Advanced Models for Facilitation

Price: $1895.00

This workshop is a master-level class for those interested in taking their facilitation skills to the next level. Through action learning and lively discussion, you will come away with new insights and tools you’ll use to accelerate change and improve the quality of work in your organization.

What to Expect:

Experienced facilitators will get hands-on practice with newer, more advanced facilitation skills in this three day workshop. Get rejuvenated with ideas, skills, and tools that you can put to use with groups immediately.

We’ll discuss the best of what we’ve seen and done with very practical skills application including in-depth work with three models of successful facilitation:

Standards of Behavior Model:

A facilitator acts as an “agent of change”/role model for the group. Facilitators use powerful tools like listening, intervention, and authenticity to develop a group’s capacity for reaching goals and managing its own process work.

Appreciative Inquiry Model:

This model creates positive, generative, sustainable change. Facilitators work with groups to find the “positive core” (or what is working) to generate creative solutions with increased participation and understanding in the group.

Open Space Model:

You could also call this the “anti-facilitation facilitation process.” Learn to enable meeting participants to define their own agenda, manage their own work, and set their pace to unleash spectacular results.


This workshop is designed to increase your skills and effectiveness with groups. You’ll learn how to:

  • Design sessions to dramatically improve their effectiveness
  • Manage difficult conversations, difficult topics, and difficult personalities
  • Increase your own self-awareness so that you operate more intentionally in any group
  • Apply change acceleration processes
  • Effectively use standards that will help you and your group be more authentic
  • Help your groups develop and begin to manage their own processes
  • Be comfortable introducing new models to groups and selecting the most appropriate model for each task

After the course, our faculty will provide follow-up coaching and design support for a facilitation event.

“I think much of the value from the facilitator training course stems from the consideration of facilitation as a ‘process’ with multiple tools that can be used to guide a team to successful outcomes. I do not see any single tool in the facilitator’s ‘toolbox’ as more valuable than another, because specific situations lend themselves to different tools, as do specific group dynamics.”

-Sarah, HR Manager and workshop participant

Registration Details:

The workshop fee of $1895, includes all materials, course instruction, and lunches. Contact us to discuss concessions for dedicated or group classes. For details, or for a bespoke proposal to meet your needs, contact Karen at

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