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Facilitation Skills Training

By  Donald V. McCain, Deborah D. Tobey

Facilitation Skills Training

Facilitation skills are critical for today's successful business leaders, managers, and learning professionals. Do your key leaders and managers have the skills needed to be great facilitators? This book is your all-in-one train-the-trainer resource to help guide development of one and two-day instructor-led courses in this vital business and organizational skill. Facilitation Skills Training demonstrates step-by-step how to set up effective training from creating an effective learning environment to the effective use of media in the class. Skills practice exercises are also part of this practical guide. Background information from learning theory to handling difficult participants is also provided. The book includes everything you need for success plus a CD-ROM with all learning activities, handouts, assessments, training instruments, and tools for immediate application.


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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.
Deborah D. Tobey

Deborah D. Tobey has 20 years of experience in the organization development and HRD field. She is currently the director of talent management for the Tennessee State Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and an adjunct senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University. Her areas of specialization include training needs assessment, design, facilitation, and evaluation; consulting skills and systems development; group processes and team building; competency modeling; and leadership development.

In her private consulting practice, Deborah’s clients have included state and local governments, universities, nonprofit organizations, and Fortune 500 organizations in the manufacturing, finance, import, healthcare, and service sectors. She served in a full-time teaching role at Vanderbilt University, as well as in numerous appointments in adjunct roles, most notably at George Washington University and Vanderbilt University. She is the author or co-author of several ATD publications.Deborah has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in student personnel administration and counseling, both from Virginia Tech. Her doctorate in HRD is from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and may be reached at


Book Details

ISBN: 9781562864743

Pages: 192

Publisher: ASTD Press

Pub Date: September 2007

Formats: Paperback, PDF

Product Code: 110709

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