Facilitator Training

Our training program

Our training-program for facilitators /moderators is based on the book "Visualization - Presentation - Facilitation" by Josef W. Seifert and contains three three-day modules

 

Modul 1: SixSteps® Facilitation

Target-oriented facilitation of groups

 

The SixSteps Facilitation Method is the basis of professional facilitation. It is used to deal with topics in group discussions in a structured, time-efficient, target- and result-oriented manner whereby all participants have been included in the working process and will support the decisions made. Moderation/facilitation is a key qualification for people managers, project managers, consultants, change managers and managers in personnel and organizational development.

 

Next Trainings:

  • 20.02. - 22.02.2019 

Please send us a eMail for registration or call at the following number: +49 (0)8446 920 300 – Thanks a lot!

 

 


 

Modul 2: Facilitation & Communication

Steering group dynamic processes and handling of conflict situations

 

In facilitated processes the factual level and the emotional/relationship level are equally important. Therefore, a professional facilitator must be able to shape both levels simultaneously and evenly. To create a constructive and open-minded atmosphere in working groups, know-how regarding group dynamic processes, communication techniques and conflict management is key.

 

Next Trainings:

  • 15.05. - 17.05.1019 

Please send us a eMail for registration or call at the following number: +49 (0)8446 920 300 – Thanks a lot!

 

 


 

 

Modul 3: Visualization /Presentation /Argumentation

Convincing others with words, arguments and images

 

The facilitation of group processes is professional only if – according to the saying “it’s looking good” – the visible form is appropriate and the depictions and their presentation are perfect.

How trustworthy and successful the facilitators and the presented content are, depends on the facilitator’s ability to depict and present the content in an optically motivating and meaningful manner. From the beginning of a group meeting or conference, when everything depends on an understanding of the situation, through the depiction of the results of the working process, to the presentation of the group results to management, the team or clients, professional visualization and presentation are key elements in the facilitation of group processes.

This visualization and presentation seminar provides you with the opportunity to acquire the know-how to work in an optically and rhetorically convincing manner.

 

Next Trainings:

  • 16.10. - 18.10.1019 

Please send us a eMail for registration or call at the following number: +49 (0)8446 920 300 – Thanks a lot!

 

Here you can see a short overview:

 

 

Your diploma: MODERATIO Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) ®

Five well-tried standards for useful meetings

 

1. Just bring in, what is really important

 

Meetings often suffer from an "overload" of topics. One wants to talk about much more than finally can be discussed reasonably without any hurry within the available time. So it’s best to put in order as much as possible in advance on both sides to only bring those topics to the meeting, that have to be discussed there. 

By also preparing all the meeting’s content in advance, checking potential solutions and alternatives first and so on, discussions can be much easier during the meeting for the participants – and also for you.

 

2. Consider what you want to achieve

 

Than and only when you know exactly what you want to achieve in a meeting, you will have the necessary orientation for planning and facilitating your conference. With an exact goal in mind, you can focus your participants on it and answer the question “what exactly is the meeting’s purpose?“. It’s important that your participants understand, what the meeting is supposed to bring. 
Possible goals can be: “I want my meeting participants to be (better) informed about something” or “I would like to collect ideas or unfold expectations referring a specific topic” or maybe “when the meeting is over, I would like to have a decision on something”. The more accurate your idea is about what exactly you want to achieve with a meeting, the better you can provide orientation and the better the results will be.

 

3. Stay on track

 

Every conversation gains momentum. Without facilitation, meetings ripple along like melt water on its’ way to the valley. You’ll get from one topic to another and suddenly nobody knows how the topic came off that is being discussed enthusiastically, slogans like “How did we get to that topic at all?” Therefore, focus on your topic and goal and ask your participants, if necessary, to put the subject into the context: “How does that belong to our topic, can you help me?” Use visualisation as an excellent instrument: “What should I write down?”

 

4. Plan concrete actions

 

Every meeting has just as much value, as the meeting’s outcome. The benefit of a meeting cannot always be detected from the action-plan, but when measures have to be defined, you should pay attention to those two essential aspects: On the on hand, ask for the actions purpose “wherefore?, the goal of the defined actions. By doing this, you can easily be very specific. On the other hand always state your actions as specific and concrete as possible, in whole sentences, not only as a buzzword list.

 

5. Stay tuned

 

“There is nothing good, unless you do it” says Eugen Roth and he is probaly right. Measures that are left undone are more than useless – they are harmful. When you accept that decisions are not implemented, you will establish a culture of indifference like: “Making decisions is one thing. What will finally be done, is another.” In other words: “If you don’t want to implement a measure for which you have taken responsibility in a meeting, so what! Nobody cares!” What starts there on a small scale, can establish a culture within your team or even within your company. So better review your measures to be done, let you inform about the status by the responsible persons and maybe remind them of the importance or purpose.

 

I wish you further on effective meetings! 
Yours,

Josef W. Seifert

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