Facilitation Skills: Getting the Most Out of Group Conversations teaches participants how to facilitate goal-oriented meetings and discussions through planning, collaboration, and consensus. The seminar teaches meeting management techniques (timekeeping, following an agreed-upon agenda, and keeping a clear record). It also teaches participants how to lead group discussions by using effective listening skills and paraphrasing, guiding the conversation, and balancing group participation. The highly interactive seminar is limited in number to maximize learning and classroom participation.
- Understanding the difference between a facilitator and trainer role
- Understanding the facilitation process: before, during, and after
- Recognizing the importance of varied communication and learning styles
- Developing techniques to ensure meaningful contribution occurs
- Learning how to use feedback techniques
- Identifying common facilitation challenges and techniques to overcome them
- Learn practical facilitation skills and strategies to help you become a better facilitator
- Obtain effective meeting management techniques to help achieve organizational goals
- Hands-on practice in facilitation and immediate feedback
- Strengthen your ability to confidently assemble teams of facilitators and decision makers
- Understand and introduce strategies to help improve employee productivity and communications
This course will be facilitated by a Memorial University instructor from the Faculty of Business Administration.
Important to Information:
- All GN employees are welcome to register for this course, but it will be offered based on Mountain Standard Time (MST) from 9:00am-4:30pm.
- This is a two-day course delivered on November 24th and 29th.