Montag, 08. November 2021 - 09:30 Uhr bis Samstag, 13. November 2021 - 14:45 Uhr

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 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 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.

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 (subject to change) for virtual classrooms as well as other digital tools. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality.

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!

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