TFAC057 Fundamentals of Group Facilitation


Course Description

Working with groups requires more than just scheduling a meeting time. It necessitates a deliberate, planned approach and effective facilitation skills and strategies to guide groups through their tasks. Whether you are supporting a group in visioning, planning, engaging stakeholders, or making decisions, a skilled facilitator can make a significant difference.

If you are interested in working with groups as a facilitator, or if you currently facilitate and need additional skills and strategies to enhance your practice, this course is designed to help you succeed.

Course Outline

In this course, you'll explore:

  • Introduction to Group Process Facilitation: Understand what group process facilitation entails
  • Role of Group Facilitators: Explore who group facilitators are and their importance
  • Skills for Working with Groups: Learn the essential skills required to effectively work with groups
  • Planning Successful Agendas: Discover how to plan and structure successful agendas for group facilitation
  • Selecting Appropriate Processes and Activities: Identify and choose the right processes and activities to support group work

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of a group facilitator, both inside and outside of an organization
  • Explain the skills necessary to be an effective group facilitator
  • Identify the essential elements of a needs assessment process for planning a group facilitation event
  • Outline the major considerations in designing group process agendas
  • Source and select appropriate processes and activities for inclusion in group facilitation agendas
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