This class focuses on the essential observation and intervention skills to effectively facilitate groups in their daily interactions, programs, and projects. Participants learn to clarify their role and grow their skills as facilitators. There are many opportunities to practice and hone facilitation skills in a series of small group activities.
Facilitation comes from the Latin word “to make easy.” Effective facilitators ask themselves two questions: “What do I notice?” and “What, if anything, do I need to do about what I notice?” Join this class and learn how to best answer these questions and put the complimentary skills into practice.
- Defining facilitation
- Understanding the balance between leading and facilitating
- Observing group dynamics
- Identifying and establishing group norms
- Determining appropriate intervention techniques
- Maintaining an environment conducive to maximum interaction and productivity
Supervisors, managers, team leaders, or anyone who facilitates groups/teams
Employers Council staff
Facilitation Skills Coaching Services
Customized coaching services are available to provide one-on-one feedback and guidance as you build your facilitation skills. Contact the Organizational Development and Learning Department for more information.