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Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days)

Practical Training for Professionals


£1,080 inc VAT
Study method
No formal qualification
11 CPD hours / points

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Location & dates

Somerset House
Temple Street
West Midlands
United Kingdom
EEF Venues
Clifton Down
United Kingdom
Cheadle House
Cheadle Royal Business Park
United Kingdom
150 Minories
City of London
United Kingdom


Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) - Overview

2 day course. Inevitably, in any organisation, occasions arise where the method by which consensus can be achieved is not always obvious. Also, there will be occasions when it is critical to gain the buy-in of key people. The objective of this course is to provide delegates with the skills to be first-rate facilitators.

This Advanced Facilitation Skills course is available throughout the UK.

CPD Value 11 Hours


11 CPD hours / points
Accredited by Approved By Law society


Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) - Timetable

09:30 - 10:00 Coffee & Course Objectives

10:00 - 11:15 Understanding Facilitation (A detailed examination of the role, qualities and skills of an accomplished facilitator. A breakdown of the 3 fundamentals of facilitation: task, process and people.)

11:30 - 12:45 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 1)(The first two essential facilitation skills: First, a route map for creating a facilitated event including defining the purpose, process and anticipated outcomes. Second, techniques for engaging the key stakeholders.)

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

13:45 - 14:30 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 2)(An insight into the next 4 skills required of an Accomplished Facilitator:1) Creating a climate for success2) Managing the process3) Maintaining direction4) Monitoring progress)

14:30 - 15:15 Real Life Scenarios (Participants apply the lessons learned so far to conduct a simulated facilitated event based on there own real world situations.)

15:30 - 16:00 Managing Conflict (It is highly likely that in a facilitated event conflict will occur between individuals and/or groups. This session looks at typical sources of conflict and what to do to prevent them occurring manage them if they arise.)

Day 2

09:45 - 10:30 Handling Difficult Situations (This session looks at how to deal with challenges disruptions and resistance within the group.)

10:45 - 11:30 Practical Exercise - Handling Difficult Situations (The participants apply the lessons learned to handle difficult situations in a simulated facilitated event.)

11:30 - 12:30 The Facilitators Toolkit (Part 3)(Exploration of the next 3 facilitators skills9) Developing action plans10) Reviewing progress against anticipated outcomes11) Ensuring the momentum caused by a successful event is translated into further action)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 Creative Techniques (An introduction to the most effective creative techniques.)

14:00 - 15:15 Practical Exercise - Using Creative Techniques (The participants apply the creative techniques learned in a simulated facilitated event based on their own real world situations.)

15:30 - 16:00 Giving and Receiving Feedback (Each participant receives feedback from their colleagues on their strengths and areas where they need to develop their facilitation skills.)

16:00 - 16:30 Preparing a Personal Action Plan (Each participant creates a list of actions to apply the principles taught on the course to their own situation.)

16.30 Summary & Action Plans Agreed

Advanced Facilitation Skills - (2 Days) - Benefits

  • Understanding of what a facilitator does and crucially what they don't do
  • Develop and design an event that will lead a group through to a successful outcome
  • Skill in applying the best creative techniques
  • Handling group dynamics and deal with challenges, resistance and disruption
  • Competence in the 12 Skills of Facilitation - A dozen skills that all accomplished facilitators must master
  • The 'Facilitators route map ' - a step-by-step guide for setting up, marketing, designing and conducting a dynamic event

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.