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Facilitating Complex Workshops Through Simplexity

course overview

This fast paced course introduces the student to the practical art of facilitation. The material is divided into the four broad topics of (1) theory, (2) areas of application, (3) session design and (4) practice.

Upon completing the course, the students will be ready to start a lifetime of practice.

course objectives

learning experience

Your learning experience with this ‘Too Serious' course is designed to deliver to you a high level of interactivity and personal challenge. You will experience a richness and depth in every aspect of this engaging and practical topic. You will not be presented with static theoretical ideas, rather you will be expected to engage, decide, design, extend your skills and apply the concepts to which you will be exposed.

Course Curriculum

Defining facilitation and its theoretical underpinnings

Establishing the scope of a workshop and the prerequisites for its success

Choosing a suitable model upon which to base a sound workshop design

Designing workshop flow and contingencies

Practicing how to deliver a workshop and how to spontaneously redesign the session, in mid-flow, should the need arise

Having a great time

course logistics

Skill Level Intermediate to Advanced
Number of Participants Up to 12
Duration 3 days
Course Material Developed based on student generated data
Dates and Location To be determined
Cost Varies according to number of participants
Custom Designed Courses Tailored to meet the needs of members of a same group