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Facilitation Skills for Managers

In house ONLY
Dublin / Nationwide
1 Day
Purpose: 

This course demonstrates techniques to enable effective collaboration and communication, and focuses on creating consensus and shared outcomes in teams.

It outlines a blueprint for effective workshop design, useful tools and techniques, strategies to address potential challenges, to ensure maximum productivity in a short time frame, which is essential in today’s agile business world.

Suitable for: 

Managers who wish to ensure collaboration and consensus among stakeholders, in relation to project plans, requirements, approach, scoping, product design, problem resolution or any area where team engagement is required.

What’s good about the course? : 

The course combines theory and practice within a safe and focused environment. 

In a small group with the guidance of an experienced trainer, there is opportunity to try out new facilitation skills and techniques and build confidence in applying them.

 

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the facilitator
  • Identify the attributes of a successful facilitator
  • Design and facilitate a workshop process to achieve a particular outcome
  • Understand how creative and collaborative techniques can contribute to the outcome
  • Understand different roles within the workshop
  • Deal with typical challenges in facilitation

Objectives:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the facilitator
  • Identify the attributes of a successful facilitator
  • Design and facilitate a workshop process to achieve a particular outcome
  • Understand how creative and collaborative techniques can contribute to the outcome
  • Understand different roles within the workshop
  • Deal with typical challenges in facilitation

Benefits:

This is a very practical introductory course where the skills and techniques can be put into practice immediately. -

  • Delegates will learn a structured approach to preparing for & facilitating a workshop
  • Participants will understand the essential part played by good communication
  • Learn and apply some practical facilitation techniques

Detailed Content:

  • Workshops vs Meetings
  • The role of the independent facilitator
  • Other key workshop roles
  • Workshop Design
  • Useful Facilitation Techniques
  • Managing the People
  • Managing the Process including Workshop Design
  • Managing the Environment
  • Managing the Outcome
  • Practice Workshop(s)