Facilitation Basics

Facilitation Basics Training for new facilitators.


Facilitation Basics teaches the key principles of good facilitation skills. Strong facilitation skills save time. You will learn to move a meeting or session from being unproductive to productive. You will also learn simple techniques for keeping a group on track.

This course highlights the single greatest reason why sessions go wrong: no clear purpose. You will explore ways to ensure your groups have a clear common goal and good reasons for participating in your session.

A good facilitator paves the way for successful outcomes. They will save your organisation time, money and increase productivity. Tough conversations become easier. Group creativity  is allowed for and clear outcomes become normal. These skills are also good for meeting techniques, coaching sessions, conferences and workshop facilitation. A Facilitation Basics course  does what it says it will. It teaches basic facilitation skills that you can implement straight away.

This workshop is a great place to start before you go on and train in other licensed facilitation methodologies.


“We cannot teach people anything, we can only help the discover it within themselves.”
 – Galileo Galilei

Course objectives:

  • Define the role of a facilitator.
  • Understand different models and processes.
  • Identify the right tools and aids for your session.
  • Explore ideal group sizes and room layout.

What to expect:

On a Facilitation Basics course you will be asked to share you experiences and participate is group sessions. You will receive a full workbook full of hints and tips and a certified Facilitation Basics trainer will lead your course.

Details and Costs:

Duration 1-day course
Course size Maximum 15 participants
Price From £217 + VAT per person

Who should attend a Facilitation Basics course?

This facilitator training was created to help those:

  • Lacking confidence.
  • New to facilitation or;
  • Who are inexperienced.

This course is best suited for people starting out on their journey as facilitators and those who haven’t had any formal training. This level of facilitator training is also suitable for anyone who would like to brush up on his or her basic facilitation skills.

A Facilitation Basics course is a perfect place to start before you attend more process specific facilitation skills training. Facilitator training is relevant to those with upcoming opportunities to practice their skills. These techniques apply to team meetings as well as formal sessions.

Previous participants tell us that this facilitator training gave them the grounding needed to facilitate effective sessions. They enjoyed learning the key aspects of good facilitation and couldn’t wait to try out their new facilitation skills.

What you will learn in a Facilitation Basics course:

Facilitation Basics will help you move from out-of-control situations to a systematic one. In one of our modules you will explore various models of facilitation. You will also sample of the different processes facilitator’s use. On a Facilitation Basics course you will also learn what types of situations make each model or process a good fit. During your facilitation skills training you will explore ways to manage personality types. You will also create strategies to encourage participants to engage and feel valued rather than risk bruising egos.

In House Courses

In House Courses

Our Facilitation Basics course is available in-house. You choose the date, location and time of your courses to suit your schedule. We will send all materials and an accredited trainer saving you employee travel and accommodation expenses.

From £217 +VAT per person

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Public Courses

Public Courses

We use quality venues such as the Henley Business School in the South East, Ettington Chase in the Midlands and etc Venues in central London. Free wifi, lunch and refreshments are all included with the course.

From £450 +VAT per person

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Trainer Certification

Trainer Certification

You can become accredited as a trainer if you see this sign. Each Certification begins with the full version of your chosen course, followed by intensive training in the presentation, practice and facilitation.

From £3,450 +VAT per person

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