Montag, 16. November 2020 Uhr (Ganztägig) bis Freitag, 20. November 2020 Uhr (Ganztägig)

Would you like to gain more insights and experience in how to effectively chair a meeting and facilitate teams or groups?

Are you passionate about creating a constructive and open-minded atmosphere in working groups?

The training course provides participants with methods, tips and techniques for facilitating meetings and sessions.

Facilitation, whether face to face or online, is a working method which plays an increasingly important role in professional everyday life. In facilitated processes the factual and the emotional relationship level are equally important. A professional facilitator must be able to shape both levels simultaneously and evenly to create a constructive and open-minded atmosphere in working groups. The focus of this training course is on the „how“ - giving the participants concrete suggestions for practical use.

Course Objectives : The participants learn how they can effectively chair a meeting and facilitate teams and groups in a results-oriented manner. They are provided with proven methods, tips and techniques for facilitating meetings and sessions effectively. They will work on potentials and limitations of face to face sessions as well as virtual sessions. TThey will increase their self-confidence as facilitators.

Course Content

  • The role of a facilitator
  • Preparing a facilitation
  • Conducting a facilitation
  • The course of facilitation
  • Facilitation methods: examples given for face to face sessions as well as for virtual sessions
  • Dealing with problems in meetings
  • After the facilitation

Course Methods: The focus of the course is on practical exercises. The participants are invited to practise facilitation and to experience themselves in the role of a facilitator. They are provided with tools and techniques in order to be able to conduct a meeting or session as facilitator.

Target Group: Participants should be familiar with basic communication skills such as active listening and constructive communication.

The tuition fee is 875,- euros per participant.

What does live online training mean? Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants.

Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom for virtual classrooms as well as digital tools such as Moodle. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality.

Course Methods: The focus of the course is on practical exercises. The participants are invited to practise facilitation and to experience themselves in the role of a facilitator.

The virtual classroom sessions with the trainers and the fellow participants via Zoom will be complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection. The participants will be provided with techniques in order to be able to conduct a meeting of session as facilitator.

Our short intensive courses promote learning through experience: 'Learning by doing for impact' is the most important aspect of the SLE's training philosophy. Our participants come from all around the globe: They include staff from development agencies, national and international NGOs, public institutions, university students and researchers, as well as professionals from the private sector. These different cultural backgrounds and professions add to an intercultural and transdisciplinary exchange of experiences within an enabling learning environment.

While there is no application deadline, there is only a limited number of places available in each course and they fill up quickly. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Further information: https://www.sle-berlin.de/en/training