Facilitation Tools Method Training
Group Facilitation Methods
Pre-requisite to the other courses

Group facilitation methods


Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May 2017 at the Maison de la Paix/Geneva (Early Bird deadline: 15 April 2017)
  • Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November 2017 at the Maison de la Paix/Geneva (Early Bird deadline: 30 September 2017)

About GFM

The Group Facilitation Methods (GFM) training will teach you versatile, powerful techniques for structuring group conversations and finding group consensus. It introduces the foundations of the Technology of Participation (ToP) approach by teaching the Focused Conversation and the Consensus Workshop methods. It will allow you to make meetings more effective, engage groups to develop creative solutions and to help groups identify and understand their shared ideas and goals.

Participants will learn to:

  • Tap into group creativity to maximise productivity
  • Make meetings more productive and efficient
  • Focus a diverse group’s energy on common goals
  • Create a sense of teamwork
  • Let a group deal with more data in less time
  • Recognize and honour contributions of all
  • Welcome diversity while minimising polarisation and conflict

91,5% of GFM-training participants rated the course 8/10 or higher.

Comments from participants’ end-of course evaluations included:

  • A great and easy way to learn new forms to do group facilitation, in a practical way! A great 2-day investment. A hands-on training! – Cesar Robles, Collaboration Advisors, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation
  • Superb training on very practical facilitation tools I can put right to use. Jonathan and Bhavesh have a depth experience and are willing to share. – Matt Gilsenan, Independent Coach/Trainer

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