Facilitation skills are essential for effective communication, management and organisation.
Facilitation Skills Training Course by pdtraining delivered in Tauranga, Auckland and other cities teaches facilitation tools and techniques that are easy to learn and implement in a business environment.
Facilitation skills helps in decision making, building positivity and promoting professionalism. Mastering facilitation skills is not difficult with the right training.
Learning the Art of Facilitation
Facilitation involves creating the right conditions for reaching particular goals. A good facilitator must possess skills including:
- Good observation
- Active listening
- Good understanding of people and situations
- Management ability
- Good communication skills
- Good sense of timing
- Sensitiveness towards group dynamics
- Ability to diffuse tensed situations
- Ability to guide conversations towards achieving specific goals
Using these skills, a facilitator manages, organises and helps employees to make correct decisions for achieving a specified goal.
Process of Facilitation
Planning is essential to carry out facilitation properly. Knowledge about the various stages of the process of facilitation can be gained through training. Professional training in facilitation involves:
- Laying the groundwork
- Understanding the nuances of facilitation
- Knowing various models of team development
- Building consensus
- Providing guidance to help reach a decision
- Dealing with friction between people
- Resolving group dysfunction
- How and when to intervene
Facilitation is a great way to get people to work together as a team to achieve common goals. It is a skill that allows companies to manage their human resource better, and achieve goals smoothly and in less time. It enhances the work environment, builds team spirit and focuses employees on achieving goals.
Benefits of Facilitation
Facilitation skills affect employees and through them the company. A facilitator who is trained in facilitation helps a company achieve:
- Goal fulfilment
- Greater productivity
- Enhanced teamwork
- Reduction in conflicts
- Building of consensus
- A positive and healthy work environment
- Targeted workforce
- Smoothness in operations
- Enhanced professionalism
Management of skills through facilitation enables a company to fully utilise the talents of its workforce. Starting from an employee, effective facilitation leads to the growth of a company. Businesses that prioritise facilitation see greater growth of their employees and through them of the company.
Training in facilitation skills is an investment that gives dividends in terms of faster reaching of goals, enhanced quality of staff, and better management and organisation. As improvement in staff and processes ultimately leads to the growth of a company, businesses use facilitation skills as a stepping stone towards faster and sustainable growth.
Pdtraining delivers 1000’s of professional development courses each year in Wellington, Auckland, Napier, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Tauranga, so you can be assured your training will be delivered by a qualified and experienced trainer.
All public Facilitation Skills Training Course courses include am/pm tea, lunch, printed courseware and a certificate of completion. Customised courses are available upon request so please contact pdtraining on 1300 121 400 to learn more.