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Effective Facilitation Skills and Techniques for Professionals
Hosted by Northwest Environmental Training Center

Facilitation skills can be used to form productive teams, plan programs and projects, and to implement controversial projects and programs. Facilitators help groups to communicate productively, honoring diverse points of view and respectfully creating options that provide the richest suite of benefits for all.

The success or failure of programs and projects often depends on the support of a variety of interested parties--staff, management, agencies, environmental groups, the general public, and other stakeholders—with diverse perspectives. Productive communication among project stakeholders is essential for successful implementation.

This course is intended to be a practical approach to improving group meetings. After core facilitation skills are practiced, the class will be tailored to the students’ development needs. Participants will be asked to complete a pre-workshop skills profile. Students are presented with a wide array of tools and opportunities to practice new facilitation skills.

Students will be provided an overview of the competencies required for effective meetings. These competencies include:

The ability to assess needs and design meetings to serve the purpose of the meeting and the interests of meeting participants.
Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the facilitator, assist team, meeting leader, participants, etc.
Managing and facilitating meetings.
Information gathering and presentation techniques
Facilitation skills
Verbal skills
Nonverbal skills
Recording skills
Basic visual facilitation techniques
Decision-making processes
Evaluation processes

Registration: $745/$645*
(*reduced tuition is available for Native American tribes; government employees; nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members). You may register via the link below or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at (425) 270-3274.

For general information contact Jade Sepolen via e-mail at

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