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Facilitation Processes: Building Consensus and Creating Engagement

ADRN6206

Workshop


Description

Facilitation processes improve the effectiveness of group communication and thus reduce or prevent conflict and develop group consensus. Participants will learn three facilitation processes: the cards workshop method, flipchart workshop method and focused conversation method, and discuss their application in strategic planning, group issue analysis and/or problem-solving and conflict resolution. This program provides important skills for those working with groups within their own organization and also for external consultants and facilitators.

Note: For those who dislike speaking in front of large groups, focused conversations and flip chart workshops are used with relatively small groups. Your practice sessions will be in small groups.

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the reasons meetings often bog down
  • Structure and lead a Focused Conversation, employing the ORID thinking model
  • Improve meetings in which they are participants by invisibly ‘facilitating from the side of the room’
  • Use the Workshop Method to efficiently achieve group consensus
  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of a variation of the Workshop Method (Flipchart Workshop)
  • Consider the qualities of a competent facilitator
  • Practice the methods in small groups with coaching from the instructor and knowledgeable coaches

What to Expect

For those who dislike speaking in front of large groups, focused conversations and flip chart workshops are used with relatively small groups. Your practice sessions will be in small groups.

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, group exercises, role-play and discussion.

To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

There are no prerequisites required. Please come to this course prepared to share your experiences, opinions and perspectives with the class.

Testimonials

"The information and experience I took away from this course was invaluable. I'm looking forward to taking more courses instructed by Janine. She is very inspiring and engaging."

 

"I feel that there are a great many situations in which I could apply the skills this course taught me."

 

"I really enjoyed the course. I would recommend it to everyone."



Registration Options

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ADRN6206 - 013 Nov 30 - Dec 02, 2016 Available

Day Date Time Location
Wed, Thu, Fri   Nov 30 to Dec 02, 2016 9:00AM to 5:00PM Downtown Campus, Citi Plaza, 125

Course Materials

Materials and handouts will be provided in class.

Attendance Requirements

To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

Instructors:
Janine Higgins

Fee(s):
Course Fee $785.00 ?
Western Employee $785.00 ?

Potential Discount(s): Citi Plaza , Tech Alliance , Western Alumni , Pillar , Amway , Great West Life , Goodlife Members

ADRN6206 - 014 May 30 - Jun 01, 2017 Available

Day Date Time Location
Tue, Wed, Thu   May 30 to Jun 01, 2017 9:00AM to 5:00PM Downtown Campus, Citi Plaza, 125

Course Materials

Materials and handouts will be provided in class.

Attendance Requirements

To complete this course, active participation is required and participants must attend 100% of this course.

Instructors:
Janine Higgins

Fee(s):
Course Fee $785.00 ?
Western Employee $785.00 ?

Potential Discount(s): Citi Plaza , Tech Alliance , Western Alumni , Pillar , Amway , Great West Life , Goodlife Members