The Effective Facilitator

Our Flagship Course

The first Course Accredited by The International Institute of Facilitation (INIFAC) for Covering the 30 Certified Master Facilitator™ (CMF) Competencies.

Learn the techniques our facilitators use to achieve amazing results
through groups!

How do you get groups to develop workable, realistic solutions? Our flagship facilitation training course delivers the tools and techniques you can use immediately! We show you how to motivate a group, build consensus, manage dysfunction, maintain focus, generate ownership and inspire to action.

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Virtual Edition

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition

This online, instructor-led version of our flagship course consists of 4 days of virtual training. The class covers the 10 principles of facilitation, more than 100 techniques, and includes 6 exercises with instruction on how to apply the skills in virtual environments.

Gain the tools and techniques to: create a vision that motivates people to action, engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results. Participants will learn a comprehensive approach top facilitators use to prepare for success, get a session started, focus the group, understand the power of the pen, gather information, manage dysfunction, build consensus, maintain high energy, close the session, and construct customized agendas.

Learn How To:

  • Get groups to develop and agree upon workable, realistic plans or solutions to issues.
  • Create a vision that motivates people to action.
  • Engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results.
  • Utilize a comprehensive approach used by top facilitators– from getting a session started, to focusing the group, to managing dysfunction, to closing the session.
  • Includes insights throughout for virtual sessions
  • And much more!

*PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) Activity: Up to 24 PDUs

In Person Edition

The Effective Facilitator: In Person Edition

This traditional version of our flagship course consists of 4 days of in-person training. The class covers the 10 principles of facilitation, more than 100 techniques, and includes 6 exercises culminating a video-taped practice session.

Gain the tools and techniques to: create a vision that motivates people to action, engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results. Participants will learn a comprehensive approach top facilitators use to prepare for success, get a session started, focus the group, understand the power of the pen, gather information, manage dysfunction, build consensus, maintain high energy, close the session, and construct customized agendas.

Learn How To:

  • Get groups to develop and agree upon workable, realistic plans or solutions to issues.
  • Create a vision that motivates people to action.
  • Engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results.
  • Utilize a comprehensive approach used by top facilitators– from getting a session started, to focusing the group, to managing dysfunction, to closing the session.
  • And much more!

*PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) Activity: Up to 24 PDUs

 

Blended Learning Edition

The Effective Facilitator: Blended Learning Edition

This unique version of our flagship course consists of 4 hours of self-paced eLearning followed by 2 days of  in-person training. The class covers the 10 principles of facilitation, more than 100 techniques, and includes 6 exercises culminating a video-taped practice session.

Gain the tools and techniques to: create a vision that motivates people to action, engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results. Participants will learn a comprehensive approach top facilitators use to prepare for success, get a session started, focus the group, understand the power of the pen, gather information, manage dysfunction, build consensus, maintain high energy, close the session, and construct customized agendas.

Learn How To:

  • Get groups to develop and agree upon workable, realistic plans or solutions to issues.
  • Create a vision that motivates people to action.
  • Engage groups in developing solutions and generate ownership that leads to results.
  • Utilize a comprehensive approach used by top facilitators– from getting a session started, to focusing the group, to managing dysfunction, to closing the session.
  • And much more!

*PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) Activity: Up to 24 PDUs

Why take The Effective Facilitator?

Are you thinking about taking The Effective Facilitator but are not sure it is the right course for you? Well, watch and listen as our founder counts down what our clients say are the top six reasons to take this course.

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Who will benefit from this course?

Ideal For:

  • Managers
  • Facilitators
  • Executives
  • Trainers
  • Consultants
  • Sales Professionals
  • Analysts
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Needing To:

  • Lead a task force
  • Run better meetings
  • Establish a strategic direction
  • Establish performance objectives
  • Work through conflict/internal strife
  • Get a business process operating effectively
  • Define the specific needs of a user community

Why it Works

Unlike other facilitation courses, The Effective Facilitator devotes 80% of its curriculum to learning and practicing the group techniques that separate great facilitators from good ones. Our proprietary approach to training ( Practical, Dynamic, Interactive) ensures you get the results you’re looking for: Practical techniques that can be immediately applied; Dynamic, high energy instructors; and Interactive exercises and practice sessions. To date, more than 95% of attendees rate this course as the BEST or ONE OF THE BEST courses they’ve ever taken!

Objectives

  • Define the role of a facilitator

  • Identify the key facilitation principles

  • Describe the best practices related to each principle

  • Provide students with facilitation practice and performance feedback

Duration

4 Days*

*A 3-day streamlined version of this course is also available. The powerful, videotaped exercise is excluded.

Available Formats

Additional Information

No Facilitation Training Course Offers You More!

  • You get ALL of this when you take The Effective Facilitator:

    • Participant workbook covering 10 principles and over 100 techniques
    • 10 detailed agenda models
    • 6 practice sessions (accompanied with a exercise packet containing sample case studies)
    • Recording of you facilitating a practice session*
    • The Monthly Touch (now included at no additional cost) – online monthly course to keep you refreshed on the course material
    • Spring Forward – a 60-day check-in to confirm your progress and how you’re implementing your learning
    • The Maximizer – a communication covering one of the course techniques each month
    • 1 copy of The Secrets of Facilitation, 2nd ed., written by our CEO, Michael Wilkinson

    PMI Credential Holders: Earn PDUs with The Effective Facilitator, a pre-approved Registered Education Provider activity! PDUs for The Effective Facilitator:

    24.00 PMP/PgMP        24.00 PMI-ACP       2.50 PMI-SP       1.25 PMI-RMP

  • Recommended Additional Training

    The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link (NEW!) Get the advantage early – master the techniques you’ll learn from The Effective Facilitator virtually in just one extra day of learning.

    Why Our Facilitation Training Course Works

    Unlike other facilitation training courses, The Effective Facilitator devotes 80% of its curriculum to learning and practicing the group techniques that separate great facilitators from good ones. We focus on critical skills such as consensus building, keeping the group focused, generating energy, managing dysfunction and gaining agreement.

    Our branded approach to training, The PDI Difference, ensures results through: Practical techniques, Dynamic, high energy instructors, and Interactive exercises and practice sessions. To date, over 95% of attendees have rated this course as THE BEST or ONE OF THE BEST courses they’ve ever taken!

Want a sneak peek at this class? View the “Introduction to Facilitating Groups” webinar now!

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Training for

4 Days $2695

Private classes are fully customizable, taught at your location, and provide the best value for groups of 10 or more. Contact us for more information about scheduling a private class.

*If you have fewer than 10 people, but still desire a personalized, private learning experience, consider collaborating with other departments in your organization or other organizations near you.

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Please note both live and virtual classes are available.

2020

2021

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition – 4 Days

Jan 25 – Jan 28 – Virtual

Feb 22 – Feb 25 – Virtual

Mar 23 – Mar 26 – Virtual

Apr 26 – Apr 29 – Virtual

May 17 – May 20 – Virtual

Jun 21 – Jun 24 – Virtual

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Link – 1 Day

Mar 19 – Mar 19 – Virtual

Jun 25 – Jun 25 – Virtual

The Effective Facilitator: Virtual Edition – 4 Days – Pacific Standard Time

Feb 8 – Feb 11 – Virtual

Apr 12 – Apr 15 – Virtual

Jun 7 – Jun 10 – Virtual