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Fundamentals of Effective Facilitation

Session Format:

One 4-Hour Session


This how-to program is designed for people who will facilitate training or conduct any kind of learning session.  This program teaches some proven techniques for motivating and teaching employees.  It will help you develop engaging, interactive sessions, and refine your facilitation skills so that you can tailor each session to the particular needs of each group.


The participant will learn to:  (1) understand and apply the fundamental premises and principles of high-impact facilitation (2) deal more effectively with behaviors that represent barriers to learning for the individual and/or for the group as a whole  (3) develop innovative openers, learning activities, reviews, and closes that engage participants and add impact and interest to instructional presentations and (4) incorporate creativity, humor, and storytelling into instructional presentations to facilitate learning and improve retention

Content Outline

  • Keys for teaching adult learners
  • Precursors to learning
  • The importance of MAPS and how it can be used in sessions
  • Barriers to learning
  • How to deal with barriers to behavior
  • Tips for overcoming nervousness

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for management teams, team leaders and individuals who conduct performance evaluations.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14