location_city Washington DC schedule Oct 16th 03:15 - 04:00 PM place Room 5 people 45 Interested

Group process facilitation skills are a key capability for collaborative, multidisciplinary teams. As a leader in a local facilitation community, I often hear the following question from new members: 'How do I improve my skills?' In this session you’ll learn how to assess yourself against a core competencies framework, as well as how to create a personal development plan for leveling up your facilitation skills. In addition, I’ll provide some concrete suggestions on how to improve both on your own and as part of a community of practice.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • The E Shaped Profile

  • What We Talk About, When We Talk About Facilitation

  • Competency Framework for Facilitators

  • Self Assessing / Getting Feedback From Others

  • Creating a Development Plan

  • Opportunities to Practice

  • Finding a Community of Practice

  • Successful Patterns in Community Learning

  • Practicing as a Group

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the six core competencies for professional facilitators.

  • Know how to self assess against the framework and create a personal development plan.

  • Provide two new ideas on where you can practice facilitation skills.

  • List two existing facilitation communities of practice.

  • Know three patterns in community learning.

  • Describe a process for practicing facilitation skills in a community of practice.

Target Audience

All who have an interest in developing their facilitation skills.

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