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A great facilitator helps a group identify or clarify its objective and expertly maintains group energy and momentum while strategically moving them towards their goals.
Through extensive group work and practice, participants demonstrate the 15 Key Behavioural Components identified and developed over twenty years by Winnipeg Transition Centre. At the completion of the session, each participant understands and has demonstrated the skills necessary to be an effective facilitator.
- Name, describe and implement all 15 Behavioural Components or Pillars
- Understand and develop 4 learning outcomes
- Create at least 5 new facilitation activities
- Acquire a variety of current facilitating resources and tips
- Practice skills and tips for handling a difficult situation/participant
- Enhanced decision-making
- Personal life/work satisfaction
- Appreciatiable productivity results
- Interpersonal effectiveness
- Improved morale
Who Should Take This
- Workshop Facilitators
- Vocational / Voc-Rehab Counsellors
- Instructors / Trainers
- Community Development Professionals
- Instructional Aides
- Human Resource Management Personnel
- Human Resource Consultants
- Team Development Leaders
- Workplace Leaders
- Work Experience / Placement Coordinators
- Training Officers / Coordinators
- Teachers / Adult Educators
- Employment and Career Counsellors
About the Course
With an emphasis on continuous learning, active engagement and group-based outcomes, the job of the facilitator is not to get his or her knowledge out to the audience, but to help get knowledge out of the audience.
Proven and practical workshop facilitation skills are critical if a facilitator is to effectively motivate learners, encourage participation and promote on-the job application of learning.
The Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate provides ample opportunity to exchange learning and facilitating ideas and experiences with other professionals.
This five-day training is highly interactive, incorporates hands-on exercises, role-plays, as well as small and large group discussions.
How is this Different From Other Training?
- Small class size (max 9) allows for one-to-one assistance and feedback
- Resources used during lab can be easily implemented immediately afterwards
- Facilitation issues are workshopped in multiple ways so each skill is not just recited, but integrated and learned
- Peer-to-peer learning provides opportunity to learn from a wide-variety of skilled peer facilitators
- Facilitating each day means participants have the opportunity to integrate feedback from presenters and peers in subsequent sessions
The Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate (PWFSC) is awarded jointly between the Winnipeg Transition Centre and University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education (40 hour credit.)
*The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education recognizes this course as an elective equivalent 36 hour credit to the Management Certificate Program. Graduates of the Management Certificate Program are eligible to transfer credit for undergraduate studies at The University of Winnipeg. University of Manitoba Continuing Education department does transfer credit for the PWFSC to its Management Certificate Program.
What People are Saying…
“I took away a lot of information from this facilitation workshop. Some of the knowledge that really helped me was relating the topics to the 15 behavioural facilitation components. This caused me to view our current practices and how we use these components as well as how others can be brought out more clearly in our current sessions. Also, this has allowed me to think about future training for our organization and how to better shape and create sessions to get the best possible results for the people involved.”
Training Coordinator / Training & Development
The Beer Store, Mississauga, ON
“The greatest benefit to me from attending this workshop was gaining knowledge. Knowledge about what makes a good facilitator. Knowledge about how I can apply tools. I was given time to practice lesson planning. I learned what my strengths and weaknesses were as a facilitator. By giving constructive feedback to my peers, I was able to learn from them and their experiences too. In five days I learned how to stay off the stage, give positive reinforcement and much, much more! Whether you are a seasoned facilitator or a novice, you will come away from this workshop with more knowledge, self-awareness and tools you can use right away.”
Consilium Place Employment and Social Services, Toronto, ON
The Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate is currently offered to the public in Winnipeg, MB, Canada four times a year. The PWFSC is portable and can be offered anywhere in Canada.