Effective Facilitation


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This sample presentation is taken from our Effective Facilitation Training Kit. You can purchase the full version along with supporting materials at http://www.easytrainingtools.com

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  • DeliveryIntroduce yourselfInvite participants to introduce themselvesNameRoleWhy they are hereWhat they hope to get out of the dayDiscuss the day aheadScheduleFacilitiesSafteyGround Rules (e.g. Phones off, participation, confidentiality)Timing30 minsPurposeSet the mood for the day. Encourage participation. Get everyone relaxed and focused on the day ahead.
  • DeliveryReveal slideBriefly run through agenda itemsTiming5 MinsPurposeOutline what is being covered in the workshop. Lead into workshop objectives.
  • DeliveryReveal SlideRun through objectivesMove to next slide...Timing5 MinsPurposeOutline objectives of workshop
  • DeliveryOpen to group to feedback on objectives stated in previous slide and offer opportunity toinclude additional relevant objectivesExpand on / explain listed objectivesOpen to group to discuss how they want the day to goParticipation?Activities?Interaction?Timing10 minsPurposeSet expectations for the workshop. Ensure you understand the participants needs/requirements. This will allow you to adjust the delivery to suit them ensuring a more engaging and relevant workshop.
  • Delivery Open to Group DiscussionTake notes on whiteboardThe focus here is on the participantsexperience & understanding of facilitation!Timing10MinsPurposeDetermine what the participants want to focus on. This will help you keep later discussions relevant as well as providecontext for reinforcing best practice.
  • Delivery Reveal slide images 1 to 4 one by oneExpand on feedback from previous discussionMove to next slide...Timing3 MinsPurposeHighlight the multiple uses of facilitation.
  • Delivery Reveal facilitation statement to groupTiming2 MinsPurposeHighlight the multiple uses of facilitation.
  • Delivery Break into groups according to numbersGive each group a flip chart or notepad to work withASK - “Think of a good facilitator you know (can be famous or not!) – what makes them a good facilitator?”Get groups to brainstorm using the questions on the slide as a guideRegroup and discussTiming20 MinsPurpose To determine what the participants think facilitation is and what’s required to be a good facilitator.
  • Delivery Introduce facilitation cycle. “Now we have an idea about what facilitation is, lets take a closer look at some of the various aspects...” Give a brief overview of each aspectTiming5 MinsPurposeIntroduce a structured way of approaching facilitation.Build on earlier learning.
  • DeliveryReveal bullets one at a time and briefly discuss eachKeep it in the participants frame of reference – e.g. Ask them “What are the typical outcomes you are looking for when you are facilitating a meeting/training/etc?”Use flipchart to record their feedback to each of the questionsTiming10 minsPurposeGet participants thinking about 1) what needs to happen before facilitating an event and 2) how important this is to the successful running of the event.
  • DeliveryReveal bullets one at a time and briefly discuss eachKeep it in the participants frame of reference – Ask them what they need to include when planning a facilitation event.Use flipchart to record their feedback to each of the questionsTiming10 minsPurposeGet participants to consider 1) the practical aspects of planning a facilitation event and 2) how important this is to the successful running of the event.
  • Effective Facilitation

    1. 1. Effective Facilitation<br />Enabling & Empowering Group Communication<br />
    2. 2. Effective Facilitation Skills Workshop | Welcome<br />
    3. 3. Effective Facilitation Skills Workshop | Agenda<br /><ul><li>Workshop Objectives
    4. 4. What is Facilitation?
    5. 5. What’s Required of a Facilitator?
    6. 6. Introduction to Facilitation tools
    7. 7. Introduction to Questioning Skills
    8. 8. Achieving group focus
    9. 9. Handling negative group dynamics
    10. 10. Following Through</li></li></ul><li>Effective Facilitation Skills Workshop | Objectives<br />
    11. 11. Effective Facilitation Skills Workshop | Objectives<br />
    12. 12. What is Facilitation Anyway?<br />Discussion Point<br /><ul><li>Where do you use facilitation?
    13. 13. What are the particular challenges you face?
    14. 14. How do you currently deal with this?</li></li></ul><li>What is Facilitation Anyway?<br />Training<br />Team Meetings<br />Team Building<br />Business Meetings<br />
    15. 15. What is Facilitation Anyway?<br />Facilitation can be used in any situation where a groupof people come together to communicate in order to achieve joint objectives...<br />
    16. 16. What is Required of the Facilitator?<br />Group Exercise<br /><ul><li>What is the role of the facilitator?
    17. 17. What does a facilitator need to be aware of in order to be effective in their role?
    18. 18. What do you think are the key characteristics skills of an effective facilitator?
    19. 19. What preparation, if any, is required by the facilitator?</li></li></ul><li>What is Required of the Facilitator?<br />
    20. 20. Design<br />What is Required of the Facilitator?<br /><ul><li>What outcomes do you want to achieve?
    21. 21. Who will be attending & What are their expectations?
    22. 22. What will need to happen to achieve your outcomes successfully?
    23. 23. How should the session(s) be structured?
    24. 24. What are the most appropriate tools to use?</li></li></ul><li>What is Required of the Facilitator?<br />Plan<br /><ul><li>What’s the agenda / timing of agenda items?
    25. 25. Are additional roles required? (E.g. Minute Taker)
    26. 26. What facilities / materials etc are needed?
    27. 27. When is the best time to conduct the session? Any other scheduling issues?</li></li></ul><li>For the rest of this training kit and the supporting materials go to www.easytrainingtools.com<br />