Facilitation Skills Certificate

Increase your professional credibility with advanced-level facilitation skills.
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An effective facilitator builds consensus around a topic, uses prompting questions to steer a group toward a plan of action, and manages disparate participants who may not want to actively engage with one another. This hands-on workshop is designed to move you beyond fundamental facilitation skills and into the realm of higher-level meeting facilitation. You will gain exposure to the critical concepts and tools that foster effective facilitation for C-level executives and other audiences. You will also practice facilitation techniques, receive feedback from your peers, and walk away with new strategies you can apply during your next meeting. Learn from an exceptional instructor who has mastered facilitation techniques and will model techniques as you move through the workshop.

This immersive learning experience is designed to provide competent facilitators with the skills needed to become effective facilitators. You will participate in role-playing activities; work through real-life scenarios; gain insight from the stories of top-notch facilitators; and leave with facilitation tools, techniques, and best practices that you can immediately apply in your work.

Your learning experience will be guided by an exceptional facilitator who has a deep knowledge of successful facilitation strategies. These strategies will be demonstrated as you move through the program, giving you the opportunity to observe critical facilitation techniques in action.

You will also share your facilitation experiences with others, and be able to put your skills into practice by preparing for and facilitating select segments throughout the session.

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  • Feb 04-05, 2019
  • Mar 28-29, 2019
  • May 17-18, 2019
  • Jun 24-25, 2019
  • Aug 12-13, 2019
  • Sep 19-20, 2019
  • Nov 07-08, 2019
  • Dec 09-10, 2019
Course Information
Why You Should Attend?
  • Gain credibility by learning to command attention and exude confidence when facilitating.
  • Add new tools to your facilitator toolbox.
  • Practice crucial facilitation techniques that can be quickly transferred to your work.
What to Expect?
  • Pre-Work: Familiarize yourself with course content through a short pre-work assignment.
  • Supplemental Resources: This program includes tools and templates to help you apply what you learn once you’re back on the job.
Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for those who need to sharpen their facilitation skills at a higher level. The ideal participant brings facilitation experience from outside a training role; has basic knowledge of meeting-related concepts, such as setting ground rules and creating and managing agendas; and understands fundamental communication principles, such as active listening. This program is well-suited for those who need to build their facilitation skills for the C-suite.

ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but will also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resource specialists.

What Will I Learn?

After this program, you will be able to:

  • Define desired outcomes for the facilitated session.
  • Recognize group dynamics and behavioral styles.
  • Apply techniques to demonstrate confidence and command attention.
  • Ask appropriate probing and thought-provoking questions.
  • Apply idea-generating and decision-making tools and methods.
  • Apply conflict/difficult dialogue strategies.
How Long Is This Course?

Face-to-Face: 2 days
On-Site: Flexible dates & duration

Can I Earn Credit?

Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program. This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points. This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points. This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

What Is The Attendance Policy?

Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program is mandatory in order to receive the certificate of completion and 1.4 CEUs. Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate. Participants who fulfill the attendance requirement will receive a certificate at the end of the program.

What Is The Cancellation Policy?

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What Participants Are Saying
"The program was extremely dynamic with lots of time for practicing and role play. The instructor was well prepared and had lots of tools to share with us. I have been doing facilitation without having been formally trained in the field, so this course has given me a new set of tools to use in my everyday work. I feel more confident in my facilitation skills and feel that I have gained quite a bit of new knowledge on how to better read my audience, plan activities that will be relevant, identify and manage conflict, and prepare for the unexpected! This training program was extremely relevant to my work and I look forward to using everything I learned in the coming months. Thank you ATD and Robyn (the instructor) for such a comprehensive course!"
"My favorite takeaways were all the tools that were modeled to get the best out of any facilitation situation. Robin is truly a gifted facilitator and the course is eye-opening as well as encouraging. I would recommend this program to all who facilitate, especially if you have some experience. It can really make you see what your strong points and weaknesses are and how to effectively use tools that can help you achieve a positive experience for your participants."
"It is always great to attend a session with a facilitator who knows her stuff.  Robyn knows her stuff! My favorite takeaways were:  The differences between facilitation and training. When facilitating a session, I don't own the problem; it isn't mine to fix. I gained many new tools that will enable me to help a group move toward consensus and decision."