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Facilitation Basics, 2nd Edition

By  Donald V. McCain

Facilitation Basics
Stop presenting and start facilitating meaningful learning.

Whether you are a subject matter expert who occasionally takes on a trainer role, a trainer who wants to build on solid presentation skills, or anywhere in between, Facilitation Basics will help you create supportive and effective learning. This complete how-to guide is designed to improve your facilitation proficiency so you can give face-to-face as well as online and virtual classroom learners your best.

Part of ATD’s Training Basics series, this publication offers practical examples, worksheets, and tools that make workplace learning easy and rewarding. You’ll walk away with proven facilitation techniques and a deeper understanding of how to manage difficult participants and use media to support learning.

This refreshed second edition will guide you through how to:

  • enhance your skills as a facilitator
  • create supportive and effective learning environments for face-to-face and online learners
  • ensure learning is transferred to the job.

About the Training Basics Series

ATD’s Training Basics series provides a baseline explanation of the theories and concepts behind featured topics, as well as instructions for their practical day-to-day application in the workplace. Additional titles include Adult Learning Basics, Competency-Based Training Basics, the second edition of Training Design Basics, and Virtual Training Basics.


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Donald V. McCain
Don McCain is founder and principal of Performance Advantage Group and has more than 28 years of corporate consulting experience. He has authored three books as well as numerous articles in industry journals. He holds a BS in business administration, an MA in divinity, an MS in business administration, and a PhD in education and HRD from Vanderbilt University.


Facilitation Basics is an outstanding, must-have resource covering all elements of the facilitation process. Don McCain has written a comprehensive, easy-to-follow primer for both seasoned as well as novice facilitators of learning.
William J. Vosburg
President and Founder, Vosburg & Associates

Whether you are an experienced facilitator or just beginning, Facilitation Basics is an excellent resource to learn new skills or to sharpen your facilitation skills.
Glenda McCall Blank
Head, Global Organizational Development & Learning, CFA Institute
Facilitation Basics enhances facilitation skills in synchronous, asynchronous, and blended settings. The author provides quick, usable approaches enriching any learning environment.
Carol-Anne Faint
Professor, Business Administration, University of Fredericton
Facilitation Basics is a practical guide filled with tools and techniques. It is ideal for new and experienced facilitators.
Steve Rosenbaum
President, Learning Paths International 

Book Details

ISBN: 9781562869267

Pages: 216

Publisher: ATD Press

Pub Date: September 2015

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 111516

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