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<br />Enabling & Empowering Group Communication<br />