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Facilitation Skills: 2 Hour Workshop

April 9th @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Full Details

Date: Tuesday, April 9th 2024
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
CPD: 2 CPD Hours
Method of Delivery
: Online
Fee: €325

About the Workshop

This highly interactive workshop focuses on the development of the core knowledge and skills you need to be an effective facilitator. Effective facilitation skills can be used to powerful effect in a wide range of organisational processes and settings including – stakeholder consultation and engagement workshops, strategic planning workshops, and leadership and management of complex groups and meetings.

This workshop is very practical in focus, and a range of training interventions are used to maximise learning, including: self-assessment and reflection, brainstorming, group exercises, role plays and simulated facilitation events/exercises.

Who will this programme benefit?

This workshop will be particularly useful for HR managers, employee relations managers and change agents. It will also be useful for managers and leaders who are responsible for leading and facilitating complex groups and projects.

What is covered in the programme?

The programme will focus on the following learning objectives:

  • Know the role, responsibilities, skills and qualities of an effective facilitator
  • Understand and design different types of facilitation events
  • Learn about the power and importance of communications and body language
  • Understand group behaviour and dynamics and how to manage them
  • Explore the importance of unconscious bias and group diversity
  • Understand and manage group conflict and difference to achieve results
  • Plan an effective facilitation event
  • Deliver an effective facilitation event


“A must for anyone who wants to improve their communication style”
– Caoimhe Ní Chathail, Foras na Gaeilge

Course Tutor 

Our trainer Sile O’Donnell is a HR Consultant, a Training Associate with PAI, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in organisational behaviour, HRM and organisation development in Trinity College Dublin. She has over 25 years’ experience of designing, facilitating and implementing best practice change management, HR and training strategies in the public sector. Sile has vast experience in facilitating the work of groups and organisations. As former head of Organisation Development in the HSE, she facilitated diverse and large groups during complex change programmes and she led the development of a Change Guide for the heath services. She has facilitated strategic planning, change processes and organisational reviews in organisations across the health and social care sector, the civil service and the wider public sector.

Tailored Training 

All of our open programmes can also be run on an in-house basis. For more information, see our page on In-House Training.

Multiple Delegate Discount

Limited Places Available – book early to avoid disappointment.

  • 3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
  • 5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
  • 10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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April 9th
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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01 877 3910