Masterclass Series: Facilitation Skills

Masterclass Series: Facilitation Skills

Each masterclass in this series is available in 90-minute or three-hour format and are typically booked two weeks apart. Contact Laurie to learn more or to book a training series for your team.

The Nimble Facilitator

Masterful facilitation involves more than group process techniques and strong meeting design – it also requires anticipation skills and adaptability. This highly interactive session strengthens participants’ ability to trust their intuition, think on their feet and deal with unpredictable situations. When a facilitated session goes off the rails (and it will), you need to tap a different skillset to bring things back on track quickly.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  • Sharper skills in anticipating and adjusting to the unexpected;
  • More than a dozen practical strategies, drawn from and applicable to a range of disciplines, to strengthen their agility as facilitators;
  • Increased confidence in their ability to adapt to changing circumstances, even from the front of the room;
  • An up-to-date resource list of links, titles and people that will allow participants to explore agility in facilitation more deeply if interested; and
  • A memorable experience shared with new people in their expanded professional network.

This workshop is also available in a one-day format.

Enhancing Engagement in Digital Facilitation

The need for masterful virtual facilitation skills is higher than ever before. This session enhances both parts of that equation: facilitating skillfully and doing so using virtual platforms. Improve your confidence and learn specific skills to help groups collaborate digitally in ways that are participatory and productive.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  • Effective approaches to using facilitation to strengthen engagement in meetings generally, regardless of the medium.
  • Specific strategies to leverage the ability of digital tools and environments to enhance employee engagement.
  • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.

Facilitating Collaborative Decision Making

Collaborative decisions can be more informed, insightful and even ingenious. There are many compelling reasons why inviting additional perspectives on a challenge is both protective and enlightening. This workshop will help you plan for effective group collaboration by being explicit about how decisions will be made, by whom, and based on what considerations, before actually making them.

Learn how making decisions collaboratively can actually be both wiser and faster.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  • Greater conscious awareness of how decisions are or could be made.
  • Specific considerations to break down a decision-making process into its component parts.
  • Techniques for effectively facilitating a group decision-making process.
  • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more memorable.

Testimonials from past participants

Very captivating, insightful and all-around great instructor.

I participated in a webinar earlier this summer with Rebecca and the tools/digital engagement facilitation skills I gained have been a game changer over the past few months. This course has bolstered my skills and I will be putting these ideas to use right away.

Very dynamic and knowledgeable.

She was a wealth of knowledge for additional resources and shared her personal tips for her own technology tools experience. Her perspective of “know your stlye” and “consider the audience needs first” were valuable reminders.

This was the best virtual course I have taken thus far!

[Rebecca] has offered the most effective and practice online engagement training. She tailors her material, it is relevant and up to date on current trends.

Good energy from the facilitator, good at asking questions and engaging the group, tried out lots of features to understand how they work.

Facilitator was very organized but also nimble so as to be able to respond to the participants. Great information and will definitely use the tools and tips.

Enjoyable – changed my mind about conducting online meetings.

Everyone should take this course.