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Fundamentals of Group Facilitation

Working with groups takes more than just booking a time to get together and have a conversation. It takes an intentional, planned approach and effective facilitation skills and strategies to support groups through the work they need to do. Whether supporting a group to vision or plan, engage stakeholders or make decisions, a facilitator can be a crucial and effective presence. If you are interested in working with groups as a facilitator, or currently do this work and could use some extra skills and strategies to ground your practice more fully, this workshop will help you get there.
Facilitator: Beth Cougler Blom
For more information about this course please contact Professional and Continuing Studies

Topics:

  •        what group process facilitation is
  •        who group facilitators are
  •        skills necessary to work with groups
  •        how to plan successful agendas
  •        choosing appropriate processes and activities

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the role of a group facilitator, inside or outside of an organization
  • Describe skills of an effective group facilitator
  • Identify essential elements to a needs assessment process to plan for a group facilitation event
  • Indicate major considerations in designing group process agendas
  • Source processes and activities to include in group facilitation agendas