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Facilitation Skills 2024

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Thursday 27th June 2024 (9:30am to 4pm)
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Members: €195
Non-Members: €275

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Learn how to achieve successful outcomes as a Facilitator.

Tailored for designers and creatives, this workshop on facilitation skills delves into essential facets such as intervention design, stakeholder contracting, and diverse facilitation methodologies.

Through hands-on sessions, participants gain practical experience and receive constructive feedback to refine their facilitation techniques. This online workshop will equip you with practical tools such as brainstorming and problem-solving techniques as well as focusing on your self-awareness and personal development as a facilitator.

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Who Should Attend

This workshop is tailored to designers and creatives who will be designing and running client or user workshops and other workshops may apply.

Programme Objectives and What You Will Take Away

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key elements of successful facilitation.
  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct facilitated sessions in diverse settings and with different objectives.
  • Understanding of facilitation in a design context.
  • Differentiation from other styles.
  • Profile, role, and skills of facilitators.
  • Facilitation methodology selection.
  • Introduction to facilitation models.

What you will Experience

Participants throughout this workshop will engage in a dynamic and interactive learning experience aimed at developing their facilitation skills in a design context. This workshop covers key concepts, distinctions from other styles, and the essential skills and attributes of effective facilitators.

From intervention design and preparation to conducting a facilitated session, this workshop provides a holistic approach to mastering facilitation in a design context. Participants will learn to contract with owners/customers, define expected outcomes, develop focus questions, and identify the ideal facilitation methodology for various situations.

Through hands-on sessions, attendees will actively engage in facilitating meetings and workshops, receiving constructive feedback to enhance their skills.


1 Full Day:

Thursday 27th June 2024 (9:30am to 4pm)


Member Price* (IDI, IAPI, ICAD, 100 Archive members): €195

Non-Member Price: €275

Ticket sale ends on 27th June 2024

Current Members of  IDIIAPIICAD100 Archive working in the private or commercial semi-state sector and based in the Republic of Ireland can avail of subsidised fees on the workshops! Find out how to become a member and avail of the subsidies.


  • What facilitation is and its applications
  • Distinctions from other styles
  • Profile, role, and skills of facilitators
  • Understanding how groups function

  • Contracting with the owner/customer
  • Defining expected outcomes and stakeholders
  • Developing focus questions
  • Identifying facilitation methodology for specific situations

  • Initiating the intervention
  • Techniques for gathering information
  • Achieving consensus
  • Conducting the meeting
  • Closing the intervention

  • Self-awareness
  • Understanding your role as a facilitator
  • Personal development plan

  • Introduction to facilitation models
  • Techniques including brainstorming, problem-solving, environment, and toolkits

  • Participants will gain practical experience in conducting a facilitated session
  • Receive feedback on their facilitation style and impact

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