Facilitation Skills for Trainers

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This workshop is suitable for all trainers who wish to develop their facilitation skills. It will also give them some techniques for monitoring and evaluating the success of the workshop or session. It recognises that learning and training are not events; they are processes. These processes require objectives and goals that encourage the group to engage in developing solutions and taking ownership for the results.
Training Objectives :
Having completed the training participants will:

Plan, deliver and manage a facilitative training session
Understand group dynamics and the characteristics of effective groups
Identify and define key facilitation skills
Develop the skills to encourage participation, use active listening,
summarising, clarification, and meet the objectives of the session
Your Role :
Facilitator or Presenter - what is the difference?
Preparing for success
The importance of impartiality
Getting the session started
Focussing the group
Adult learning principles
Facilitators Toolkit :
Ground rules
Active involvement in learning
Prioritising KSA
Establishing learner readiness
Building on experience
Group Dynamics :
Learning styles
Individual difference
Left brain and right brain thinkers
Information gathering :
Using new voices
Using visual aids
The value of the flip charts
Affect of room layout
Debate or dialogue
Were the objectives met
What progress was made
What to do with items not addressed
Confirming commitment to decisions
Assigning responsibility for possible action lists
What was accomplished?
Are there tangible results
End :
Next Steps
Debrief :
Meet with stakeholders or meeting sponsors to review areas for improvement
Managing difficult situations :
Dysfunction as a symptom not a root cause
Managing dysfunction
Conflict as a valuable tool
Dominators and repeaters
Gender issues in groups
Who is heard and why?