Facilitation Skills

Facilitation Skills
Start Date24th November 2017
Course CodeSS17-62
Full Fee
Duration1 Day
Network Member Subsidised Fee€0.00
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Programme Overview
This course demonstrates techniques to enable effective collaboration and communication, and focuses on creating consensus and shared outcomes in teams.
It outlines a blueprint for effective workshop design, useful tools and techniques, strategies to address potential challenges, to ensure maximum productivity in a short time frame, which is essential in today’s agile business world.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the role of the facilitator
  • Identify the attributes of a successful facilitator
  • Design and facilitate a workshop process to achieve a particular outcome
  • Understand how creative and collaborative techniques can contribute to the outcome
  • Understand different roles within the workshop
  • Deal with typical challenges in facilitation
Who should attend
Individuals / Managers who have a facilitation role in bringing teams together to achieve team agreement and deliver a sense of purpose in achieving overall team objectives
Course Content
  • Workshops vs Meetings
  • The role of the independent facilitator
  • Other key workshop roles
  • Workshop Design
  • Useful Facilitation Techniques
  • Managing the People
  • Managing the Process including Workshop Design
  • Managing the Environment
  • Managing the Outcome
  • Practice Workshop(s)
About the Trainer

Liz Barron

Winner Career Coach of the Year 2014 - ICF Ireland Awards

Liz is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and coach, with over twenty years’ experience in managing change and leading consulting projects.
Originally with an IT background, she has worked with individuals and teams to help them achieve business and personal goals at all levels in financial services, telecommunications, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, education, non-profit and public sector organisations in Ireland and the UK.
Liz’s approach is to ensure that desired outcomes and goals are clearly defined, and to support the development of collaboration, partnership, communication and relationship skills across multi-disciplined teams, forexample to bridge gaps in understanding between business and IT, in order to ensure effective outcomes from change.

Liz’s specialist areas include:

  •  Communication Skills
  •  Business Relationship Management Skills
  •  Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Skills
  •  Time Management
  •     Collaboration Skills in Client Projects
  •  Facilitation Skills training
  •  Coaching Skills for Managers
  •  Career Development