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Facilitation™ is a common word used in a variety of different contexts. However, ‘being a facilitator’ for a group and ‘facilitating meetings/events’ requires key skills and a deep knowledge of the principles and concepts. The skill of facilitation assists organizations to tackle difficult challenges using best practice facilitation methods, to make certain robust solutions that can be delivered in an effective, timely and constructive way that won’t compromise on the key issues and to enable organizations to involve and engage people at all levels, using a collaborative approach to facilitate change.
Why it’s important
This is increasingly recognised throughout industry as a key skill to own where the qualification is relevant to all sectors and types of situations where collaboration is required to tackle issues, resolve organisational problems and develop effective solutions. It is widely recognised as an important and strategic skill to assist projects where clarity and delivery of projects on time, to budget and within timescales is of paramount importance.
What it covers
The foundation certification is to confirm that candidates have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology to be able to facilitate effectively support events. The course follows the syllabus as set down by the APMG Group:
- The Process Iceberg® Model
- Task and process
- Format and tools
- Role of the facilitator
- Process Iceberg® review
- Characteristics of a facilitator
- Preparing for an event
- Contract with a group
- Facilitating an event
- Applying process
Who will benefit
Individuals who will add value to organisations where they can manage project team members and enable them to identify key issues, develop robust solutions through creative thinking and effective selection of options and launch projects effectively by defining the objectives and key outcomes of a project or programme.
So do you know what facilitation is? Have a listen to Tony and Richard’s discussion on what facilitation is and how it might help you in your career.