A Class in Facilitation

A Class in Facilitation

a selection of powerful ideas and tools for leading groups and managing meetings

WHAT’S THE INTENTION?

To learn to lead.

To lead pleasant, productive and purposeful meetings and groups.

WHY ARE WE DOING THAT?

Managing people and leading groups is difficult:

  • Loud voices can dominate and distract
  • Tension and conflict wastes energy and time
  • People are vulnerable and we get hurt
  • Over-talking and interruptions are undermining
  • The leader, in charge, is expected to know what should be done

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Pleasant, productive and purposeful meetings have the following characteristics:

  • Behaviour is respectful
  • Decisions are taken
  • Plans are actioned
  • Learning occurs
  • Participants are empowered and feel safe
  • Contributions are committed (there’s follow up and follow through)

WHO’S IT FOR?

This workshop is for mangers, trainers, leaders, event organisers, and people working with groups and in teams.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This workshop mixes some guided group discussion with talking pieces by the tutor (the top ten tips) – often illustrated with some example stories.

SESSION DETAILS

A two-hour workshop, with up to 30 people, in an open room (free from tables).

Handout with reference information provided.

FACILITATION TRAINING

Facilitating a group is part science, part craft.

These courses have a dual focus of getting the thinking right and getting the tools to do it well.

THE CORE OF FACILITATION
Level 1: one-day introductory workshop

THE CRAFT OF FACILITATION
Level 2: Eight-week evening intermediate course The Craft of Facilitation, level 2 group faciliation skills course by Dave Dunn

GROUP FACILITATOR

Hosting difficult conversations, and making meetings pleasant, productive and purposeful.

Also experienced at strategic visioning & planning; hosting conferences; chairing AGMs; MC-ing open mic nights and cheer leading laughter workshops.

Take a look at his previous clients list.

Dave Dunn is organised, curious and playful. dave.dunn.ie Group Facilitator

VARIOUS WORKSHOPS

Pitching & Presenting, Resilience, Time & Task Management, Laughter, Listening, Creativity

These are interactive, engaging and empowering learning workshops.

Short, half-day or full-day. They're also good craic.

Here's a list of upcoming open workshops. dave.dunn.ie workshops