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Group Facilitation Coaching Methods

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Facilitative Leadership Communication Skills

Powerful methods to facilitate, coach and build consensus.

Facilitative Leadership Development Brochure

Move beyond “seat-of-the-pants” facilitation and rely on one’s instinct, to use the most powerful facilitation methods and coaching processes available. Learn step-by-step approaches to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus and open dialogue.

Learn how to:
  • Facilitate and coach groups more effectively.
  • Make meetings more productive and efficient.
  • Focus a diverse group’s energy on common goals.
  • Create a sense of teamwork.
  • Improve staff morale.
  • Tap into group creativity to maximize productivity.

Learn the ‘Focused Conversation Method’, which provides a structure for clear dialogue and reflection, probes beneath the surface to the depth of a topic, encourages a diversity of perspectives and leads to decisions. Learn the ‘Consensus Workshop Method’ to engage participation of diverse group members and create genuine consensus. Build effective team partnerships and lead large groups effectively. Courses include the book, Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace by Brian Stanfield. Available in English, Mandarin, and French.

Insightful learning for experienced as well as novice facilitators, this signature two-day course is available in-house. It will make an immediate and dramatic difference in your understanding and practice of facilitation to become a Facilitative Leader.

  • The Focused Conversation Method
  • The Workshop Method

Each participant will receive one hour of free coaching on the application of the methods learned on the course.

Leaders, directors, managers, supervisors, consultants, educators, trainers, professional facilitators, executive directors, health care professionals, community specialists, concerned citizens.

The Daily Structure

Day One

  • The Focused Conversation Method
  • Demonstration of the Focused Conversation Method
  • Focused Conversation Method Theory
  • Practice designing and using the Focused Conversation Method
  • Practice and facilitating in small groups
  • Reflection

Day Two

  • Demonstration of the Workshop Method
  • Workshop Method Theory
  • Practice designing using the Consensus Workshop Method
  • Practice and facilitating in small groups
  • Reflection

Discover Your Team’s Inner Genius