What is a Facilitator Training?
The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking. They create an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, understand one another’s point of view and share responsibility. In doing so, a group Facilitator Training helps members look for elegant solutions and build sustainable agreements.
Some groups have little need for this kind of help. For example, those whose meetings are largely information sharing, announcements and reports. Or groups who meet regularly for routine decisions about standard problems like scheduling. Those kinds of issues can be handled without much need for meeting facilitation.
What about more difficult challenges groups face? For example, a product-launching group consisting of design, marketing, manufacturing and customer service. Despite a common goal of increased sales, their frames of reference are very different. What seems reasonable to one may place too many demands on another. And interpersonal communication styles are likely to be quite different as well. What’s the likelihood that the group will survive the push-pull of their group work?
- Plan meetings using an agenda
- Set a productive climate and begins a discussion
- Gets the group to focus on defining and reaching outcomes
- Helps group communicate effectively
- Supports and encourages participation
- Fosters self-discovery of alternatives and solutions
- Helps the group make decisions
- Helps select a team leader
- Handles disruptive participants effectively excluded from the group
About the Facilitator Training
In an ever-changing world, it’s crucial for organisations and individuals alike to evolve with the times. Not only does staying the same stagnate growth, but it also renders one irrelevant where relevance counts most.
Assessment College train and equip Facilitators with the critical skills to help them help other individuals and organisations stand out head and shoulders above in their respective fields, professions and industries. If you’ve always wanted to become a facilitator and get involved in skills development, you’ll need to start with training. Here’s what you will learn during the Facilitator Course and how it can help you excel at your role of improving and changing the work industry and lives of others: