University of Technology Sydney

Facilitation essentials: engage and influence with groups
AUV17017

<ul><li>Need to get everyone on the same page? <li>Facing hostile or disinterested participants? <li>Keen to generate meaningful and powerful conversations?</ul><br> <p>When you need to Make Stuff Happen with others, facilitation is a fundamental skill. This one-day introductory course will enhance your ability with groups of people to:<br></p> <p><b>Engage:</b> Excite and inspire participants - Get ‘buy-in’ to a shared purpose - Build dialogue between people – find common ground<br></p> <p><b>Energise:</b> Design for clarity and purpose - Generate spirited interaction and robust conversation -Deal with the ‘unknown’<br></p> <p><b>Get traction:</b> Create alignment between diverse stakeholders - Deal with difficult people -Manage negativity and cynicism<br></p> <p><b>You will get</b><br> Pre course survey to establish your specific needs and interests, and address your specific facilitation challenges. A 40 page workbook that covers essential topics, tools and tips.<br></p> <p>Note that this is NOT an award VET accredited course.<br></p> <p>The workshop facilitator is <b>Ian Colley</b> from Make Stuff Happen. The course draws on Ian’s practical experience conducting hundreds of facilitated events for dozens of clients in government, business and community settings. Ian is an expert in change and learning. He commonly deals with ‘tricky’ issues – building common ground between diverse interests, solving difficult problems, creating clarity about uncertain futures. Ian has taught at the University of Technology Sydney since 2005, creating learning experiences that are exciting and practical.</p>

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