Foundations In Facilitation

Being a subject matter expert doesn’t prepare someone to lead a training session.
Success requires new skills and a shift in mindset from instructor to facilitator.

The Foundations in Facilitation™ program introduces the novice facilitator to the ABCs of facilitation based on the Three Domains of Mastery™ — Own the Content, Manage the Room, and Animate the Experience.

As part of an intensive learning experience, the emphasis of the Foundations program is on application and practice. Practical techniques and tools are introduced to increase interaction, participation and discussion. Participants benefit from direct, personalized feedback.

Benefiting from exercises and real-time feedback, Foundations in Facilitation™ is customized to the needs of the individual.

Focused practice makes the complex tasks of a facilitator second nature. Subject matter and technical experts learn to Shift their energy to the participants and improve engagement.

Core topics that are part of the Foundations program include:

  • understanding adult learning principles
  • discovering facilitation styles and strengths using the Five Personas™
  • using vocal variety and purposeful gestures to increase engagement
  • directing activities, leading discussions and debriefs
  • managing group dynamics, and handling awkward situations

“The atmosphere created by the Shift facilitators is light, friendly, and fun – putting everyone at ease and making us comfortable to share our talents. I highly recommend this program!”

– Professional Facilitator

Shift Perspectives

The Worst Facilitator Ever

by | Jul 27, 2016 | Foundations in Facilitation, Your Toolkit

The senior leader has wrapped up her welcome, along with the opening Q&A. She has introduced Bill and me as co-facilitators. It can’t be undone. My fortunes are now officially tied to Bill.

Get Comfortable with Discomfort?

by | Oct 2, 2019 | Foundations in Facilitation, Fresh Thinking, Shift Team, Your Toolkit

Good facilitation, like good design, often goes unnoticed. During one of your sessions, people might feel good and not really know why.

Ready to invest in your team to improve their facilitation skills?

Reach out. Let’s talk about how you can give them a solid foundation to build on.

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