Facilitation is a common word used in a variety of different contexts. However, ‘being a facilitator’ for a group and ‘facilitating meetings/events’ requires key skills and a deep knowledge of the principles and concepts involved.
Consider the challenges faced in today’s busy resource-constrained working environments and ask yourself:
Tacit knowledge can certainly assist in the delivery of outcomes, however generally organisations desire a more concrete approach to delivering workshops or meeting outcomes. The likelihood that a process is not formally in-place to guide events, meetings and workshops to efficiently manage staff time is fairly high.
Facilitation then is a method of easing the way forward. It isn’t just a technique – it can be considered an art, a science and should certainly use appropriate but targeted tools.
This Facilitation Certification course is based on the syllabus defined by APMG International. Working in collaboration with Tony Mann, and using the reference book Facilitation – Building the Expertise which has been adapted to incorporate his book Facilitation – an Art, Science, Skill or All Three? and his manual Facilitation – A Manual of Models, Tools and Techniques for Effective Group Working, APMG has developed a training programme and qualification at Foundation and Practitioner level to help participants develop the necessary expertise to become accomplished at facilitation.
Tony Mann has been working in the field of facilitation for over 20 years and has developed a robust methodology that provides the structure to enable specialists and managers to be able to facilitate effectively. The Process Iceberg® methodology is being applied in a wide variety of organizations and situations and its pragmatic, practical approach has gained a wide range of adherents in the public, private and charity sectors throughout the world.
Our industry qualified best practice trainers empower course attendees to actively use the tools and techniques learnt over the 3 day training schedule and to at the same time gain an internationally-recognised certification.
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The certification is relevant to all sectors and types of situations where people come together to tackle issues, resolve organisational problems and develop effective solutions. The target audience includes all those with a role in organisational development, project, IT and change management:
The training within this certification builds upon the skills, science and art of facilitation and gives your organisation a capability that will:
Day 1 – Introduction and the Elements of Facilitation
Day 2 – Detailed Breakdown of Models, Process and Tools
Day 3 – Process Maturity and Facilitator Profiles and Exam Prep
Fees NZ$ per person
|Facilitation Foundation Certificate Course (3 days)
plus Certificate Exam
|$2200 + gst|
The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology to be able to facilitate effectively supporting events, workshops and meetings in the context of: projects, business analysis, change, operational effectiveness and business process improvement.
The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor facilitation principles and practice in situations addressing Tasks in Uncertainty, and managing groups that might not have sufficient Process experience. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to apply facilitation principles to small groups as they work on real Tasks. They will have learnt a range of models, tools and techniques and more importantly be able to ‘hear’ which one to use in ‘live’, real situations.