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PDAF: Advanced Facilitation Skills

Guaranteed to Run Scheduled Fully Booked
Location
Wellington
Christchurch
Auckland
Nov 2020
17
17
Dec 2020
16
Code: PDAF
Length: 2 Days
Overview

Learn to distinguish facilitation from instruction and training, establish ground rules, develop facilitation techniques, give effective feedback, understand the stages of team development and much more.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
Classroom
Classroom
OBJECTIVES
Having advanced facilitation skills is essential for you to be able to create positive and effective interactions combined with accurate and timely decision-making. This in-depth, 2-day course will prepare you to handle most facilitation tasks and includes specific techniques and tools that allows managers to become excellent facilitators in both training and non-training environments.The Advanced Facilitation Skills Training course is designed to develop a deeper understanding of facilitation such as group preparation, managing perspectives, building agreements, defining roles and other skills which allow professional facilitators to interact as required in any situation.This course is delivered in partnership with PD Training.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:

  • Distinguish facilitation from instruction and training
  • Identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation
  • Understand the difference between content and process
  • Understand the stages of team development and ways to help teams through each stage
  • Use common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive
  • Define your role in facilitating
  • Establish ground rules
  • Develop content and process
  • Deal with controversial issues and divergent perspectives
  • Develop communication skills
  • Find for common ground
  • Use common facilitation techniques
  • Give effective feedback
  • Understand facilitation vocabulary
  • Deal with difficult people and situations
  • Build sustainable agreements
  • Understand the stages of team development
  • Use analysis tools
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Facilitators wishing to increase their skill.

COURSE OUTLINE
Lesson 1 -   The Trusted Conductor 
  • A framework for facilitating with complexity
  • Group Capacities
  • LDP Review
  • Assessing and Convening
  • Reflection
Lesson 2 - Divergent Thinking 
  • Listing Ideas - Brainstorming
  • Small Group Work
  • Individual Writing
  • Gap Analysis
  • Reflection
Lesson 3 - Convergent Thinking 
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Pre-Defined Criteria
  • Straw Votes
  • Gap Analysis
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Paradigm Shifting Techniques
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reflection
Lesson 4 - Arriving at a Decision 
  • Decision Rules
  • Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
  • Scales of Agreement
  • Reflection
Lesson 5 - People Management Strategies 
  • When and how to intervene
  • Groupthink
  • Reflection
Lesson 6 - Facilitating Specific Processes 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Reflection
Lesson 7 - Reflections 
  • Create an Action Plan
  • References

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