CEPA to hold training program on facilitation skills

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The Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) is organizing a training program titled “Improve your Facilitation Skills: Making groups work more effectively” from April 25 to 27.

The training will be done by Anne Fisser, a recognized facilitator and trainer, who will take the participants through a well structured and stimulating program. It will focus on improving facilitation skills.  “Having to facilitate or moderate group events is something most of us have to do in our jobs – whether it be a community meeting or partners meeting or a conference; and we know that the facilitator plays a key role in achieving the desired outcomes. This training is all about giving the participants the tools and the methods to improve their facilitation skills,” the orgaisers said.

A group that works collaboratively is able to produce better outcomes. Working in groups can be a stimulating and creative process. Yet, practical experiences too often lead to the opposite effect, with no results or unsatisfactory compromises, and tense relations among those who were supposed to communicate and co-operate smoothly. Competent facilitation plays a pivotal role in making groups work more effectively to achieve the desired outcomes.

 The objective of this training is to improve participants’ confidence and skills to design and facilitate group events (focus groups, meetings, retreats, trainings, workshops) in a professional and effective way to achieve desired outcomes.

The training will use the facilitation approach, with active involvement of the participants who will share their experiences, develop ideas and tools, practice facilitation and provide feedback.

It is suitable for people in all types of organisations who have to design and conduct group events for a variety of reasons (information gathering, problem analysis, planning, consensus building, negotiations etc.)