Workshop Facilitation Techniques

Date: 2013-09-11 Category: ,

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Facilitation seems to be an easy task at first sight, but if you have tried it even once, you know being average is easy; being great is a big challenge. The course helps you fine-tune the existing skills regarding tools like SWOT or brainstorming, and also trains in the newest methods on problem-solving, creativity, change management and analyses. Professional facilitation skills are important not only for those who are delivering and moderating workshops, group works and trainings, but to all of those Managers who from time to time want to get out creative ideas from their group to find the root causes of problems they are facing, or use these skills when managing significant changes in the company.

THE COURSE MAKES PARTICIPANTS SKILLED AND SELFCONFIDENT in facilitating different group work in many topics. The first part of the program focuses on the general rules of facilitation, providing deep knowledge on high level. The next part teaches wide a range of methods and techniques that can be used on their own, or as part of a complex problem solving project. We believe that only a deep understanding of techniques and a wide tool-portfolio will make someone self-confident enough to be able to deliver successful workshops in different situations. The practicing of the tools and techniques flashes on the important details of certain method. The course can be highly tailor-made to the particular client‘s needs, choosing only those techniques from the Develor 24 tool-set which will be adequate for the company.

By the end of the program participant will be able: to deliver any type of workshops or group work in an efficient and professional way which will provide tangible results for the group.


  • What is facilitation and what is not, what is the role of the facilitator
  • The techniques of opening, defining norms and contracting with the group
  • Art of powerful questioning
  • Prioritization tools
  • Analytical methods
  • Creative brainstorming techniques
  • Large Group methods (World Café, Open Space Technology)
  • Change Management methods
  • Practicing all techniques learned in company-specific topics
  • Using templates for the techniques
  • Handling emotions, conflicts and difficult participants
  • The importance and ways of Actionplanning, commitment building