*This course is pre-requisite for most other ICA courses and all Programs.
Move beyond "seat-of-the-pants" facilitation and reliance on instinct, to use the most powerful facilitation methods and processes available. Learn step-by-step approaches to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus and open dialogue. Group Facilitation is foundational course for professional facilitators and will give you a thorough grounding in facilitation practice.
This course has been endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) as part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). GFM alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.
Who is it For?
Focus group energy on common goals
Help groups resolve conflict
Conduct easier, faster meetings
Key Methods Taught
The Focused Conversation Method provides a structure for clear dialogue and reflection, probes beneath the surface to the depth of a topic, encourages a diversity of perspectives and leads to decisions.
The Consensus Workshop Method provides a participation and respectful way to move a group toward consensus on those important topics that everyone wants a breakthrough.
"ICA Associates Inc. provides the best training that I have come across. Their decades of learning and development have resulted in methods unsurpassed by anyone else in the field." - David Kraft, Director of Research, Strategic Communications.
The Focused Conversation Method
Consensus Workshop Method
When is this course given
To know when the next Group Facilitation Methods course will be given, please refer to our course schedule.
Number of Participants: 24
Course Period: 2 days (9:00-17:00)
Price: ¥60,000 (¥40,000/day in case of booking only one day)
Discount: 10% for Government officers, 20% for NPO officers, 40% for University students
GFM course includes The Art of Focused Conversation: 100 Ways to Access Group Wisdom in the Workplace by R. Brian Stanfield.