Facilitation

Facilitation is a skill that can be learned. Work with us and take your meetings, workshops or conferences to the next level.

Facilitation


Course languages: german, english, spanish, french

At a glance

  • We come to you – in Germany, elsewhere in Europe or around the globe.
  • We offer this training in German, English, Spanish and French.
  • 1 to 5-day training or personal coaching (easily combinable with communication or visualisation training)
  • First, we take a look at your needs: What facilitation experience do participants already have? What kind of meetings, conferences or situations require a facilitator? What challenges are involved?
  • Depending on your requirements, we add a second trainer for groups of at least 8 or 12 participants.
  • Preliminary online assessment to determine specific requirements and existing level of experience

Is everyone talking at the same time or are there stifling bouts of silence? An escalating conflict? A decision-making process that drags on indefinitely? And you or one of your colleagues has to facilitate or mediate? The good news is that facilitation skills do not simply fall into people’s laps. Facilitation is a skill that can be learned. Our facilitation trainings give participants plenty of opportunities to do just that: depending on your needs, we help you practice structuring conversation processes, steering groups and making sure to achieve results or de-escalate conflicts.

Our training provides a sandbox for working on your own facilitation style and testing out both established and new facilitation methods. During a personal consultation, we will be happy to help you evaluate the scope, potential content and methods for your made-to-measure training session. Based on your specifications, we experiment with proven and/or innovative, agile methods. That way, participants walk away from the training with a complete set of methods which they can then apply in their day-to-day work.

This training is for anyone who intends or has to be in the role of facilitator during meetings, workshops, conferences or panel discussions. No matter how much experience participants have, we tailor our facilitation training to their level of experience and to the needs of the people in your organisation.

Participants learn the basic concepts of facilitation, giving them the right level of confidence when choosing the appropriate methods. During hands-on facilitation exercises, you also practice how to keep calm even in confrontational situations and stay in control of the discussion. Detailed direct and video feedback discussions allow participants to refine their individual facilitation skills and to become more versatile and dynamic.

  • Roles, tasks and principles of facilitation
  • Planning and structuring workflows with the help of the facilitation cycle
  • Targeted (systemic) questioning
  • Not rocket science: tips and tricks for visualisation
  • Targeted use of body language and presentation style when facilitating
  • Tools and platforms for group discussion
  • Handling conflicts and “difficult” participants
  • Tips for facilitating virtual meetings
  • Personal facilitation styles and practical exercises for facilitation
  • Simulation exercises with video recording

Our facilitation training method relies on the practical application of all course content and intensive group discussions. Brief segments of theory provide a conceptual foundation. Ideally, we apply techniques to the participants’ own scenarios. Through various exercises, discussion formats and simulations (on request with video recordings), participants will practice their facilitation skills with one another and then discuss the outcome. Feedback from the trainers and group enables participants to be more conscientious in how they use their individual strengths while also identifying where they have learning potential.

Trainer

Depending on the number of participants and needs, we provide one, two or a whole team of trainers. We consider expertise and experience in the particular field but, more importantly we make sure the trainer is a good match for your organisation. Our motto: A good fit – with healthy dose of contrast.

Are you interested in this training?

We will be happy to advise you and discuss focus and content. Contact us now! We look forward to meeting you.

Course Languages

We offer the course in the following languages:

german, english, spanish, french