Facilitation, whether face to face or online, is a working method which plays an increasingly important role in professional everyday life. In facilitated processes the factual and the emotional relationship level are equally important. A professional facilitator must be able to shape both levels simultaneously and evenly to create a constructive and open-minded atmosphere in working groups. The focus of this training course is on the „how“ - giving the participants concrete suggestions for practical use.
The participants learn how they can effectively chair a meeting and facilitate teams and groups in a results-oriented manner. They are provided with proven methods, tips and techniques for facilitating meetings and sessions effectively. They will deal with potentials and limitations of face to face sessions as well as virtual sessions. They will increase their self-confidence as facilitators.
- The role of a facilitator
- Preparing a facilitation
- Conducting a facilitation
- The course of facilitation
- Facilitation methods: examples given for face to face sessions as well as for virtual sessions
- Dealing with problems in meetings
- After the facilitation
What does live online training mean?
Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants.
Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom (subject to change) for virtual classrooms as well as digital tools such as Moodle. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality
The focus of the course is on practical exercises. The participants are invited to practise facilitation and to experience themselves in the role of a facilitator.
The virtual classroom sessions with the trainers and the fellow participants via Zoom (subject to change) will be complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection. The participants will be provided with techniques in order to be able to conduct a meeting of session as facilitator.
Participants should be familiar with basic communication skills such as active listening and constructive communication.
The tuition fee is 875,- euros per participant.
- 5-day liveonline training course
- Course documentation and learning materials
- Certificate of participation is issued by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- 9.30 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time)
- The new course programme will be available soon.
- For a first overview you can have a look at the programme of the previous course.