Facilitation Skills Courses
 

Each course also has an optional second module of a further two days - dates for these are arranged with participants during the first module.

 

Details of our next course

This course is currently available only on an in-house basis.

 

AIMS

To introduce and develop skills which may be used within training, consultancy or other situations where others are assisted to achieve results.

 

PROCESS

The course is based on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Accelerated Learning. NLP may be described as a branch of applied psychology and allows for easy understanding and rapid skills development. Accelerated Learning provides ways of identifying participants' personal learning styles and designing training so that each person can gain maximum benefit. Participants will be able to use both NLP and Accelerated Learning techniques themselves as a result of the course.

 

PARTICIPANTS

Participants may possess varying degrees of experience and will still be able to participate fully in, and benefit from, the course; it is not necessary to be familiar with facilitation, or with NLP/Accelerated Learning prior to attending.

 

STRUCTURE

The course is run on a modular basis, allowing for absorption and practice between sessions. The final day has an open format, providing opportunity for in-depth practice and application to specific work contexts.

 

FORMAT

The course is practical, experiential and interactive, with a range of exercises and activities involved throughout. Group size is kept small, so individual attention can be maximised. Participants are given feedback on their performance throughout the course and assessment processes include peer assessment, through group feedback. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and many past participants have established and maintained ongoing contact and support with each other.

 

DATES

Module 1: To be announced

Module 2: To be announced

 

Times are usually 9.30am - 5.00pm.

The course will count for CPD (continuing professional development requirements) for most professional bodies.

A certificate will be given to participants successfully completing the course.

 

CONTENT (See below for full course content)

First day: basic principles, approaches and techniques, including an introduction to NLP

Second day: group processes, including development of awareness of personal style

Third day: advanced language and communication skills

Fourth day: open format for participants to explore in more depth any topics they wish.

 

VENUE

Pentre House, Welshpool.  The location for the course is just over the Welsh border, reasonably close to Shrewsbury and Chester and just over an hour's drive from the Welsh coast.  Within a very short distance is the river Severn, Offa's Dyke and a plantation of the largest redwood trees in Europe.  And, while you are here, you will be able to meet our rare-breed pigs. 

 

FEES

 

 

 

BOOKING

Contact us for further details

 

FULL COURSE CONTENT

 

DAY ONE: BASIC PRINCIPLES, APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES

 

Objectives:

 

To introduce participants, assess needs and expertise and preview the course content and processes

To introduce facilitation as a process, and its relationship to change management and personal development

To introduce and develop skills in NLP, AL and associated models and techniques.

To work on self facilitation and one-to-one facilitation

Topics include: The roles, stages and skills of facilitation;

NLP and Accelerated Learning origins, approaches and techniques including:

Objective setting, * Observation skills, * Shifts of perspective, * Rapport development,

* Mental strategy, * Self awareness and management, * Speech and language skills

DAY TWO: GROUP PROCESSES

Objectives:

To develop awareness of personal style

To develop understanding of individual differences and needs

To develop skills in facilitation, presentation and coaching

To create individual action plans

Topics include: Awareness of own style and motivation (using selected brief tests); Understanding others' learning needs, styles and motivational patterns; Understanding group dynamics; Developing learning states and strategies; Selecting appropriate processes, activities and aids (including documentation); Developing personal presence, managing time, dealing with divergence, disagreement and conflict, working with co-presenters; Utilising role modelling; Gaining commitment; Recognising and handling individual and organisational factors which may assist or hinder the success of facilitation programmes

DAY THREE: ADVANCED LANGUAGE SKILLS

Objectives:

To further develop communication skills

To learn how to vary language according to individuals' motivational patterns

To learn flexibility and influence in language use

Topics include: Effective listening; Imparting information; Questioning; Giving feedback; NLP and Ericksonian language models and patterns including the use of precision, indirect language, metaphor, dialogue and influencing language.

DAY FOUR: IN-DEPTH PRACTICE AND APPLICATION

Objectives:

To explore in more depth any topics which interest participants

To further enhance individual skills through applying techniques learned to participants' own work contexts

To review and integrate learning over the course

To work on continuing action plans for further development

Topics: will depend on the wishes and needs of the participant group.

For More Information Contact:

 

Management Magic

Pentre House, Leighton, Welshpool, Powys SY21 8HL

Tel: +44 (0)1938 553430

FAX: +44 (0)1938 555355

Email: carol@managementmagic..co.uk