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The Change Forum

Make a difference - lift your level of facilitation

Fundamental FACILITATION

     getting engagement in groups is what gets great results

ROCKHAMPTON ~ January 24-25

a refreshing 2-day skills practice clinic

with comprehensive Facilitation Toolkit

Designed & delivered by Bill Cropper

Call, Email or Register On-line

…Year-end Registration offer below…

All Change Forum programs available In-House and tailored to your development needs

The Change Forum is an approved Queensland Health provider for

Leadership Development, Coaching

and Culture Change Services

Tel: 07- 4068 7591

billc@thechangeforum.com

www.thechangeforum.com

Practise models, tools & techniques to master more effective group facilitation

“Before this training, I knew my content well enough but didn’t have the tools to keep the team motivated or interested in the process. I got a lot from this course and learnt simple tools I can apply every day and I’m getting some very positive feedback.” Kylie Dunlop – DEEDI


Do you want to generate more engagement and liveliness in work-teams you lead or other groups you facilitate?

Are you keen to be a more effective group-helper or need to make those training sessions or team planning days more interactive and involving?

Hi – Bill Cropper here with an invitation to come along to a 2-day FACILITATION SKILLS practice clinic in ROCKHAMPTON on JANUARY 24-25.  Prepare for the coming year’s team meetings and group sessions by honing your group-working skills to refine your leadership and make meeting time more effective.  Special year-end fee reduction applies to December 31… so spread the word and come along to the Travelodge Rockhampton for a fun 2-days brushing-up on facilitation.

This practical, Toolkit clinic can benefit anyone who wants to strengthen their ability to work in more effective and engaging ways with groups: managers, leaders, change agents, community workers, committee members, chairpersons, principals, trainers, teachers...

Facilitation is a set of skills that are fundamental to leader effectiveness and good group functioning. Whether you’re leading change, generating ideas, tackling a knotty team problem or trying to make meeting times more effective – leaders and other professionals often need to play the role of facilitator.

Facilitation is about asking not telling, engaging and guiding rather than controlling and directing, and pulling together rather than competing. It’s more than just a set of skills, a suite of tools – facilitation is a life outlook and a powerful style for personal influence everyone can benefit more from using [Read more on facilitation & leadership in our Facilitation FactFile].  

Why not do groups you work with a favour and lift your facilitation to a new level? Whether for you, your staff, colleagues or associates, coming along to this clinic can help:

·         Plan interesting, productive facilitation sessions and design effective group processes

·         Get more engagement and stimulate better group interaction, conversation and creativity

·         Help groups generate ideas, share information, sets goals and make decisions

·         Read what’s going on in groups and choose the right facilitation tool for the job

·         Handle challenging group dynamics and enhance the quality of group interaction/ behaviour

·         Train your teams and groups in how to use facilitation tools effectively for themselves

“Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop – it delivered on facilitation strategies and models and has given me much food for thought... An informative, practical approach with good practice opportunities. It gave me more confidence to apply different tools in different scenarios.” Natasha Hynes – Centrelink

Like all Change Forum clinics, this one is highly interactive, hands-on and provides plenty of opportunities to practise in a safe environment. It’s packed with models, tools and roadmaps that lay a solid foundation to master aspects that really matter for good group facilitation and comes with a comprehensive facilitation Toolkit and guide.  The attached brochure has more detail but action tools we cover in this clinic include:

·         A 5-stage model for facilitating groups

·         Setting goals & sorting out solutions

·         Using questions to guide group process

·         Getting groups to generate & share ideas

·         Encouraging engagement & participation

·         Group problem-solving & solution-finding

·         Maintaining energy and keeping focus

·         Minding the mechanics of meetings

·         Designing great facilitation sessions

·         Analysing situations & sorting priorities

·         Dealing with difficult group dynamics

·         Group decision-making and action plans

“A very well organised program with a great guide, where all the tools are clearly outlined step by step and easy to follow. A great way to build on my facilitation skills - I feel much more able to competently facilitate a group now that I’ve done this training and much more prepared and aware of the different tools I can use.”  Amy Savage – DEEDI


Register ON-LINE, by Email or Fax: EARLY registration will guarantee you a place… Special YEAR-END Discount* $726 (GST inc) per person [NFP & Schools: $660]… (*Discount available till DEC 31 -- Discount code FFRK12) (Register first, payment on invoice within 14 days & prior to attendance) Venue: Travelodge Rockhampton. Lunch, refreshments and substantial Toolkit provided. Timing: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm each day.

“I learnt lots – a great workshop to attend. Fundamental Facilitation assisted me in the revision of facilitation tools, but it also pleasantly gave me an introduction and insight into other tools I wasn’t familiar with. Practical exercises after each facilitation tool was presented were very helpful and the facilitation toolkit is a great resource. Thank you for the time in putting it together.” Barbara Hatfield - Queensland Health

Those who’ve been along to other Change Forum programs know that I take a down-to-earth, action-oriented, tool-kit approach and create a relaxed, engaging, safe and FUN environment for learning.  Contact us on 07-4068 7591 or 0429-687 591 if you have any queries about content or relevance.

Look forward to seeing you at this special event... And if dates don’t suit why not consider running FUNDAMENTAL FACILITATION in-house as part of your next leadership or team development effort? Hope to see you there… [Unsubscribe link below]

 

Cheers…

 

Bill Cropper

Director

The Change Forum

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