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Advanced Facilitation Workshop

► Next Training:  TBD
► Registration Fee:  $549
► Email Sarah Gilbert to be notified of the next training date

Please note: The Center strongly recommends taking the Meeting Management and Facilitation Skills (MMFS) workshop before taking this advanced course.  This advanced training builds upon the learning objectives in the MMFS workshop. 

This two-day workshop provides the facilitator with more advanced tools and techniques for generating ideas, consolidating and narrowing ideas, evaluating ideas, and reaching a decision.  In addition, participants will learn and have the opportunity to practice facilitating a conversation into action.  This guided, participatory process to group discussion is both an art and science that can be used effectively in many situations.  This workshop further ensures the facilitator has the appropriate tools for helping groups work more effectively, efficiently, and collaboratively, thus maximizing the group’s potential.  The Facilitation Center will provide participants with a certificate of completion and a set of storyboard supplies, giving participants the tools they need to immediately start facilitating.

Topics Covered
  • Dealing with Controversial Issues
  • Designing Constructive Conversations
  • Funneling Ideas into Action
  • Prioritization of Ideas
  • Reaching Consensus
  • Spinning Vague Ideas into Specific, Rich Ideas
Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for those who have experience with facilitation and want to broaden their knowledge and skills as facilitators.  It is recommended that you take the Meeting Management and Facilitation Skills workshop prior to this advanced session.  These advanced techniques will sharpen facilitation skills, as well as, prepare facilitators for larger groups, dealing with more complex topics.  The knowledge, tools, and techniques presented will allow a facilitator to tackle a variety of meetings, such as: 

  • Action Planning
  • Brainstorming
  • Consensus Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Retreats
  • Team Building
When/Where Are Trainings Held?

This two-day training is conducted throughout the year in the Richmond, Ky area and advertised on our events page, as well as, through direct e-mail notification.  Workshops can also be arranged in other venues, if an organization has an existing group that would like to receive training.  Our trainers have traveled from Washington to Florida providing trainings for various businesses and organizations.  If you’d like to receive e-mail notifications about upcoming workshops, or would like more information about providing a workshop at another location, please contact us.

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