Having advanced facilitation skills is essential for you to be able to create positive and effective interactions combined with accurate and timely decision-making. This in-depth, 2-day course will prepare you to handle most facilitation tasks and includes specific techniques and tools that allow participants to become excellent facilitators in both training and non-training environments.
The PD Training Advanced Facilitation Skills Training course is designed to develop a deeper understanding of facilitation such as group preparation, managing perspectives, building agreements, defining roles and other skills which allow professional facilitators to interact as required in any situation.
This highly valuable and dynamic training course is now available throughout Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Parramatta and Perth.
Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Advanced Facilitation Skills Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.
Facilitation Skills Training Course
|Course name||Length||Outline||Next class|
|Coaching and Mentoring Training||1.0 day course||14 December|
|Facilitation Skills Training||1.0 day course||11 January|
|Presentation Skills Training||2.0 day course||15 February|
|Public Speaking Training Course||1.0 day course||15 February|
|Train the Trainer Training||3.0 day course||6 February|
|Mentoring Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|Measuring Results from Training||1.0 day course||View schedule|
|FISH Train the Trainer||2.0 day course||View schedule|
|How To Deliver Fun, Activity Based Training||0.5 day course||View schedule|
|Advanced Facilitation Skills Training||2.0 day course||18 January|
|Instructional Design Training Course||1.0 day course||View schedule|
"I know I put a lot of 10's for the trainer. Shane really was remarkable."
Envista Pty Ltd
"Would like to commend Jo for his professionalism and for the quality of his teaching and experience, I felt there were one or two more opportunities for him to use a facilitation approach over a teaching approach but overall a good mixture of the two styles with lots of real life tangible examples and demonstrations. Would have been great for me to have one more go at practicing facilitation myself so that I could have a chance to immediately put in place the corrective feedback I was given, because learning by doing is my preferred style. Overall loved the balance of theory and relevance to my own work. I can already see how I will put in place what I have learnt and feel equipped with a huge toolkit of advanced techniques. Would and will certainly recommend this to colleagues and peers. Please feel free to use any of my comments as testimonials."
- Course Participant
"A very enjoyable course, Eric (Trainer) was knowledgeable, engaging and clearly had a passion for the subject material. Would recommend to others."
- Infrastructure Finance and Advisory, ACT Government
"It was a very personalised training and I very much appreciated James' experiences in his previous work life which gave real life examples to the training. The training expanded on my previous facilitation experiences but also gave me new skills and insights into reading people which is what I really wanted. I will recommend PD Training to my colleagues when others are seeking similar training especially if James is facilitating!"
- Department of State Development
"I thought Josh was excellent at demonstrating engaging and dynamic facilitation...overall, it was very engaging and the Inspire-Educate-Experience-Debrief model was great."
- The National Disability Insurance Agency
"The training was fantastic - Karen was inspiring. She was patient and took the time to ensure everyone understood the concepts explained. thank you."
"Loved the course, would definitely recommend it."
"Joseph was a brilliant trainer and made a big effort to structure the training around our requirements. First time that I've experienced true tailoring of a program to my needs."
- Individual Course Participant
The training was well facilitated. The trainer was successful in gaining a lot of responses from the participants to create the relevant information. A lot of pair, group work and interaction was there.
- Department of Education
"Highly targeted (and therefore valuable) training given that there were only two delegates - Josh managed superbly to balance our individual requirements."
- Parks Victoria
"It was an absolute pleasure meeting and being inspired by Josh. I have already recommended this course to other staff and told them to request Josh as the trainer. Thanks."
- Parliament of Victoria - Information Technology Unit
"Overall, the course was fantastic. Derrick was a fantastic facilitator/trainer and the small class size (4 including the trainer) allowed for much in-depth discussion of issues and sharing of experiences. A couple more opportunities to practice what we had learnt would have been good, but the opportunity to have the in-depth discussions was so very valuable. Derrick was great at getting us to reflect on our own practices in teaching the course components and to prompt us to discuss our reflections. Thanks!"
- Individual Course Participant
"Louise had a very warm and welcoming style that connected us all and created an open and engaging learning environment. The course was very enjoyable and provided opportunities to learn from other participants in addition to Louise.
- City of Melville
Skill development in group facilitation is essential for performing expertly in various scenarios. During this deep dive training course in advanced facilitation skills, participants learn to distinguish facilitation from instruction and training, establish ground rules, develop individual facilitation techniques, give effective feedback, understand the stages of team development and much more.
This dynamic, 2-day training course is the fastest way to develop advanced skills in effective group facilitation, so that your organisational goals can be reached on time, every time.
The Trusted Conductor
Arriving at a Decision
People Management Strategies
Facilitating Specific Processes
When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.
We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.
Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.
We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.
You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.
A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.
We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)
Invites people to training
(So you don’t have to)
Generates Sign in Sheet
(So you don’t have to)
Generates Branded Flyer
If you want to ‘promote’ internally
PDF’s of Certificates
(can be co-branded with your logo)
Collects and Reports feedback
(So you don’t have to)
Complete Results Dashboard
(including trainer insights)
At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.
In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.
Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.
It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.
To Be Engaged All Day
Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.
An outstanding trainer
On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.
Focussed on you
We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.
100% Transfer Policy
If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.
Refresher Course $0
In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.
The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.
Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.
Following on from Facilitation Skills this course provides great concepts and skills to apply when leading groups.Buy Advanced Facilitation