Facilitating with Finesse in Today’s World

Supporting groups to be and do their best

Contact us to bring this training to your community or organization, or join the waiting list for the next public class! We are delighted to bring this training to you anywhere in the world, online or in person!

Facilitation requires a special set of skills. These skills empower the facilitator to effectively manage groups and group processes. In today’s world, meetings may be in-person, online or a combination of the two. This requires even more creativity, skill and finesse than ever before! Fear not, the tools you need to know are available for you in Facilitating with Finesse in Today’s World.

Facilitators simultaneously:

  • Equalize group dynamics,
  • Manage the process,
  • Keep the content flowing toward an outcome that meets the goal of the meeting, and
  • Track ideas, agreements and outcomes of the meeting.

To do this effectively, facilitators need to know themselves, know groups, and have concrete tools with which to help the group achieve success. This training offers comprehensive facilitation skills for the novice and is a great refresher course for the seasoned facilitator.

This training is ideal for:

  • Managers & supervisors
  • Project leaders
  • Company owner
  • Businesspeople
  • Community leaders
  • Government officials and employees
  • Aspiring leaders
  • Anyone who leads meetings

In this 36-hour training, you will learn tools and techniques for both in-person and online facilitation that will cover everything from intake, designing the meeting and engaging the participants, to the summary report and next steps, including:

  • Helping the group define and achieve their end-result
  • Setting the tone and engaging the participants, whether they are in-person, online or both
  • Transforming the dominating or unresponsive participant into a productive collaborator,
  • Getting the creative juices flowing – eliciting ideas & brainstorming strategies,
  • Focusing the group with tools that facilitate the decision-making process,
  • Managing the people, the process and the information with skill, grace and, yes…. finesse,
  • and so much more!

This training offers tools for professional and aspiring facilitators, managers, board members, and organizational leaders, and can be customized to the needs of your group. It is endorsed by: New Mexico First, who conduct large-scale facilitated Town Hall meetings throughout New Mexico, and the City of Albuquerque Land Use Facilitation Program.

What students have said:

“Excellent introduction to facilitation and the skills & tools necessary to be an effective facilitator.”

“It is one of the most beneficial trainings I have ever attended. Useful for understanding and dealing with people in addition to facilitation techniques.”

 “Well-organized, focused, includes plenty of opportunity for interaction and practice, with plenty of absorbable information.”

“Your style and energy are consistently inspiring, and for me, it was a big learning experience. I loved it!”

Questions? Contact: Kathleen Oweegon (541) 543-4181 Oregon office • (505) 501-7000 New Mexico office/mobile