Training

Build Meeting Facilitation Skills

Peryam and Associates offers a range of proven meeting facilitation training opportunities.

Training is delivered by Susan Peryam and George Smith. Both are Certified Professional Facilitators (CPF) – certified by the International Association of Facilitators, and both are CPF program Assessors. CPFs are guided by a Facilitator’s Code of Ethics and the framework for the training is the Core Facilitator Competencies.

Facilitation Training is for anyone who leads meetings – Directors, Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Project Managers.

Our Facilitation Training was developed for clients of facilitation services so that they could build internal capabilities.

The training can be customized to fit any organization.

Susan and George are repeatedly asked to deliver Facilitation Basics training as a pre-conference session at the North American, International Association of Facilitators annual conference.

Training Classes

Facilitation Basics (3 days)

A highly interactive training session for meeting leaders.

During this three-day course participants will gain an understanding of the role of the facilitator and how to prepare to facilitate a productive meeting and collaborative work session. Participants will learn facilitation tools and techniques to guide the group through a series of predefined steps in order to achieve the stated purpose and objectives.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the facilitator
  • Clearly articulate the leader’s purpose and objectives
  • Design a meeting agenda to achieve the objectives
  • Create customized meeting processes
  • Maximize team collaboration and commitment to results
  • Identify and minimize disruptive behavior
  • Keep meetings focused
  • Understand the International Association of Facilitators’ core competencies

Participants in this class benefit from:

  • Extensive practice and application of skills and concepts
  • Individual feedback and coaching
  • Learning from Certified Professional Facilitators with practical business experience
  • Training that is based on the International Association of Facilitators’ “Facilitation Core Competencies”

Advanced Facilitation (2 days)

A highly interactive training session designed for meeting leaders who have already mastered the basics of facilitating collaborative work sessions and productive meetings.

During this two-day course participants will learn the components of and thought that goes into developing a detailed facilitation plan, and will learn how to use facilitation processes, tools, and techniques in large group and non-collocated “virtual” sessions.

As a result of this training, participants will:

  • Understand how to work with the sponsor to clearly articulate the group’s scope of authority
  • Create a participant profile based on sponsor and participant interviews
  • Select appropriate facilitation tools and techniques for each agenda item
  • Design customized approaches for facilitated sessions with a greater understanding of group divergent and convergent thinking
  • Gain an understanding of a variety of large group processes and techniques
  • Design a large group session
  • Apply basic facilitation tools and techniques to virtual meetings

Participants in this class benefit from:

  • Extensive practice and application of skills and concepts
  • Individual feedback and coaching
  • Learning from Certified Professional Facilitators with practical business experience
  • Training that is based on the International Association of Facilitators’ “Facilitation Core Competencies”

For more information, scheduling, and pricing, please contact us.

Training Testimonials

You did a good job building trust in group so we could get up in front of each other and practice knowing there was no judgment – just feedback.

I enjoyed the session – I feel it was the best session I had the whole conference.

The tools and techniques I learned will help me with my facilitation skills…

…just returned from Women’s Leadership Conference and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I used the stuff learned in class, everyone was pleased and I am very happy.

I found the course of great benefit.

Peryam and Associates is on a mission to improve the effectiveness of leaders and teams through the use of facilitation practices. Founder, Susan Peryam is a Certified Professional Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators. Working with an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator provides assurance that the facilitator has met the internationally recognized standard for effective facilitation of group processes. The facilitator has demonstrated Core Competencies, representing a fundamental set of skills, knowledge, and behaviors that support effective facilitation in a wide variety of contexts. She is one of only 48 IAF CPF assessors world-wide, and one of a handful of assessment process managers.

Peryam and Associates network includes a select cadre of Certified Professional Facilitators (CPF) from around the globe. Our facilitators work in all sectors with businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies – large and small.

In 2017, Peryam and Associates celebrated 10 years providing facilitation services.

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Please contact Peryam Associates to discuss your facilitation needs.

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