Facilitation Skills Training Course

Effective facilitation skills are a highly desirable attribute for individuals who wish to manage meetings and planning sessions for more timely and productive outcomes. Facilitating is more than just setting a meeting time. It requires skills in negotiation and communication among others.

The PD Training Facilitation Skills Training Course teaches you practical techniques like choosing a facilitated approach, encouraging participation and gathering information, addressing disruptions, using reframing techniques, using intervention when required and much more. You'll learn key skills that can be used right away and the course is now available throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Facilitation Skills course schedule by city or click the Client Site Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Looking for something more advanced? Try the Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course

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  • Learning Outcomes - Facilitation Skills Training Course

    After completing this course participants will be able to:

    • Define facilitation & identify its purpose
    • Understand the benefits of good facilitation
    • Master the role & focus of a facilitator
    • Differentiate between process & content of a group discussion
    • Learn effective tools for preparing for an effective facilitation session
    • Master techniques for effective facilitation from Tuckman & Jensen's stages of group development (forming, storming, norming & performing)
    • Learn how to help a group reach a consensus and a final solution by encouraging participation
    • Practice techniques for dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions & difficult people in a group setting
    • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and learn how to implement them
    Duration: 1 day course

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    Reviews

    Facilitation Skills Training Course Reviews:

    "Terry was very good in allowing us share our information on facilitation and reinforcing with relevant experiences and up to date information."

    MEFSC


    "The trainer pitched it at the right level for us - he got some good comm's flowing and was able to get us to participate without dominating proceedings. When I reflected in what was covered at home - I picked up a lot more than I thought I had - which shows it was a good training day!"

    BNZ


    "Terry was an excellent trainer, very engaging! A thoroughly enjoyable day! Thank you Terry."

    Auckland Disability Law


    "I found it to be a good generalized course. That catered to a wide range of issues."

    Counselling Caboodle


    "The most interesting portion (noting our course was abridged) was the continual reference to the psychology of why people react that way they do to training environments and why they have mental blocks."

    "A very knowledgeable instructor who answered all questions well giving examples in areas that I could improve on."

    Royal New Zealand Navy


    "The trainer was awesome and it was because of her that I felt really engaged in the content and enthusiastic to learn!"

    Victoria University

    Really loved Kelli's presentation style.
    Uniting Care Community
    I got a lot out of the sessions and am grateful for some of the tools that can help me in the future. Thank you very much. The course was relevant to my needs and the trainer was engaging and knowledgeable - never a dull moment and wasn't pushed into doing things or put on the spot.'
    Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations
    Kelli was an excellent presenter/trainer- very knowledgeable and also made the training interesting and enjoyable. I learnt quite a lot through the training and felt very encouraged by Kelli, who was very helpful. I will definitely be passing on good feedback to my organisation and contacts.
    Uniting Care Community
    Very happy with the training delivery package. Will recommend. Thank you PD. Good material that will be useful in my role.
    Pacific National
    I enjoyed this course. I found it simple but very informative. thanks.
    De Poi Consulting
    Very happy with the learning style, contact and interaction from the facilitator.
    QMI Solutions
    We want more! please come back and do some more work with smaller groups.
    QMI Solutions
    Our trainer was excellent. She tailored the day to our particular needs, and she was very flexible - allowing us extra time to discuss issues of most relevance to us. She was engaging and very adept at making people feel very comfortable talking about themselves and issues in a way that work colleagues might find difficult ordinarily. I cannot recommend her highly enough as a trainer.
    Department of Environment and Resource Management
    Presentation of the training was to a very high standard!!! Very impressed!
    Department of Environment and Resource Management
    Practical application in the course, scenarios and discussions were spot on. The instructor/facilitator lead by example throughout. Haven't looked at the student manual. I thought the trainer was excellent.
    Biota Holdings
    I found the group exercises ("lost in a blizzard" and passing the ball in 2s) were very effective in illustrating the concepts of teamwork and SMART.
    Biota Holdings
    Very helpful application ideas to help make our presentations more professional and poignant.
    Smartsalary
    An Excellent course that reinforced facilitation skills and the highly experienced trainer taught using real life relevant examples.
    TAL – Life Insurance
    The second half of the course was exactly what I was after. My needs were a little different than the rest of the class, but our trainer, Jack, took the time to make sure all my questions were answered. It was a very powerful and fulfilling day. A five star day...!
    Empire Aubusson Rugs



