

Organisational e-learning 

Are you responsible for organisational training and development or organisational statutory and mandatory compliance? You may want to find out more about how Learning Management System (LMS) may help your organisation. With our interactive LMS, managers and administrators can easily:

  • set up a FREE blended learning environment;
  • upload essential documents;
  • upload individual and group learners;
  • manage learners, including tracking progress
  • review who has completed training
  • download/print training reports for compliance audits

You can also browse our full e-learning course catalogue or leadership and management courses and programs to find out more about our wide range of training courses and qualifications. Alternatively, contact our Support Team on 02476 100090 or via Email, stating your specific e-learning requirements.

Facilitation Skills – Online Training Course – Effective Facilitation