How to Become an Expert Facilitator

How to facilitate meetings and events that people enjoy, and that get great results.

DateVenuePrice
Tue 03 Jul 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican

Address

  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA

Telephone

  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  

Directions

Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.

Parking

There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)

£480.00*

*Two delegates £430.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 13 delegates

Overview

Do you have to organise meetings or events to enable people to be briefed, discuss issues, solve problems, prioritise, make decisions or plan ahead?

Great facilitators have a treasure trove of clever structures and ‘know how' to turn potentially boring or chaotic meetings into enjoyable interactive events that get to the result you need by the end of the allotted time.

What you'll learn

  • How to create the right atmosphere right from the start
  • Why a different room set-up will get you different results
  • A fantastic toolkit that will enable you to pull out the ‘right tool for the job' even when you have to think on your feet
  • A mechanism to enable large groups to assess their level of agreement with complex decisions
  • How to make sure everyone understands what's being discussed and agreed
  • A simple, easy to use tool  to help groups analyse complex information  together
  • The 4-Step method to enable a competitive group to collaborate on a solution that everyone can commit to
  • How to filter and prioritise simply and easily, even with a large group
  • How to keep people's attention even when not everyone is able to contribute on a topic
  • Four questions to ask to manage disagreements
  • What to do when people ‘misbehave' and how to manage disruption before, during and after the meeting

Who is it for?

Anyone who has responsibility for facilitating meetings or events and wants to gain confidence, increase their repertoire or address some facilitation challenges.

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Your facilitator

Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987.  She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities .  Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Very good. Lots of examples and practical work to keep engaged. A highly interactive course on the key areas and challenges to overcome as a facilitator.

Financial Controller

Excellent, good tools and techniques. Good to attend to learn hints and tips on how to effectively facilitate workshops.

, Solihull MBC

Informative and applicable. Good techniques in understanding and applying facilitator techniques to everyday situations.

Project Manager

Very engaging, full of useful tools to help run/facilitate meetings smoothly and confidently.

Project Support

Very good. Lots of examples and practical work to keep engaged. A highly interactive course on the key areas and challenges to overcome as a facilitator.

Financial Controller

Excellent, good tools and techniques. Good to attend to learn hints and tips on how to effectively facilitate workshops.

, Solihull MBC

Informative and applicable. Good techniques in understanding and applying facilitator techniques to everyday situations.

Project Manager

Very engaging, full of useful tools to help run/facilitate meetings smoothly and confidently.

Project Support

Well delivered, good pace and content.

Service Manager

Lots of good ideas and helpful tips. Good tips for facilitating meetings.

Head of

Relevant, practical, brought to life with great examples. Very practical lots to take away and use back in the office.

Head of Communications

Very informative, thorough, helpful and fun. A great way to challenge you facilitator skills but also to improve.

Manager, Talking Tables

Very detailed and good ideas to use in work. Allows you to build your skills to grow as a facilitator and grow as a chair person.

Financial Controller

Great. Fantastic tools to make a difference to you and your meetings.


Effective. Good group work and number of attendees. An excellent starting point for facilitating meetings.

HR Advisor

Very good, some great skills and tools to take away. Provides great tool kit for running/facilitating meetings. Emphasises importance of great 'set up'

Finance

Great and very informative. Practical tips for holding effective meetings.

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