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The Art & Craft of Effective Group Facilitation

May 28 - Jun 1, 2014

Presented by: Julian Griggs

  • Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Training


Improve your effectiveness in groups and develop new skills for enhancing collaboration among multi-stakeholder teams. In this comprehensive introduction to group facilitation techniques, learn to help groups function at their absolute best. Acquire practical tools and discover ideas that help promote empowerment within communities, organizations, and teams. Discover why some groups work well and why some struggle. Gain skills and strategies to bring out the very best performance and outcomes.
In this highly interactive, intensive program learn:
  • How to manage facilitator neutrality so as to engender independence and self-reliance for groups and teams.
  • How to prepare in advance so that on-your-feet facilitation tasks are easier.
  • How to cultivate commitment to shared decisions
  • What to do when it all seems to go wrong!
Designed for managers, leaders, third-party intervenors or any group participant who wants to help their team function more effectively, this program includes extensive role-playing, hands-on exercises, and opportunities to gain insight and build on real-world experience with a qualified professional and master in the field.
Julian Griggs, co-founder of Dovetail Consulting Inc., is a well-loved Hollyhock presenter, gifted facilitator and trainer certified with the International Association of Facilitators. Over the last 23 years he has facilitated hundreds of multi-party workshops, strategic planning processes, team meetings, coalition-building sessions, and conferences for corporate, government, First Nations and other clients in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.
"Wow! This learning was fantastic as was the opportunity to share with others doing similar work." - past participant
"The best training/ professional development I have taken, with the bonus of a personal development component." -past participant
TUITION: $495 + $25 materials fee CDN / 4 nights  (meals & accommodation extra)