Effective Facilitation Skills

Guide groups to solve problems, make decisions, and deliver outcomes.

Take your facilitation skills

to the next level with one of our specialized trainings.

Meeting facilitator is a challenging and rewarding role. It requires knowledge, skills, and behaviors to lead groups through conversations where decisions, planning, collaboration, and/or diverse perspectives are on the agenda.

Our training will teach you how to:

  • Clarify facilitator roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how to structure and plan for successful group facilitation
  • Learn different approaches to keep groups on track and focused
  • Become more aware of your facilitation approach and areas for improvement
  • Explore methods to productively address group and individual dynamics
  • Support a group wrestling with conflict or difficult issues
  • Practice facilitating in range of situations and receive feedback
  • Build awareness and skill at making your meetings more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive

JEDI Facilitation

Join us for a facilitation course that focuses on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).

Every time you facilitate a meeting, there are JEDI choices to make, and implications for you as a facilitator.

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– Diane Luna

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The Gifts of Gratitude

The Gifts of Gratitude

The premise of this time of Thanksgiving is about celebrating the bounty in one’s life and giving gratitude for the things we have been blessed with. While the origins of the holiday itself and some of the ways it continues to be celebrated are fraught, there are also new traditions being imagined and other emphases for our gratitude. Seth Godin’s Thanksgiving Reader is one example and Oprah has compiled this list of 30 traditions to try with your family, while this article from Cultural Survival highlights strategies for decolonizing and honoring native peoples on Thanksgiving and throughout indigenous peoples’ month.

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Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Religion can feel like a forbidden topic in the workplace, but it’s an important aspect of who we are and how we relate to each other. There are many ways that we can incorporate conversations about religion into our workplaces to help us connect more authentically, build belonging, and set a strong foundation for working together. As we get into the practice of expanding our awareness of religious and cultural practices, we can change our attitudes and take action to create workplaces that are inclusive of people of all religious backgrounds.

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