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Facilitation Skills

For Trainers, Consultants, Coaches, Managers, and Group Leaders

Facilitation skills are increasingly recognized as an essential competence for managers, leaders and others responsible for ensuring groups, teams and organizations successfully achieve their outcomes and objectives.


Effective group facilitation skills provide an essential methodology for dealing with the complex issues and challenges faced by those leading groups and teams.

Maximizing the use of facilitation skills increases the effectiveness of meetings and events, helps conflict resolution, increases participation and enables groups to make informed, quality decisions. Facilitation tools and techniques support an organization’s success by ensuring meetings and events are designed and delivered with processes that enable groups to:


  • Work more efficiently and effectively by ensuring participants bring their best contributions
  • Harness individual and collective potential and productivity
  • Attend to interpersonal issues that impede performance

This program provides participants the opportunity to acquire and practice the essential skills of facilitation, ensuring the learning is easily and effectively applied immediately upon return to work.


Participants will be introduced to a range of tools and techniques aimed at:
• Increasing confidence and impact in working effectively with groups
• Enhancing competence in using a facilitative approach at work and in delivering presentations and training events using effective facilitative approaches
• Applying Gestalt theory within groups and teams
• Facilitating high levels of participation and engagement
• Facilitating conflict with greater confidence
• Increasing ability to deal competently with unhelpful participant behaviors
• Providing an extensive toolkit to use in your work with teams
• Providing an opportunity to practice your facilitation skills
• Offering you feedback on your facilitation practice

This program is for managers, team leaders, consultants, trainers and others who want to develop and extend their facilitation skills as a means of working more effectively with people in a wide range of team/group settings. It is for those who want to add facilitation to their toolkit and for facilitators who want to reflect on and identify their own competencies and growing edge.

The overall aim of the program is to support learning and development in facilitation and facilitative approaches to working with groups. This will be achieved by providing input and experiential opportunities to practice facilitation skills.


Continuing Education

<strong><img src="../images/icflogo07rgbSm.jpg" width="85" height="40" hspace="2" vspace="1" border="2" align="left" /></strong>Coaches: This program is International Coach Federation (ICF) certified for 18.75 core competency continuing education hours. Please see the Continuing Education page for full details.



Dates and Fees:

Facilitation Skills:

For Trainers, Consultants, Coaches, Managers, and Group Leaders

Dates December 3-5, 2018
Monday, 10am
Wednesday, 3pm
Fee $1,650 ($1,600 GISC members)
CE Hours 18.75 ICF
Faculty Donna Dennis, PhD, PCC
  Louise Holmes, ACC
2019 Program
Dates December 2-4
Begins Monday, 10am
Ends Wednesday, 3pm
Location South Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Massachusetts, United States


Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900