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Facilitation Skills: Leading Sessions & Meetings with Purpose - Live Online

Langevin Learning Services Inc., Online (+1 locations)
2 days in person, 3 days live online (~2.5-3 hours/day)
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Course description

Facilitation Skills for New Facilitators

Facilitation Skills: Leading Sessions & Meetings with Purpose - Live Online

This interactive Facilitation Skills workshop will provide you with a structured process for facilitating sessions of any kind, whether virtual or in person. Learn how to determine when a session is necessary and ensure it has a clear objective and purpose. With a toolkit of fundamental facilitation tools, you’ll be able to generate and organize ideas, analyze and prioritize them, and make decisions. Numerous practice exercises will provide hands-on experience. Your staff meetings, planning sessions, focus groups, community-based meetings, and all other sessions will be more meaningful and productive.

This workshop is delivered in a live online format and is also available as on-site (in person)/company specific/exclusive virtual session. For programs held or attended in Canada, listed prices will be charged in CAD. Please contact Langevin for more details.

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  • United States of America

Who should attend?

For anyone who needs the fundamental skills and knowledge to be an effective facilitator of virtual or in-person sessions or meetings.

Training content


  • Determine if a session is necessary.
  • Prepare for the session.
  • Select the appropriate facilitation tools.
  • Open the session.
  • Apply idea-generating facilitation tools.
  • Apply prioritizing and analyzing facilitation tools.
  • Apply decision-making facilitation tools.
  • Employ effective speaking skills.
  • Apply active listening skills.
  • Document session information.
  • Manage challenging behaviors.
  • Close the session.

What you will learn

Session 1

  • How to distinguish between the process and the content of a session.
  • How to determine if a session is even necessary.
  • A structured facilitation process that guarantees success every time.
  • 4 critical areas to consider when planning a session (with a comprehensive planning worksheet to document the details).
  • How to ensure there is a meaningful purpose for your session.
  • How to recognize the importance of your session objectives.
  • How to write the objectives properly.
  • What criteria you should consider when selecting facilitation tools to accomplish your session objective.
  • How to select the most suitable tools for your session.
  • 15 simple tools to generate and organize ideas.
  • 15 practical tools to analyze and prioritize ideas.
  • 15 proven tools to make decisions.
  • A detailed process worksheet to document the critical information for all four phases of the session process.
  • What to include in the agenda.

Session 2

  • 8 steps to open your session effectively.
  • Why you should establish ground rules.
  • Tips to help you effectively manage time and adhere to your agenda.
  • 12 tips to improve your speaking skills.
  • 2 types of questions to promote participation.
  • Active listening skills are guaranteed to encourage communication.
  • 5 techniques to improve your non-verbal communication skills.
  • 6 tips to help you remain neutral without appearing apathetic.
  • How to document information so that it supports the session objectives.
  • How to recognize challenging behaviors.
  • Tips and strategies to prevent challenging behaviors.

Session 3

  • 9 steps to deal with conflict during the session.
  • A comprehensive checklist for closing out the session.
  • A simple, yet thorough, end-of-session report to summarize the session.
  • Samples of formal and informal methods for evaluating the success of your session.
  • Lead and participate in multiple mini-facilitation practice opportunities.
  • Practice all workshop skills and a variety of tools from the Facilitation Toolkit in an end-of-workshop simulated session.
  • Receive feedback from your peers.
  • Practice giving feedback on peer performance.

Why choose Langevin Learning Services Inc.?

35+ years helping learning professionals achieve success in their careers

20,000+ people have achieved Langevin's professional trainer certification

82% of Fortune 500 companies send their trainers to Langevin


Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews.
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Patti J.
17 Jan 2023

Great course. The materials are excellent. The best part of the workshop is getting to practice leading various meeting scenarios. This is how we learn. Langevin does it so well...

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Tamika D.
13 Sep 2022

This course was packed with valuable information and helpful tools while being extremely interactive and engaging. This course maintains Langevin's reputation of high quality tr...

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L. Hunt
21 Feb 2018
So many great tools

I learned so many great tools, gained valuable feedback, and really enjoyed the class! This class helped increase my knowledge of facilitation and group dynamics, and also impro...

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