Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2004 End Date/Time: Dec 08, 2004
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A highly interactive 3 day workshop designed to prepare you for certification by the International Association of Facilitators, and enter the field of facilitation as a practitioner.

Be the FACILITATOR You Were Meant to Be:
This workshop is the state-of-the art training that has made many facilitators so successful in their organizations or in their private practice. It provides full integration of the processes, techniques and logistics of facilitation and the vocabulary of the field.

For some participants, the concepts and practices presented will be new. For others, they will confirm their current approach, and perhaps offer alternatives. For all participants, the workshop offers an integrated framework for facilitation, including the means to continuously learn new ideas for making the facilitator’s work more useful to the group.

Basic Facilitation also offers a standard against which to measure yourself. The Facilitator’s CoreSkills Inventory consists of measurable skills. You and your personal coach get to measure your skills against the standard provided. You receive structured feedback and the means to see and understand your strengths and correct your weaknesses.

Basic Facilitation is largely practice-based. Short theory sessions and demonstrations are followed by extensive hands-on practice and coaching sessions on cases. Because everyone is trying to support each other’s learning, the work atmosphere is positive, engaging and motivating. For example, Days 1 and 2 conclude with the completion of a Learning Register by each participant. These are then reviewed and discussed at the beginning of the next day’s session. The extensive Practice Facilitations, with video feedback, are interspersed throughout the entire program, affording participants ample hands-on opportunity to assimilate the learning’s of the workshop.

Who Should Attend?
This three-day intensive program is designed for all those who are called upon to provide process facilitation to their organization. Those who will find this seminar relevant to their work include managers and practitioners in the fields of:


Change Management

Project Management

Human Resource Management


Quality Assurance

Conflict Resolution

Community consultation

7 Benefits of this Workshop:
Help any group achieve its task

Continuously improve as a facilitator, coach and mentor

Measure your skills against a Facilitator’s CoreSkill Inventory

Play the role of process expert for your organization or practice

How to choose the most appropriate approach for a group or team

Adopt the behaviors and mindset to facilitate with the greatest effect

Apply facilitation to a full range of situations from community to business

What you will learn at this Workshop:
Select a process to help a work group handle a full range of situations

Explain an approach to a group, and then guide them through it

Focus the group’s energy on what is high priority

Help the group identify and confront its conflicts

Build the group into a team based on the result it wishes to achieve

Predict the potential success of the work group

Communicate to group members their potential for achieving success

Transfer to the group behaviors that are productive, positive and testable

Increase the group’s capacity to use reliable information

Improve the group’s capacity for undertaking complex change

Exercise patience with groups who don’t know how to do things

Apply your facilitation skills to all walks of life

Program Content

Day 1 – The Framework of Facilitation
• Introduction, Expectations and Values

• The Facilitator's CoreSkills Inventory

• The underlying principles of facilitation

• Left-Right brain processes

• Facilitation roles played in a work session

• 10 fundamentals for facilitation

• 10 standards for facilitation

• Action Research in facilitation

• Group principles

• Universal processes

• The coaching-observation process

• Facilitation issues

Day 2 – Facilitating through Problems & Conflicts
• Roles and responsibilities of facilitators

• The problem mindset and how to cope with it

• Facilitating group problem solving

• Working with the difficult participant

• From problem to conflict

• The anatomy of conflict in groups

• Facilitating group conflict

• Interim, adaptive, and corrective actions

• Linkage to decision making processes

Day 3 – Using Measurable Processes in Facilitation
• Facilitating complex decision processes

• Consensus seeking by the facilitator

• Group Think in facilitation

• Setting up decision criteria

• Analyzing risk in decision making

• Facilitating Action Planning

• Workshop Evaluation and Close


26546 North Alma School Parkway
United States

Additional Information

The fee for the Three-day Basic Facilitation: Universal Processes program is $1395 USD. The cost includes all seminar materials, lunches and refreshments, but not accommodations. Fees are subject to change. Payment is due upon confirmation of receipt of registration. Organizations may request reservations without initially identifying the candidate, if a contact name is provided. December 6 – 8, 2004 Advanced Strategy Center 26546 North Alma School, Suite 140 Scottsdale, Arizona 85255 www.advancedstrategycenter.com Registrants who provide notice of cancellation at least 30 days in advance of the seminar start date will receive a full refund less a $200 administration fee. 15 – 30 days notice of cancellation will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Less than 15 days notice of cancellation or non-attendance will incur full seminar tuition cost. Questions: Please contact: Paul Dobson pdobson@ranaprocess.com Phone: (613) 284-0776 Roger Webb rwebb@advancedstrategycenter.com Phone: (480) 513-7785 Basic Facilitation: Universal Processes Registration Fee: $1395.00 USD Send Registration by e-mail, mail or fax Tel: 480-513-7785 Fax: 480-513-7784 rwebb@advancedstrategycenter.com Make check payable to: Advanced Strategy Center Mail check to: Advanced Strategy Center 26546 North Alma School Parkway Suite 140 Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255 Visa, MasterCard ansd Amex accepted.