FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills - Online Class PDF Print E-mail



Course Description


How significant is the value of Facilitation? A Collaboration Revolution is coming and you need to be ready with the needed critical skills for success: self-awareness, teambuilding and trust, communication skills, critical thinking, innovative problem-solving, and collaborative solutions – facilitation skills in business and in life. As we move towards an era when outsourcing is commonplace, co-creating, co-working, and the gig economy increases, these skills become more critical. The ability to bring people together and accomplish good work – facilitation skills – is a skill set that cannot be outsourced and are transferrable from one role or business to another. Increasingly, these skills are being included as core competencies in many job roles because people develop better ideas that benefit the greater whole. These are the most important skills to develop in the 21st Century.

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My FoCuSeD™ Facilitation technique is a unique approach to structured facilitation and the state-of-the-art in structured facilitation methodology. Until FoCuSeD™, facilitation techniques have been either about "process" or "people" skills. FoCuSeD™ contains a unique concept for developing structured agendas with an understanding of the two parallel developments occurring, "the workshop/meeting process and the emotional group cycle", that must be holistically planned to achieve collaborative useful solutions – the ultimate structured facilitation technique.

My FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills online class covers skills that supplement your job skills. I provide you with detailed people tools to ensure collaborative useful solutions and I give you effective leadership, business, and interpersonal skills that build your confidence and enhances your ability to be successful. This sets the foundation for your group facilitation skills. I cover:


  • What is facilitation and when is it used.
  • What do facilitators do?
  • “How to” present yourself effectively.
  • “How to” actively listen.
  • “How to” ask effective questions.
  • “How to” improve your communication.


This class covers Group Facilitator Skills necessary to facilitate workshops / meetings:


  • What is Facilitation? What’s the history? When is it used?
  • What do Facilitators do? How does this fit with your job?
  • Presentation skills – conveying your message
  • Active Listening – communicating, understanding, and comprehending
  • Questions – information gathering
  • Neutrality – staying focused on the process


FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills is designed so that the students will be able to:


  • Demonstrate an understanding of Facilitation and its history.
  • Describe how to initiate, run, and close a workshop.
  • Describe why and how to use workshop norms.
  • Describe the various roles and why each is important.
  • Describe the components of preparation.
  • Take back strategies for “how to” fit facilitation skills into their job.
  • Develop Active Listening skills for effective communication.
  • Gain insight to handle their fears in front of a group.
  • Let go of the “I”, the ego – the personal stake in the outcome.


Students receive:


  • PDF version of FoCuSeD™ Introductory Facilitation Skills by Gary Rush, IAF CPF
  • A class Certificate of Completion.



Note: If you subsequently register for the 5-day FoCuSeD™ Facilitator Academy public class, 50% of your on-line class fee will be deducted from the public class fee.

FoCuSeD™ On-line Classes

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