Facilitation Training Course

Facilitation Training Course

Whether you are running a 30 minute team planning session or a 3 day evaluation program, you need to have a good understanding of facilitation skills in order to achieve effective outcomes.

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People often make the mistake of thinking that facilitation is just another name for training or presenting. Facilitation involves a higher level of interaction with the audience and therefore requires a different skill set. Facilitators need to understand group dynamics, be able to engage the participators and use a variety of interactive techniques.

This program will provide participants with the foundation skills to be effective facilitators. Participants will learn how to incorporate adult learning principles, differentiate between process and content and understand group dynamics.

Key learning outcomes

Your Facilitation Skills for Facilitators program will provide participants with valuable tools to:

  • Lift the level of participation and engagement
  • Review adult learning principles
  • Design effective and interactive facilitation sessions
  • Develop activities into the facilitation
  • Understand different communication styles
  • Learn to read the audience.
  • Capture helpful themes and ideas
  • Create hooks into every workshop.
  • Use powerful questioning techniques to aggregate new ideas.
  • Set the context to minimise misunderstandings
  • Differentiate between process and content
  • Develop effective facilitation techniques
  • Question assumptions and calibrate different learning styles

Training Areas

MODULE 1: Adult Learning Styles

  • Overview of adult learning principles
  • Review of adult learning styles
  • Application of experiential learning model
  • Different personality styles in a room – what to expect

MODULE 2: Purpose of Facilitation

  • Identify purpose of facilitation
  • Develop relevant outcomes
  • Overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Effective evaluation

Practical exercises and discussion

MODULE 3: Process and Content

  • Differentiate between process and content
  • Ensure process matches content
  • Maximise outcomes by using effective processes
  • Design effective facilitation sessions

Practical exercises and discussion

MODULE 4: Questioning and Listening Skills

  • Questioning and Listening leads to results
  • Understand how to use questions to unify a group
  • Reach consensus on organisational direction through questioning
  • Use laddering techniques to understand thinking styles

Practical exercises and discussion

MODULE 5: Group Dynamics

  • Improve understanding of group dynamics
  • Utilise group dynamics to improve learning outcomes
  • Develop strategies for managing group dynamics
  • Differentiate between task and maintenance roles

Practical exercises and discussion

MODULE 6: Facilitation Techniques

  • Demonstrate a range of facilitation techniques
  • Design relevant facilitation techniques
  • Practise facilitation techniques

Practical exercises and discussion


Group Size: An ideal group size is 4– 10 participants.

Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your offices. Alternatively, we can provide a venue at a small additional cost.

Duration: This course can be tailored to meet your timeframes.

Cost: Upon request.

Target Audience: Trainers, Facilitators and Projects Leads

If you would like more information on this training program, please contact us at 1300 323 752 or Email: mail@preftrain.com.au

We offer in-person Facilitation Skills Training Course, programs and workshops run by expert trainers to organisations across Australia. Our programs are available in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and other areas of Australia. If you’re looking for Facilitation Skills Training Course “near me”, save yourself some time and contact us today. Wherever you are in Australia, we can come to your organisation or organise a venue for in-person training, workshops and skills programs. Find out what Preferred Training Networks can do for your organisation. Get a free online quote now or give us a call today on 1300 323 752 to discuss your requirements or explore our full range of courses.

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