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ONLINE FACILITATION TRAINING

The training is designed both for professionals and those new to dialogue facilitation, gaining and sharpening key skills to facilitate and promote constructive, respectful, and authentic engagement in online and offline contexts.

It enables participants to become effective online facilitators who elicit self-group awareness, understanding, and effective cross-cultural communication by being multipartial and neutral process leaders that incubate safe and effective learning environments. Facilitators are trained to apply a diverse set of engagement tools to foster awareness and learning and address various group dynamics. Two are the training options offered:

The “Introduction to online dialogue facilitation” course instils participants with strong foundational skills to facilitate successfully online and in-person, including functions of dialogue and virtual exchange and key principles of facilitation.

The “Advanced training” is designed to deepen understanding of dialogue facilitation and provide experience in promoting constructive engagement in the online context. The training focuses on best online and in-person facilitation and communication practices, including managing various challenging group dynamics, promoting engagement, working with strong emotions and navigating group power dynamics.

Next training rounds

  • Introduction to online dialogue facilitation: August 12 – September 15, 2024

Registration Deadline: August 9, 2024

  • Advanced Facilitation training: October 2 – December 7, 2024

Registration Deadline: September 13, 2024

Ongoing and past trainings

  • Advanced Facilitation training: March 10 to May 23, 2024 (10 weeks)
  • Introduction to online dialogue facilitation: January 8 to February 11, 2024

Training methodology

Trainings are interactive, practice & feedback-based to activate and cement learning. They focus on:

  • Skill-building: Build a wide range of facilitation skillsets, tools and strategies to address various group dynamics.
  • Practice: Practical application opportunities to activate learned skills, tools and attitudes.
  • Feedback: Extensive, individualized assessments from trainers intended to sharpen your skills.

Training formats

Introduction to Online Dialogue Facilitation

Training Goals

Upon successful completion of the training participants will:

  • Understand the foundational functions of dialogue and facilitation, as well as online engagement
  • Through individualized feedback have built a self-awareness of their own facilitation profile
  • Feel confident in their knowledge and application of the foundational facilitation toolbox

Format:

  • The course is an asynchronous 5-week online course.
  • You can review the weekly course materials at your own pace, there are no set times when you have to attend the course. But you are expected to meet the weekly assignment deadlines.
  • In addition, there are 2 optional live sessions.
  • The course is held on the Brightspace platform. All you need to participate is a computer or phone with video recording possibility and stable internet access.

Time Commitment

  • The overall time commitment for the course is 12-14 hours, approximately 2-3 hours per week.
  • The course is asynchronous so you can review the course materials at your own pace, but you are expected to meet the weekly assignment deadlines.
  • There are no set times when you have to attend the course.

Advanced Facilitation Training

Training Goals

Upon successful completion of the training participants will:

  • Understand the power, potential, challenges and limitations of facilitation
  • Through extensive individualized feedback have built a strong self-awareness of their own perspectives and facilitation style
  • Feel confident in their knowledge and application of key facilitation tools including active listening, dealing with difficult dynamics and generating effective group collaboration

Format:

  • The 10-week training includes weekly live training sessions and asynchronous learning materials.
  • The live sessions take place on Zoom. The asynchronous training materials and engagement take place on the Brightspace platform.

Time Commitment

  • Each training week, you will have a 2-hour live training session.
  • In addition, going over the weekly asynchronous materials will take up to 2 hours per week.