Art of Facilitation - ONLINE

Facilitator: Gita Badiyan

This four-week interactive course is intended for new and experienced facilitators who wish to take their skills to a new level. The course provides participants with a structured process and facilitation tools that can be applied to any type of session where active participation, meaningful and productive engagement is critical. Participants will be required to plan and conduct sessions and will receive feedback from the instructor and colleagues.

Facilitating meetings has become an integral part of our working lives and is often the skill most directly linked to team and organizational success. Meaningful interaction through effective facilitation often results in smarter decision making, increased productivity and morale in the workplace.

Topics Covered: 

  • Assess your facilitation skills by understanding your own strengths and areas of improvement
  • Plan and prepare a facilitated session
  • Open the session to ensure clarity and to get attention
  • Manage your timeeffectively to allow for discussion while meeting objectives
  • Use facilitation tools and techniques appropriately
  • Manage group dynamics to minimize disruption
  • Close the session to ensure clarity for the path forward leaving attendees united and satisfied
  • Document the session information by recording and distributing decisions
  • Gauge your style of facilitation
  • Practice! Practice, Practice!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Plan, start, manage and close effective facilitated sessions
  • Design engaging facilitated sessions to ensure a high level of participation
  • Create a productive and positive meeting environment
  • Establish a presence at meetings
  • Manage challenging group dynamics and disruptive behaviors
  • Manage time and stay on track

Learner Effort:
3-5 hours per week

Computer Requirements:
A week prior to the course start date you will receive an email from us with information on how to access the online course. At that time you will be encouraged to visit a short orientation website to familiarize yourself with our online learning platform. You will find the computer requirements for this course through this link: computerservices.royalroads.ca/computer_equip_requirements.

 

Course Dates: Art of Facilitation - ONLINE

Start Date:Sep 14, 2020
End Date:Oct 11, 2020
Delivery:4 weeks, Online
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):asynchronous
Price:$595.00 + GST
Instructor:Gita Badiyan
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