Facilitation Tools Method Training
Training: Group Facilitation Methods
Mo 25 Feb and Tu 26 Feb, 2019
Monday, 25. February 2019 - 9:00 to Tuesday, 26. February 2019 - 17:30


On 25 and 26 February 2019 IofC Switzerland and ICA will organize a two-day training in Geneva on Group Facilitation Methods (GFM).


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 (O.R.I.D) 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.

This course is recommended as a basis for all other courses.


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:


Passionately delivered and very insightful.

Omar Odeh, Senior Adviser, ICRC


A perfect blend between explanation & exercises. 

Omar Odeh, Senior Adviser, ICRC


This training gave me some very practical tools, through hands-on exercises, to implement facilitation methods with a variety of stakeholders and beneficiaries of UN agencies’ development programmes.

Christian Privat, United Nations Consultant


Good to go J

Nalina Ganapathi, Administration & Finance, International Labour Organisation (ILO)


We learnt 2 useful methods applicable if you are working with groups and aiming to obtain high levels of participation, contribution and engagement.

Violeta Frimu-Patel, Program Manager


Great tools offered in order to facilitate sessions! Thank you!



Excellent group conversation and facilitation tools, easily adaptable for varied situations.

Lara Fuchs


It helped me to identify new tools to manage teams when facilitating. Thanks so much!

Rocio Sanz, Knowledge Manager & Communications Expert