Governments & IOs: The Learning Organization



Facilitation


Facilitation requires the skills of a topical trainer and those of an expert in group processes. The facilitator plans a program so that the sponsors of the event reach their goals with the targeted audience. In order to gain full participation from the delegates, the facilitator addresses all questions that are important at personal and collective levels. Acting as a point of focus and a guide in the process, the facilitator enables the participants to work towards the best-case scenario in their matter of concern.


The task is to assist a group in exploring situations, debating issues, agreeing to common goals and committing to actions with individual accountability.


This seminar develops skills needed to become a successful facilitator:


  • Teaming up with event sponsor
  • Simplifying complexity: clarifying aims and issues
  • Phases of facilitation
  • Leveraging group dynamics
  • Guiding discussion
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Planning exercises and process-enabling techniques
  • Debriefing and summarizing
  • Creating a library of methods and techniques.