Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days)

2 Days
London 30th Jun 2021
8th Jul 2021
11 hours

Course Overview

2 day course. Inevitably, in any organisation, occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also, there will be occasions when it is critical to gain the buy-in of key people. The objective of this course is to provide delegates with the skills to be first-rate facilitators.

This Advanced Facilitation Skills course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 11 Hours

Course Locations

Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) London
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Manchester
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Nottingham
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Birmingham
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Bristol
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Edinburgh
Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) Leeds

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


09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 - 11:15 Understanding Facilitation (A detailed examination of the role, qualities and skills of an accomplished facilitator. A breakdown of the 3 fundamentals of facilitation: task, process and people.)

11:30 - 12:45 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 1)(The first two essential facilitation skills: First, a route map for creating a facilitated event including defining the purpose, process and anticipated outcomes. Second, techniques for engaging the key stakeholders.)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 2)(An insight into the next 4 skills required of an Accomplished Facilitator:1) Creating a climate for success2) Managing the process3) Maintaining direction4) Monitoring progress)

14:30 - 15:15 Real Life Scenarios (Participants apply the lessons learned so far to conduct a simulated facilitated event based on there own real world situations.)

15:30 - 16:00 Managing Conflict (It is highly likely that in a facilitated event conflict will occur between individuals and/or groups. This session looks at typical sources of conflict and what to do to prevent them occurring manage them if they arise.)

Day 2

09:45 - 10:30 Handling Difficult Situations (This session looks at how to deal with challenges disruptions and resistance within the group.)

10:45 - 11:30 Practical Exercise - Handling Difficult Situations (The participants apply the lessons learned to handle difficult situations in a simulated facilitated event.)

11:30 - 12:30 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 3)(Exploration of the next 3 facilitators skills9) Developing action plans10) Reviewing progress against anticipated outcomes11) Ensuring the momentum caused by a successful event is translated into further action)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 Creative Techniques (An introduction to the most effective creative techniques.)

14:00 - 15:15 Practical Exercise - Using Creative Techniques (The participants apply the creative techniques learned in a simulated facilitated event based on their own real world situations.)

15:30 - 16:00 Giving and Receiving Feedback (Each participant receives feedback from their colleagues on their strengths and areas where they need to develop their facilitation skills.)

16:00 - 16:30 Preparing a Personal Action Plan (Each participant creates a list of actions to apply the principles taught on the course to their own situation.)

16.30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed


An interesting and informative course with some very useful ideas for practical application.

Emma Chilton, TPT Retirement Solutions

Great to have some 1-2-1 coaching from an experienced mentor.

Clare Lynch, Doris and Bertie Ltd

Loved it, am taking away practical advice to apply in work as well as personl life.

Anne Marije Vonk, Cognizant Technology Solutions Global Services Limited

Anna Valeria is an excellent trainer and was able to communicate facilitation skills.

Darryl Munro, Enquest

Trainer was very knowledgeable and was able to provide varied real life examples to help explain principles/techniques.

Stephen Lees, Howden Group Ltd

Excellent facilitator, incorporated additional elements in response to requests which was really useful. Thank you!

Gemma White, Sanofi

The structure of the course was excellent as we were coached as opposed to sitting and listening. I got a lot out of this 2-day course and I think the leader knew how to pull every effort out of us.

Caroline Cross, Nexen UK Ltd

Enjoyable as well as informative.

Michael Kennett, Integrati Consultants Ltd

This was probably the best training course I have attended. In terms of things to take away, I would normally struggle to find many things I would implement but these will be many.

Abby Taylor, Wellcome Trust
Very good 2 Day session. Learnt a lot.
Wayne Woodroffe, Transport for London
Tracey brought the subject to life and adapted content to suit audience. Excellent two days!
Duncan Macrobbie, Prudential
Course was extremely helpful.
Carolyn Hamilton, Petrofac


  • Understanding of what a facilitator does and crucially what they don't do
  • Develop and design an event that will lead a group through to a successful outcome
  • Skill in applying the best creative techniques
  • Handling group dynamics and deal with challenges, resistance and disruption
  • Competence in the 12 Skills of Facilitation - A dozen skills that all accomplished facilitators must master
  • The 'Facilitators route map ' - a step-by-step guide for setting up, marketing, designing and conducting a dynamic event
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