Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day)

1 Day
Bristol (Clifton) 5th Jul 2021
12th Jul 2021
5.5 hours

Course Overview

The modern manager is required to develop and apply a suite of problem solving, decision making and consensus building tools to harness the intelligence, creativity and energy of the people whose commitment is required if key business goals are to be achieved. Professionals in support roles are increasingly required to use a variety of processes to engage, enthuse and enrol operations people to buy-into a change in working practices required by the business. In an increasingly bust world where time is a premium grabbing peoples attention and air time is not always easy so any event has to be facilitated in a slick, fast-paced and professional manner.

The course agenda will be set by the participants - to begin there will be a facilitated event where the participants will highlight their key facilitation challenges.

The tutor will then create the days agenda based on the precise needs of the participants and run the day accordingly.

Emphasis will be placed on using the time on the course for the participants to prepare for a forthcoming facilitated event where they will play with the lead role or support the chairperson.

All the participants will be invited to offer receive feedback on each others performance ensuring that the day is fast, focused and fun!

At the end of the day each participant will have acquired further facilitation skills, learned how to prepare and execute a professional facilitated event and planned their next event back at work.

This Advanced Facilitation Skills training course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 5.5 Hours

Course Locations

Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) London
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Manchester
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Nottingham
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Birmingham
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Bristol
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Edinburgh
Advanced Facilitation Skills (1 Day) Leeds

This course is worth 5.5 Continuous Professional Development hours.Learn more about CPD


9:30 - 10:15    First facilitated event to determine the requirements from the participants for the day which may include some/all of the following:

  • Understanding of what a facilitator does and crucially what they do not do
  • Develop and design an event that will lead a group through to a successful outcome
  • The difference between facilitation and chairing
  • 5 of the best facilitation techniques for problem solving and decision making
  • Handling group dynamics and deal with challenges, resistance and disruption
  • The Facilitators route map - a step-by-step guide for setting up, marketing, designing and conducting a dynamic event
  • Excellent design - creating a journey
  • Enrolling stakeholders
  • Preparing for what happens after the facilitated event

10:15 - 10:45    Review of the principle planning and design tools used by accomplished facilitators to preparing the ground fro a successful facilitated event

10:45- 11:00    Break

11:00 - 12:00    Introduction to the best consensus building, problem solving and brainstorming tools:

  • Brainstorming the right way
  • Blue sky vs. Grey sky
  • 30-second brainstorming
  • Force field analysis
  • Decision matrices

12:00-12:45    Lunch

12:45-15:45    Participants take it in turns to run a series of facilitated events where they will use the best consensus building, problem solving and brainstorming tools to secure the answers to their own priority facilitation challenges. After each event the facilitator will receive feedback from the other participants and the tutor on their performance.This continues for the remainder of the day with a 15 minute break.

15:45 - 16:15    Review and action planning. The participants will leave the event with a plan to deliver a facilitated event back at work.

16:15 - 16:30    Course review and feedback

16.30    Close


Thank you so much to Tracey Richards, who was a fantastic trainer. Tracey really tailored the session to our needs which meant that I took so many ideas away that I can really use. She kept the day fun and engaging too, especially over video chat and we even learned tips about virtual meetings too. Would highly recommend this course!

Lucy Joss, Energy Saving Trust

Excellent, positive & knowledgeable trainer. Very effective & extremely likeable.

Eleanor Melvin, Total E&P UK LTD

Really enjoyed the course, trainer was extremely knowledgeable and open to questions.

Lesley Kemp, Total E&P UK LTD

Fabulous course - Tracey was great at understanding our needs. Tailored course to suit us. Very engaging. Brilliant.

Ruth Clarke, The Insolvency Sevice

Excellent course which was adapted to our current needs and allowed us to cover specific situations.

Annetta Balzan, The Insolvency Service

Enjoyed that training was adapted to my business sector.

Michele Phillips, DHP Family

Good content, well presented, clear objectives.

Jen Duncan, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd
I really enjoyed the course and found it very useful.
Claire Dawson, Shelter
Excellent delivery, pitch. A lot packed into one day.
Tui Iti, Ogier
Enjoyed the training. Gained some valuable techniques that I will use in the future.
Kirsty McMonagle, Objective 3 Partnership
Did not really know what to expect - was excellent.
Emma Blantern, Wire
Very interesting & interactive - would definitely recommend.
Gemma Retter, Barclays
Enjoyed the course. Gave me an opportunity to try out methods in a safe environment.
Christine Henderson, Student Loans Company.
Good lively sessions. Very experienced presenter with relevant examples. Good use of techniques and planning.
David Sidebottom, Passenger Focus
Really valued Simons expertise and style of delivery.
Karen King, Imperial Tobacco


  • The participants will have insights and practiced the skills necessary to become an accomplished facilitator, these are:
    1.     Creating a climate for success
    2.      Engaging stakeholders
    3.      Designing and event and creating buy in from the stakeholders
    4.      Use of creative facilitation techniques
    5.      Managing the process
    6.      Maintaining direction and monitoring progress
    7.      Handling difficult people and situations
    8.      When to bring in senior stakeholders to ensure order and momentum is maintained
    9.      Reviewing progress against anticipated outcomes
    10.    Ensuring the momentum caused by a successful event is translated into further action)
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