Facilitating and leading can be
closely related activities;
both are focused on bringing out the best in people through human interaction.
one-on-one exchanges to large group interactions,
the principles and the dynamics remain the same.
of facilitating and leading in groups
organisations, teams, small groups and large groups (and also
many individuals) are challenged by complex factors in communicating, planning, making
decisions, managing projects and moving forward together.
No matter what
the size of a group, they will struggle on occasion to
make and take the time, to define and maintain
the focus, and to design and adapt the structures required, for constructive and
practical outcomes with enduring relationships.
facilitative leader is becoming an increasingly valuable resource:
design and leadership, people can actually start to look
forward to having a meeting or workshop, being more willing and able to
prepare, contribute, participate
and follow through.
helping people explore issues which confront an organisation or
tapping the breadth of ideas and the depth of understandings; and
building greater shared awareness, purpose and commitment.
Fundamentals is a
facilitated learning package which can be tailored to client needs.
It is for anyone
wishing to improve the effectivess of their
communication and interaction with others:
application from one-on-one contact to large group processes, for any
conversation that matters
- not just
people who stand up in
front of a group as the obvious leader of a discussion or workshop, but
who are happy to help a group from within the group
- not just
in big rooms with whiteboards, but also over coffee tables, on
telephones, and in the great outdoors
- not just
dealing with events while they are happening, but also designing
interactions to maximise the chances of successful outcomes.
How is it
The core of the package
- two days
of face-to-face interactive delivery
for in-house sessions to enhance tailoring of content
to participants' needs
comprehensive participant manual; and
- a degree
of coaching after the session to enhance application of learning.
to two and a half days and/or use of evenings in residential mode to
allow additional time for reflection
additional recall day (or days) focused on grounding learning through
case study analysis,
scenarios and role plays
additional recall day (or days) tailored to specified applications of
new skills and understandings
- A follow-up
advanced session after 3 to 6 months for deepening
and broadening learning and for reinforcing application
delivery is by highly experienced
facilitators who have
demonstrated skills in
adult training and learning support, and direct experience in the
corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.
have delivered forms of this training in all States & Territories of
Australia, and internationally, through
more than fifteen years.
Download a brochure
Fundamentals - pdf
Facilitation Fundamentals is part of the Practical Skill
& Understandings of the comprehensive
in Front: The Way of the Facilitative
Leader™, presented by Futures
by Design™. Download a brochure
find out about upcoming courses, or to explore possibilities in your
area or organisation, please email.
our training are eligible to receive discounts on facilitation and
consultancy services from
Futures by Design™.
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As a result of experiencing the Practical Skill
& Understandings, each participant will have
insights and perspectives on communication and the underlying dynamics
of human processes
skills and tools to explore awareness and understanding, tap into
creativity, build cooperative relationships, and develop agreement and
engagement and relationships
ability to apply new learning, as a leader/facilitator of process, or
as a participant in process,
from one-to-one interactions to larger groups
- a plan
for real-life application of key methods and understandings, and for
continued coaching or mentoring
confidence to engage
with diverse parties and complex situations to build towards creative
relationships with peers, colleagues and others through sharing of
practical experience and engagement in exercises which assist
participants to become a resource to each other.
The customary (preferred) delivery is in one session of two
The learning can also be delivered in two sessions of one day separated by several weeks to
allow practice of learnings and debriefing of experience.
Essential participatory process
Dynamics of humans in
that matter (ORID)
Designing and staging effective
Continued real-life application
The learning experience includes:
and adult learning principles support the learning and application of
tools and techniques by grounding these in actual work projects of
participants. This builds competence and confidence in the
continued use of facilitation methods and deepens understanding of the
profound role of facilitation in leading change.
and unpacking of
skills and techniques
and team/group practice and reflection
and receiving feedback
of individual facilitation in practice (action
At the end of the training each participant will have a certificate of
attendance, a comprehensive set of course notes, worked examples, and
proposals for application and practice of their learnings in real-life
They will also have access to coaching from highly experienced
To find out
about upcoming courses, or to explore possibilities in your area or
organisation, please email.
addressed or presented in the training is primarily drawn from
- the Technology of Participation™ (ToP™)
established and emerging developments in facilitation and communication
- a wide
range of practical models of human behaviour, communication, group
dynamics and learning, to deepen understanding, assist in diagnosis and
design, and encourage application
Actual material addressed in any
event will vary in response to the
needs and expressed interests of participants.
leaders are authorised to deliver Technology of Participation™ (ToP™) content.
complete the practical skill sets may be eligible to receive a
certificate of attendance at ToP
Facilitative Leadership Program Module 1 Group facilitation
the Facilitative Leadership Program is a requirement for
being assessed as a Certified
also Training in facilitation,
communication, leadership, influencing and negotiating offered by
Mark Butz of Futures
Clients of our training are eligible to receive discounts on
facilitation and consultancy services from Futures by DesignTM.
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