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Basic Facilitation Skills for Not-for-Profits & Government Organizations

  • 19 Nov 2019
  • 21 Nov 2019
  • 3 sessions
  • 19 Nov 2019, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • 20 Nov 2019, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • 21 Nov 2019, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tournament Room - Woodvale Community Facility 4540 - 50 Street Edmonton, AB, T6L 6B6
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Introducing Basic Facilitation Skills: a hands on learning workshop to teach you the art of group facilitation run by the Government of Alberta.

Are you a member, a volunteer or a staff representative for a not-for-profit or government organization?

Do you and/or others within your organization or network plan, develop, organize, evaluate and make decisions for your organization as a team? Are you and others needed to plan and lead facilitated group discussions?

Would you like your organization’s group meetings and working sessions to be carried out in a more “facilitative way”?

If you answered “yes” to any or all of these questions, your organization or network needs to have someone skilled in the art and science of facilitation! 

Basic Facilitation Skills For Not-For-Profit & Government Organizations is offered by professional facilitators from the Alberta Culture Community Development team. The three-day workshop provides hands-on ‘learn while doing’ and accessible instruction in the art of group facilitation. This is a practical workshop that provides learning through instruction, discussion, small and large group work, practice and feedback.

The three day workshop will include information in the following areas:

Core Concepts of Facilitation

  • Role of a Facilitator
  • Competencies of a Successful Facilitator 
  • Process versus Content
  • Outcomes
  • Flip Charting and other Recording Methods
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communications

Understanding Groups

  • Characteristics of Learners
  • Facilitating Challenging Group Situations

Designing Facilitated Sessions

  • Preparing for Facilitated Sessions
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Using Icebreakers and Energizers

Facilitation Practice and Feedback

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Small Group Facilitation Pretensions

***PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is strictly for not-for-profit and government organization representatives and is not for individuals who provide or intend to provide fee for service facilitation, training, and/or consultation. To register for this workshop you will need to identify the not-for profit/government organization you represent including obtaining a signature from the current designated signing authority of the same (ie Chairperson, Treasurer, Manager, Supervisor).  


A full refund can be issued no later than 14 days prior to the event. 



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