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Advanced Facilitation Skills Training

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

Your Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will have learned to:
  • Understand the phases of complex facilitation
  • Understand how to respond to personal styles in a group
  • Use convergent and divergent thinking tools to promote discussion and decision making
  • Apply decision-making rules to reach agreement
  • Successfully deal with emotional challenges
  • Know when to intervene in a group
  • Understand group think and how to avoid or overcome it
  • Facilitate strategic planning sessions
  • Facilitate process improvement sessions
Duration: 2.0 day course



Reviews

Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Reviews:

"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."

- RDNS

 

"Loved the course, would definitely recommend it."

- PEPSICO

 

"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

 

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Derik was polite, fun and very diplomatic. A great role model for any presenter.

-UnitingCare Community
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Review of the forming / norming stages of group development was informative and a nice reminder to something I had forgotten - Personality types and psychometric tests are always a good reminder of we all have different personalities and different strengths - I enjoyed the active learning (get off my backside) parts of the course

-UnitingCare Community
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Throughout the 2 days the trainer was always letting us know what he was doing and whay he was doing it. I appreciated this as it was not just told to us but modelled to us. I believe the trainers attitudes and beliefs were congruent with his behaviour, he did not seem fake, and was quite genuine. I appreciated how the training brought together a lot of different models and consolidated a lot of theories so it was not all so "scattered" for me.

-UnitingCare Community
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Was good to revisit this topic. Enjoyable two days.

-UnitingCare Community


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Course Outline
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course

Download Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course Outline

Foreword:

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.

 

Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 1
The Trusted Conductor
  • A Framework for Facilitating with Complexity
  • Group Capacities
  • REACH Review, understand your strengths, recognise other people's styles and needs.
  • Assessing and Convening
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 2
Divergent Thinking
  • Listing Ideas - Brainstorming
  • Small Group Work
  • Individual Writing
  • Gap Analysis
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 3
Convergent Thinking
  • Affinity Diagram
  • Pre-Defined Criteria
  • Straw Votes
  • Gap Analysis
  • Paradigm Shifting
  • Paradigm Shifting Techniques
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 4
Arriving at a Decision
  • Decision Rules
  • Decision Rules and High Stakes Decisions
  • Scales of Agreement
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 5
People Management Strategies
  • When and How to Intervene
  • Groupthink
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 6
Facilitating Specific Processes
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Reflection
Advanced Facilitation Skills Training Course - Lesson 7
Reflections
  • Create an Action Plan
  • References

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context


Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

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.

live online & hybrid

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 dialling in, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
full day training
Conferences
Conferences
At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
 In our Online Training  Room - the HIVE In our Online Training Room

We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

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)

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Generates Sign in Sheet

(So you don’t have to)

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Generates Branded Flyer

If you want to ‘promote’ internally

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PDF’s of Certificates

(can be co-branded with your logo)

Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

(So you don’t have to)

Feedback Report Example

Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

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.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.


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.

Measure metrics your way

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Training APIs

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.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for Advanced Facilitation Skills Training

Details:

  • Time: 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card

Questions:

Sydney
2-day course
Karstens Conference Centre, Canada House, Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000
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Canberra Flex, 4 National Circuit Canberra ACT 2600
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When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

PDT Activities and discussion

To Be Engaged All Day

Activities and discussion for engaged learning all day.

Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

Confidence of booking

Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

  • Fresh targeted video-based microlearning content with interactive lessons and quizzes included.
  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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