The Art & Science of Facilitation

Dec 2, 2014 through Dec 3, 2014, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Deadline: 
Location: 
2120 Fyffe Rd., Room 105
Contact: 
Jody Termeer
614-292-3114

Building Your Facilitation Toolbox 

Knowing the techniques of facilitation and having a well-stocked facilitation toolbox enhances your ability to most effectively manage even the most difficult group interactions.  This training is designed to help you learn about facilitation processing and tools to use with group management.  Participants will learn about the process and practice using tools to gain a more in-depth understanding of how to select the right tool(s) in order to successfully help groups accomplish their desired outcomes.

 

This is a two-day training:

 

1st Day – Facilitation Processing

 

Sometimes participants get off track with the discussion and want to talk about things, not on the current agenda.  How are those items handled?  We provide training on how to acknowledge the additional topics – many of which are important – but to not allow them to totally derail the planned agenda.  Every group goes through many stages of development.  Some of those stages are very uncomfortable for both participants and facilitators.  This training helps participants gain a better understanding of group dynamics and how to utilize those dynamics for positive meeting outcomes.

 

Objectives:

Participants will:

-understand facilitation and the facilitator roles

-learn how to assess and manage group dynamics

-understand roles of diversity, power and ethics

 

2nd Day – Building Your Facilitation Toolbox

(If you have completed the process training previously, you may join us for our second day training for half of the registration cost.)

 

Having a well-stocked facilitation toolbox enhances your ability to most effectively manage even the most difficult group interactions.  This workshop is designed to help you learn various tools to use with group facilitation.  Participants will practice using many of the tools to gain a more in-depth understanding of how to select the right tool(s) in order to successfully help groups accomplish their desired outcomes.

 

Objectives:

By completing the Facilitation Toolbox training, participants will learn and develop skills to successfully implement:

-seven idea generating tools

-two prioritizing and decision-making  tools

-four multi-purpose tools

Rose Fisher Merkowitz and Treva Williams are presenting this workshop.

Cost: $270.00 per participant. To register and make payment, please go to https://regonline.com/seriesleadership.

Please note, if you are unable to attend you may send someone else in your place. Cancellations made prior to the day of the workshop will be refunded minus a $5 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows/cancellations the day of the workshop.

Certificates of participation are available for individuals seeking professional development hours.

If you have questions, contact the OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail termeer.1@osu.edu

 

Prerequisite:  Facilitation Process training must be completed before completing the Facilitation Toolbox training.