  • Course Outline - Facilitation Skills Training Course

    Download Facilitation Skills Training Course Outline

    Foreword:

    Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy. With its focus on fairness and creating easy decision making, facilitation can help any organisation make better decisions.

    This Facilitation training course will give participants an understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as some tools that they can use to facilitate small meetings.  Learn about promoting and managing group participation, collecting evidence and gaining "buy-in", how to stay on track and remove distractions, handling difficult people and much more.

    Looking for something more advanced? Try the Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course


    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 1
    The Peaceful Warrior
    • The role and purpose of facilitating
    • The Limits of Facilitation
    • Qualities of Effective Facilitation
    • LDP Review – facilitation preferences
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 2
    Just Add People and Stir
    • The Ideal World
    • The Real World
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 3
    Trusting in the Process
    • Preparation
    • Starting Off
    • The Middle Bit
    • The End Bit
    • I never agreed to that! (keeping records)
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 4
    Making Decisions
    • Tell me again, why are we here?
    • Divergent and Convergent Thinking
    • Building Consensus and Inclusive Solutions
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 5
    Maximising Interaction
    • Exercising Control
    • Encouraging Participation
    • Dealing with Challenges
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 6
    Virtual facilitation
    • Preparation
    • Technology
    • Maintaining Engagement
    • Reflection
    Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 7
    Reflections
    • Create an Action Plan
    • Accountability = Action
    • References

  • In-House Training

    Clients and testimonials

    In-House training benefits:

    • Flexible length - sessions as short as 1-hour
    • Cost effective - great group pricing
    • Greatest impact in the shortest time
    • Excellent Team Building Opportunity
    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

    Delivery Options for In-house training
    1-hour Motivator
    one hour motivator
    3-hour Power Sessions
    3 hour power session
    Full-day training
    full day training
    Conferences
    Conferences

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    You can expect:

    Activities and discussion

    To Be Engaged All Day

    Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

    Price coaching

    1/2 Price Coaching

    We all know the importance of reinforcement, so we'll come back within 90 days of the original course 1/2 price.

    Confidence of booking

    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

    eLearning and video

    Multi-modal Reinforcement

    Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

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  • Public Class Dates for Facilitation Skills Training Course

    Details:

    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
    • Prices excl. GST
    • Lunch and refreshments included
    • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

    Questions:

    • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
    • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)

    When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

    Activities and discussion

    To Be Engaged All Day

    Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

    Real world trainer

    An outstanding trainer

    On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience 7 years training experience.

    Tailored training

    Focussed on you

    We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

    Transfer policy

    100% Transfer Policy

    If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person/course/date/city.

    Refresher course

    Refresher Course $0

    In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

    Confidence of booking

    Acclaimed Provider

    The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

    eLearning and video

    Multi-modal Reinforcement

    Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

    Orgmenta app
    Location Date 1 Date 2 Date 3 Date 4
    Auckland
    338 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby 1011
    Dec 11
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Feb 7
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Apr 13
    1 day course
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    Jun 5
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Wellington
    Level 8, 11 Hunter Street Wellington 6011
    Dec 11
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Feb 7
    1 day course
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    Apr 13
    1 day course
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    Jun 5
    1 day course
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    Christchurch
    13 Stanley Street, Sydenham Christchurch 8023
    Dec 11
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Feb 7
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Apr 13
    1 day course
    $495.00
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    Jun 5
    1 day course
    $495.00
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