Assessing and Improving Facilitation Skills

Welcome to the course on 'Assessing and Improving Facilitation Skills'. Effective facilitation is a crucial skill in today's professional landscape, as it enables individuals to guide groups through discussions, decision-making processes, and problem-solving activities. This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of facilitation skills, including the definition and importance of facilitation, different facilitation styles, assessment techniques, and strategies for improvement. By the end of the course, participants will have gained valuable insights and practical tools to enhance their facilitation abilities and make a positive impact in their professional roles.

The course begins with an introduction to facilitation skills, discussing the role and responsibilities of a facilitator and the importance of effective facilitation in various settings. Participants will then explore different facilitation styles, including directive, collaborative, and facilitative facilitation, understanding their strengths, weaknesses, and when to apply each style. The course also delves into assessment techniques, such as self-assessment, peer and participant feedback, and professional assessment, to help participants identify their strengths and areas for improvement. Additionally, the course covers techniques for improving facilitation skills, including communication skills, group dynamics management, and problem-solving skills, as well as tools and techniques for effective facilitation, such as visual aids, brainstorming, and utilizing technology. Throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to analyze case studies and real-world applications to apply their learning to practical scenarios, and will be guided through creating personal action plans for ongoing development. The course concludes with a recap of key concepts and techniques, as well as guidance on developing a personal improvement plan and continuing education opportunities in facilitation.