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Learn more about facilitation through our selection of training courses. Choose a topic, search a convenient location and date, or allow Leadership Strategies to bring training to your site through our onsite classes. Our training offerings allow you to also customize our courses with case studies and content to meet your specific needs. Our business development managers have years of experience customizing our training programs to meet an organization’s specific needs.

Facilitation Courses

We teach you the 10 fundamental principles of facilitation, back them up with over 100 specific techniques, and then provide advanced training, virtual facilitation training, and certification training that prepare you to become a Certified Master Facilitator.

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Leadership through Facilitation

This course provides leaders with the tools and strategies to move their management skills to the next level. Leaders learn how to employ the eight key principles for “Taking a Facilitative Approach (TAFA)” to leadership, including: “Connect first, correct second’; “Ask and empower, don’t command and control”; “Set the vision, not the solution”; and “Seek participation, not just input.” During this workshop, participants will learn how to use the TAFA principles to become a facilitative leader.

The Facilitation Mastery Program

Don’t just take your skills to the next level; take it to the very top with Facilitation Mastery. This new, fast-track program will empower you to manifest real engagement and drive ever greater results from your group sessions—optimizing your capabilities and maximizing your value to groups and organizations.

Facilitating Masterful Meetings (2 days)

Facilitating Masterful Meetings is a convenient two-day course designed to help you amplify your daily meetings with a simple meetings framework and practical group facilitation techniques. You will leave fully armed with stronger collaboration tactics plus the tools to stop the common problems perpetuated in most meetings – late starts, discussions without purpose, and group dysfunction – all culprits of wasted resources and money.

The Effective Facilitator (4 days)

Our flagship course! This 4-day workshop covers 10 principles, over 90 techniques, 6 exercises and video-taping. Over 95% rate this course the “best” or “one of the best” courses they have ever taken. (Also available in a 3-day Streamlined version with no video-taping and 1 less exercise.)

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link (Online Course)

This course is specifically designed for individuals who have completed training in The Effective Facilitator and want the full advantage of learning how to master the skills remotely. Virtual Link course unveils the engagement tools and techniques you need to make your virtual meetings more productive – even from behind a screen or speaker. In just one day of training, you will be taken through each of the 10 principles you learned in The Effective Facilitator with instruction on how to apply the skills virtually and with hands-on engagement.

Prerequisite: The Effective Facilitator

Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Comprehensive (Online Course)

The course is designed for people who frequently facilitate meetings where some or all participants are remote and may be dealing with meeting dysfunction. Facilitating Virtual Meetings- Comprehensive delivers a curriculum whereby facilitators can practice the proven methods that separate great facilitators from good ones.

Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Essentials (Online Course)

Starting with an understanding of common problems with virtual meetings, this course presents a vision of Masterful eMeetings and provides techniques to use immediately for improving meetings.

Advanced Facilitation Skills

For alumni of The Effective Facilitator or Accelerated Workshop. In this exciting 3-day follow-on, learn new facilitating techniques, receive detailed, quality feedback, and practice, practice, practice!

Facilitator Certification Prep

For experienced facilitators seeking certification. Give us 5 days and we will prepare you for certification by the International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC) as a Certified Master Facilitator. We have integrated the principles from The Effective Facilitator with the 30 CMF sub-competencies.

Secrets to Facilitating Strategy

This course provides a detailed understanding of each of the building blocks that make up a strategic plan and strategies for facilitating teams through the strategic planning process. You’ll learn the Drivers Model, a road map for constructing a strategic plan for your organization and tips for judging the quality of each component of your plan, and more.

The Facilitative Consultant

Learn to manage client relationships effectively and achieve results for clients. Build critical skills to increase credibility, improve communication and manage expectations.

The Engaging Trainer

This course will equip you with a full toolbox of strategies for engaging participants in dynamic and interactive training segments. Bring a module of your own class to get feedback and recommendations for transforming it using The Engaging Trainer techniques!

The Effective Facilitator - Monthly Touch - 12 months (Online)

The Effective Facilitator Monthly Touch is a 12-month program designed for professionals who want a refresher on the over 101 techniques taught in the Effective Facilitator Course.

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran facilitator, you have several, unique options to take your skills to new levels.

  • Learn 100+ techniques, with 6 practices, feedback and videotaping in our flagship training completed by over 20,000 – The Effective Facilitator.
  • Train from the best – we have the most Certified Master Facilitators than any other firm who will help you facilitate through the most challenging sessions.
  • Prepare to earn your certification as a Certified Master Facilitator by the International Institute for Facilitation.
  • Join a community of fellow facilitators also trained in our courses! Our clients include top consulting and training firms like Price Waterhouse Coopers, Gartner, Dale Carnegie.
  • Expand your learning through training programs in facilitation, virtual meetings, consulting, strategic planning development, “train-the-trainer” learning, and more!

Not sure where to start? Download our Path to Facilitation Mastery to help guide you.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Leadership Strategies understands that circumstances may arise requiring a participant to cancel and/or reschedule their registration for a public class.

Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email or fax prior to the start of the class. If a cancellation request is made prior to 30 days before the start of the class, the participant is entitled to a full refund. Participants who wish to cancel less than 30 days prior to the class will be responsible for the entire course fee. Such fee shall be applied to any future class within six months of the original course.  Rescheduling is allowed on a one time basis only, with no further rescheduling permitted. After six months, the participant forfeits the class fee.

If a participant fails to appear for the class without email or fax notification, the class fee is forfeited. Participant substitutions are acceptable.

Leadership Strategies will make every attempt not to cancel any scheduled class. If a class cancellation is required for any reason, participants will be notified 10 calendar days prior to the class via phone and/or e-mail. Participants may apply the registration fee to a future class, or request a full refund. Please note, when a class is cancelled, Leadership Strategies will reimburse any airfare cancellation/transfer fees up to $100 after receiving flight cancellation/transfer receipt.

Class locations are subject to change. While we make every attempt to prevent changing locations, please confirm with Leadership Strategies prior to booking non-refundable hotels.