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Facilitation Fundamentals



36 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
United States


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 5:00pm


A great facilitator makes it easy for groups of people to collaborate, make decisions, and move projects forward. Facilitation blends the science of understanding how people think and behave with the art of leading conversations and assessing needs on the fly. The skills of facilitation can be applied to any type of group work including – but not limited to! – one-on-one conversations, roundtable discussions, design thinking brainstorms, debrief meetings, leading workshops, and energizing large groups of people. After completing the daylong Facilitator Fundamentals workshop, you will get: A deeper understanding of how people think so you can design for productive group thinking environments Skills and techniques for how to effectively facilitate group problem solving and collaboration Experience with group dynamics and how to plan for different learning styles, manage difficult personalities, and engage all participants in conversation At The Design Gym, we believe that practice is the best way to learn and build your confidence in group facilitation. Our interactive workshops are designed to see a variety of facilitation skills demonstrated and modeled before practicing and getting feedback. The trainers leading the workshops are seasoned facilitators who coach participants based on their real-world experience leading groups of all sizes. The Nitty Gritty Attendance capped at 20 people Led by 2 Lead Trainers from The Design Gym 1-day workshop (10am-5pm) Lunch, beverages, and snacks included, but we recommend eating some good brain food for breakfast ahead of time. Digital copies of all workshop materials available after the session Refund, Cancellation, and Transfer Policy If you have an early bird ticket and cannot attend the workshop, your ticket cannot be refunded or transferred to a different session date. If you have an early bird ticket and cannot attend, you’re welcome to have a colleague or friend take your spot. Just let us know the name of the person who will be attending on your behalf. Full price tickets can be refunded or transferred to a different session date no later than 7-days prior to the session you purchased. We cannot accommodate cancellations, refunds, or transfers within 7 days of the session date.