How to Become an Expert Facilitator

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

DateVenuePrice
Tue 03 Dec 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£520.00*
Wed 11 Dec 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm 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.

NCP provide the opportunity to arrange parking in advance - please see here.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

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

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hotel (5 minute walk)

£520.00*

*Two delegates £480.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

Rated by 19 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.

DateVenuePrice
Tue 03 Dec 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£520.00*
Wed 11 Dec 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm 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.

NCP provide the opportunity to arrange parking in advance - please see here.

Hotels

The closest hotels are:

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

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hotel (5 minute walk)

£520.00*

*Two delegates £480.00 per delegate.
All prices are exclusive of V.A.T.

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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…

Fantastic, the right mix of interaction and listening. I think it was very well tailored to the audience. A great way to learn new skills, challenge old habits and come away with tools that you can apply straightaway.

Head of Finance and Operations, Travel Foundation

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

A perfect balance of theory and practise, backed up with a tool kit.

, The Travel Foundation

Outstanding! An eye opener to the complexity of facilitation and a great explanation of how to be effective.

Head of Intelligence and Fraud Prevention

Fantastic, the right mix of interaction and listening. I think it was very well tailored to the audience. A great way to learn new skills, challenge old habits and come away with tools that you can apply straightaway.

Head of Finance and Operations, Travel Foundation

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

A perfect balance of theory and practise, backed up with a tool kit.

, The Travel Foundation

Outstanding! An eye opener to the complexity of facilitation and a great explanation of how to be effective.

Head of Intelligence and Fraud Prevention

I enjoyed the format of the day. I liked the mix of group and class work. The course gives a good mix of tools/tips to use in meetings There is a good opportunity to discuss real life examples.

Office Manager

Really informative with a useful toolkit of tactics which can be useful at any time. Great course it combines theory with practical application in a really clever way.

Group Manager

Excellent. It has introduced me to a wide range of tools and techniques which I can put into practice. Shona is clearly very experienced and gave us lots of advice, encouragement and expertise. Really valuable with lots of attention to our learning outcomes, tools and techniques to help us back in our work place.

Head of Research

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.

Head of Student Services

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