Corporate / Group Training
5.0 (10 Reviews)

How to Engage in Healthy Debate - In House

Facilitation First Inc, In Toronto (+1 locations)
3.5 hours
Next course start
Inquire for more information See details
3.5 hours
Next course start
Inquire for more information See details
This provider usually responds within 48 hours 👍

Course description

The payoff for effective collaboration is exploration of a diversity of perspectives , creativity, innovative problem solving and better decision making. Yet many teams and organizations struggle to create the conditions necessary for individuals to feel safe challenging ideas in a way that won’t impact relationships or do it in a way that doesn’t devolve into rancor.

In this highly interactive 3-hour workshop, we equip teams and leaders with the guidelines, skills, and practice needed to support highly productive debate, including how to manage the stress of having your ideas challenged. As with all of our programs, we answer the “how” with practical, proven strategies.

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

Inquire for more information

  • Classroom
  • Toronto

Who should attend?

  • Intact teams including project teams
  • Leaders and Project Managers
  • Anyone involved with product or policy development, process improvement or transformation initiatives
  • Corporate retreats, teambuilding events or as part of the kick-off to a key strategic initiative

Training content

  • Better clarity as to what healthy debate is and isn’t
  • An understanding of the benefits of healthy debate
  • A process for conducting healthy debate and a chance to experience it in action
  • Tips on how to actively listen and manager your stress response
  • An appreciation for creating psychological safety and setting guidelines
  • Agreement on what and when topics should and shouldn’t be debated
  • Alternative safe ways for enabling disagreement
  • Experience applying the learning to various conversational/meeting dilemmas
  • Greater confidence in asserting yourself during important dialogue

Course delivery details

Available worldwide, inquire for more information.


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


Average rating 5

Based on 10 reviews.
Reviews are published according to our review policy..
Write a review!
18 Sep 2023
I will be using these skills

The key take away is debates can be healthy and I really liked being able to practice these skills and observe. I will be using these skills in my meetings!

18 Sep 2023
Wonderful course!

Wonderful course, well-presented!

18 Sep 2023
This workshop was perfectly designed

For a short period of time, this workshop was perfectly designed

Contact this provider

Contact course provider

Fill out your details to find out more about How to Engage in Healthy Debate - In House.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Country *

reCAPTCHA logo This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
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...

Read more and show all training delivered by this supplier