“How can we have more purposeful & productive conversations, develop creative solutions and build group consensus?”
These are among the questions addressed by Group Facilitation Methods, the most popular course of ICA’s Technology of Participation ‘ToP’ facilitation training.
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Read on for what recent participants have to say about their experience of ToP training, and check out my online and in-person ToP facilitation training courses, free facilitation coaching and occasional free facilitation webinars.
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Participants on my most recent ToP training in October last year rated the course on average 4.8 out 5, and shared comments including:
- A very interesting course, very practical and applicable in a range of contexts – there was also a useful reference book which I can continue to refer to for a refresher as needed
- Martin is a very good trainer, with a feel for pace and content based on the group he is dealing with. The training was relevant and well delivered.
- Very relevant content, excellent delivery. Pace was good. Trainer was very good
- The training focused on practical facilitation frameworks and skills and how to apply these in real situations – I found this a good way to learn
- Martin was a brilliant trainer, gave practical tips, was very engaging: I learned a lot
- The event was well paced and very informative – it gave me confidence that I could facilitate an event – success!
- Excellent delivery by the trainer – I learnt from his facilitation skills
- I found the content really useful and the delivery was excellent
- The pace, content, relevance and delivery were all excellent
That was in-person Focused Conversation training, comprising day one of the 2-day Group Facilitation Methods course – both available also online.
On an earlier 2.5-hour Introduction to Facilitation Online session, Louise Reeve, Policy and Communications Business Partner at Newcastle City Council, wrote:
“Some training to recommend from Martin Gilbraith! I attended his Introduction to Facilitation Online course. Whatever your experience level, you should find something in this training which can make your online sessions just that bit better and more enjoyable”
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Thanks Veronique, that’s great to know!
Thank you @Martin. Having used the Focussed Conversations methodology and shared with with others in training, I can confer that it is a useful tool for creating a safe space for meaningful conversations to happen.