Executive Education
5.0 (2 Reviews)

Practical Facilitation Skills

6 Lessons
6 Lessons
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Course description

 Roffey Park Institute


Our Practical Facilitation Skills programme is a comprehensive and real-world programme aimed at enabling participants to understand the skills required in the role of facilitator. With group practice sessions you will learn to understand group dynamics, how to pre-plan and be flexible “in the moment”. Overall, you will gain an understanding in what a facilitator needs to do to enable groups to work together to achieve their goals.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This programme is for you

  • You are a line manager who wants to enable their teams to be more productive and effective
  • You are HR, OD or L&D professional or change agent who wants to become more effective with groups to get results, drive change and improve delivery

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Benefits for you

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of facilitation skills in practice
  • Build an awareness of multiple approaches to facilitation skills
  • Be able to plan and deliver a facilitation session
  • Be confident to skilfully and knowledgeably intervene in difficult situations

Training Course Content

 Programme Outline

Practical Facilitation Skills consists of six modules. Our classroom programme is delivered as a two-day residential. The online programme consists of a launch session followed by six 90-minute module sessions facilitated live.

 The role and skills of facilitation

  • Articulate the role and purpose of facilitation and how it applies to your organisation
  • Be able to demonstrate the required behaviours and skills required in the role of facilitator

Knowing your license to proceed: gaining buy-in from the group

  • Use “contracting” as a tool to set up a meeting and exchange expectations
  • Identify elements of a contract at the levels of task, process and relations 

Planning and structuring a session

  • Understand and describe key design principles
  • Prepare a structured session plan
  • Participate as part of a group and provide effective feedback

Facilitation techniques

  • Describe a range of approaches or methods for group facilitation
  • Demonstrate skill in listening and asking questions, providing feedback

 Knowing when and how to intervene

  • Understand what intervention means
  • Describe several interventions and the rationale for deciding when to intervene and how in a given situation
  • Demonstrate the ability to flex between a range of intervention styles and receive feedback on their impact

 Recognising group process and group closure

  • Demonstrate awareness of group process
  • Understand and articulate how you would manage yourself in a difficult situation
  • Describe key points to account for when facilitating group closure


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Kerry G.
10 Dec 2018
Big confidence boost

The course has given me a big confidence boost in my skills as a facilitator. I’m already using the contracting techniques that we learnt on the course with different groups th...

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Lauren T.
07 Dec 2018
Very collaborative

Really insightful and valuable, as well as enjoyable. All learning needs were met and exceeded because the group worked so well together, and the facilitators engaged so well. V...

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