Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2005 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2005
Early Registration Date: Sep 15, 2005
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The facilitator as catalyst, coach, and guide is in demand and highly valued within our complex and dynamic environments. An effective facilitator can guide a group's dialogue and analysis, leading to sound solutions and wise decisions by empowering people to participate, and enabling the exchange of information.

The skilled facilitator makes it look so easy! In fact, facilitation requires a combination of art (experience, intuition, and practice) and science (theory, frameworks, and techniques) to be successful. Facilitation draws on knowledge and skills associated with a number of disciplines: group dynamics, adult learning principles, meeting management, team building, conflict resolution, and managing diversity.

With the trend towards increased participation in decision-making, and the accompanying accountability for results within short time frames, many of us are finding the facilitation of teams, meetings, and focus groups more challenging than ever.

You will learn:
- The role and functions of a facilitator
- The stages of facilitation
- The dynamics of group work
- To encourage participation
- To manage group conflict
- Effective decision-making
- Meeting management

This practical workshop is for you if:
- You lead groups in problem-solving and decision-making
-You support or coach others in a facilitating role
-You want to enhance your own facilitation skills

Ruth Armstrong, B.A., M.B.A., is one of Leading Edge Seminars' favourite presenters, and she's back for the seventh year, offering one of her most popular workshops and demonstrating her effective facilitation style.

Venue

20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
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