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Facilitative Leadership Certificate Program - In House

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Course description

Facilitative Leadership Certificate Program

Facilitation has become a highly respected profession with skilled facilitators in great demand. At the same time, organizations are quickly recognizing the benefits of developing a cadre of internal facilitators who can be called on to help groups achieve superior results.

Whether you are ultimately seeking certification through the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) or are looking to add to your credentials and facilitation competency beyond one workshop, the Facilitation First Certificate provides an immersive, comprehensive learning and skills application experience.

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  • On-site
  • North America

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  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Who should attend?

Designed for Team Leaders, Project Managers, HR professionals, Consultants (Internal and External), Process Improvement/Change Management practitioners or anyone who must help a group to work collaboratively to achieve specific outcomes

Training content

What's involved?

Step 1: Two-Day Workshop/Four x Half-Day Workshop: Facilitating Meetings With Ease – The Fundamentals

  • Effective tools for designing any meeting
  • Practical decision-making tools and processes
  • Useful meeting management templates
  • Impactful conflict intervention techniques

Step 2: Two x Half-Day Workshop:Facilitator Design Symposium

  • Tips for scoping outcomes with stakeholders prior to critical meetings
  • Understand and apply the Critical Design Elements
  • Simple yet effective techniques for developing a meeting process guide
  • Coaching and feedback on how to take your meeting structure and design from “good to great”
  • A deeper dive into Facilitation First’s most used and successful process designs

Step 3: Two X Half-Day Workshop: Facilitating Through Conflict – Managing the Group

  • Understanding your conflict style and it’s impact on facilitating
  • Critical proactive conflict management techniques
  • Deeper dive into intervention strategies
  • Recognizing and dealing with resistance

Step 4: Facilitator Prep & Assessment

  • Candidates are required to identify a meeting opportunity at their work (or outside of work, e.g. a non-profit) and design and facilitate a virtual consensus building meeting which will be assessed by 3 attendees
  • Candidates will schedule an individual coaching call to review design and develop strategies for anticipated challenges
  • Candidates must achieve an average rating of 4/5 or higher to achieve Certification and can make up to 2 attempts in the 18 months following the last workshop


Use this code to receive 10% off our public enrollment courses or your first in-house delivery (new clients only). The code is FINDCOURSES10.

Why choose Facilitation First?

Facilitation First has been developing great meeting leaders since 1991

Over 10,000 satisfied learners indicate they would recommend our workshops to their colleagues

Facilitation First Trainers are Master Meeting Facilitators

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Facilitation First Inc
PO 3051, Danforth PO
M4J 0A1 Toronto Ontario

Facilitation First Inc

For over thirty years, Facilitation First has been top of mind for companies requiring Facilitation Skills Training and Professional Facilitation Services. We specialize in helping leaders and subject matter experts transition to the role of meeting facilitator, where a structured...

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