Facilitation Course Demonstration for K.Chote

This course will teach you the basics of Facilitation

Course Objectives

Which are characteristics of Facilitation?

3 of the answers below are correct...which three?

  • a) Fastest thinkers and loudest speakers dominate the discussion
  • b) People defend their own point of view
  • c) Everyone listens to others ideas
  • d) People just download their own point of view
  • e) Everyone participates
  • f) Ideas are built on
  • g) People focus on their own rebuttals or responses whilst others speak

What FACILITATION is NOT

Facilitation is NOT: 

•Just writing on a flipchart 

•Always comfortable 

•Group-think 

•Driving a secret / personal agenda 

•Natural to most of us



YOUR JOB AS FACILITATOR IS TO SET THE MOOD OF THE ENVIRONMENT AS A HOST

A Quick Framework for Facilitation

•1. Encouraging Participation •2. Leading the Process •3. Managing the Energy in the Room

Facilitating in different environments

Your ROLE as a FACILITATOR

•You need to adapt to the needs of the individuals 

•Individuals feel they have gained something by participating 

•Individuals know you want to help them participate 

•Individuals feel stretched and challenged but not made fun of

As a Facilitator, You are LISTENING and CALLING OUT:

Tick the answers - More than one answer may apply

  • Similarities – where the group can connect
  • Interest points – what sticks out
  • The Facts – what is really going on
  • Insights – where you can build
  • Examples – what you can relate this to