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Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2017
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $1149 G
Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $1149 O
May 15 - May 18, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Atlanta , GA $1149 O
Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $1149 O
Sep 25 - Sep 28, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $1149 O
Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2018
08:30 - 16:00 , Tue-Fri
Washington , DC $1149 O
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Course overview

Keep meetings, group discussions and other activities organized and on schedule. Develop your own style of facilitation by learning group dynamics, strategic management of decision making and problem solving. Discover time-tested techniques for managing conflict, methods of intervention, and effective listening and feedback.

Who should attend?

Managers, supervisors, team leaders, human resources management professionals and others who want to learn how to facilitate complex human interactions in a group setting. Some experience working with groups would be helpful.

Learning outcomes

  • Contract for the role of facilitator
  • Use groups for cooperative problem solving
  • Facilitate selected group problem-solving processes
  • Effectively respond to a variety of common meeting problems
  • Diagnose stages of team development and how teams function
  • Understand and describe adult education principles
  • Observe and utilize interpersonal and group dynamics to enhance group processes
  • Use practical guidelines to give/receive constructive feedback, build consensus and practice effective listening
  • Gain insight as to how personality types of the facilitator and members affect communication and group life

Course outline

Syllabus -- Facilitator Workshop, TDEV8120D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one

  • Assumptionaire About Teams in Organizations

  • What is a Team?

  • A Systematic View of Teams

  • Advice on Forming Teams

  • The Facilitator Role

  • The Facilitator's Arena: A Group Effectiveness Model

  • Internal Facilitators and Contracting: Ground Rules

  • Group Problem Solving Techniques

Day two

  • Group Problem Solving Techniques (Continued)

  • Interpersonal Communication

  • Feedback Issues

  • Facilitation Techniques

Day three

  • Basic Concerns of Any Group

  • Group Decision Making

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Problems: People and Situations

Day four

  • What People Need

  • Rescue Techniques

  • Meeting Simulation

  • Action Planning

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