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Effective Facilitation Skills

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Facilitators help others maximize their contribution in groups and teams by creating a supportive and outcome focused environment.  You will learn to use a range of tools and techniques to generate enthusiasm for effective results.  This one day course will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and a variety of techniques used by effective facilitators.

Managers are realizing the value of keeping a group energized, focused on task, and producing effective results. Whether you lead a problem-solving team, work with executives, or just want to assist in moving your own group through the collaborative process more effectively, facilitation is a critical skill. This session teaches you to understand the foundation of facilitation skills and provides opportunities for participants to practice the techniques they learn. This workshop focuses on practical application and best practices and is designed around the life of a project.

PDC is a globally approved Registered Education Provider (R.E.P) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Who Should Attend

  • Project managers
  • Project team members and leaders
  • Project meeting facilitators
  • Project stakeholders, including customers and vendors
  • Business Analysts
  • PMPs needing PDUs

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • .65 CEUs
  • 7 PDUs
  • After completing the course please contact the Program Coordinator for the PMI® Course Activity Number

As a PMI Registered Education Provider, The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Development Center has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (Provider # 1616).

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  • Understand the foundational information concerning facilitation
  • Learn about goal focused facilitation
  • Identify skills needed by successful facilitators
  • Understand group dynamics and identify techniques to encourage positive dynamics and mitigate destructive behaviors
  • Identify crucial times in the project life cycle where facilitated workshops can be of the most use
  • Understand the structure of a facilitated workshop and how to run one
  • Practice effective facilitation techniques including brainstorming and Delphi technique

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