An Introduction to Facilitating Groups

At some point, even experienced trainers, facilitators and managers find themselves standing before groups whose dynamics are all over the board. Everyone is expressing an opinion, ideas are flying at warp speed, emotions are high, disagreement is rampant, and some people are shutting down while others are rebelling against the process. Wouldn’t it be great to have the tools that allow you to regain control and confidently lead the group to effective results every time?

Join us and learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills and help you achieve amazing organizational results. Whether you facilitate focus groups, executive sessions, community gatherings or task forces doing activities such as strategy development, issue resolution, requirements analysis, process improvement, or action planning, this webinar will give you a comprehensive approach you can apply immediately.

**This web seminar was adapted from “The Effective Facilitator” – the first course accredited for covering the 30 Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) competencies.**

IDEAL FOR: Training and HR Professionals, Consultants, Facilitators, Functional Team Leaders/Managers, Executives, Project Managers, Sales Professionals, Analysts, and more


  • Prepare for a successful engagement/meeting
  • Gain the group’s interest and support from the start
  • Get executives to transfer their power to you
  • Keep the group focused
  • Handle dysfunctional behavior
  • Guide groups to effective business solutions
  • Reach consensus on decisions
  • Close the session with commitment

Michael Wilkinson“In my career, I’ve seen many, many facilitators. He is the best.”
“He is hands down the most talented and effective facilitator with whom I have ever worked.”

Comments like these about Michael Wilkinson are worth noting, especially when coming from Len Roberts, CEO RadioShack, and Brian Gallagher, CEO United Way Worldwide. Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies – The Facilitation Company, the largest facilitation training company in the U.S. He has authored several facilitation books, including the bestseller, The Secrets of Facilitation, and The Secrets of Facilitation 2nd Edition.

Leadership StrategiesIn 1992, Leadership Strategies, Inc. (LSI) was established to provide two things – facilitation training and facilitation services. Today, the company continues its practice as the leading facilitation company in the nation with over 16,000 trained graduates and over 500 professional facilitators in its provider network. Based in Atlanta, GA, LSI offers both its training and services worldwide to commercial, government, and non-profit organizations. The company has helped more than 16,000 people embrace facilitation as a powerful tool for reaching better decisions, often faster, with much higher levels of buy-in and commitment.

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