Advanced Facilitation Skills for Trainers

Who should attend?

  • Instructors, trainers, and subject-matter experts
  • Training directors, training managers, and training coordinators
  • Anyone who delivers classroom instruction or evaluates the performance of instructors and trainers



Course outline

You are an experienced classroom instructor; you know your content, you are confident about your skills, but you know there is something missing. You want to polish your delivery skills and develop yourself to the next level. Advanced Facilitation Skills for Trainers is the workshop for you.

Facilitation is the skill to lead a class towards its learning objectives. Facilitation is moving away from being the “sage on the stage” to becoming the “guide on the side.” Facilitation is putting the responsibility for learning in the hands of the learners.

In this workshop, you will practice the skills of course leadership. You will learn how to diagnose group dynamics and decide upon the best instructional style to use in each circumstance. You will practice taking the lead with a class as well as sharing the responsibility with the class participants. By the end of this workshop, you will have risen to the next level of performance as an instructor and be confident that you are among the best instructors in the field.

Our approach

  • We will give you practical, how-to skills that are immediately applicable to your job.
  • Your workshop will be fun and entertaining; plus, you will learn more than you ever thought was possible.
  • You can expect a relaxed and non-threatening learning environment.
  • We limit attendance to allow maximum participation and feedback.

Performance objectives

What You Will Learn:


  • Target your content to the audience.
  • Design presentation activities to involve the audience.
  • Structure the content of the presentation.
  • Write a powerful opening using benefits, analogies and metaphors.
  • Design activities to guarantee audience retention of the message.
  • Create a memorable closing statement.
  • Practice relaxation techniques.


  • Use positive gestures and non-verbals.
  • Build a relaxed and enjoyable learning climate.
  • “Read” the verbal and non-verbal behaviors of your audience.
  • Ask and answer questions properly.
  • Handle distracting situations and difficult people.
  • Use puzzles, games and icebreakers.
  • Give supportive and corrective feedback.
  • Deliver positive reinforcement.
  • Manage your time and keeping on track.


  • Assess your skills as a course leader.
  • Identify the different styles of course leadership.
  • Select the right style of leadership for the right situation.
  • Determine strategies for the ongoing development of your leadership skills.
  • Create a motivational learning environment.
  • Create trust and openness with your group.
  • Gain the maximum group participation and discussion.
  • Facilitate group discussions.
  • Create consensus for decisions.
  • Facilitate learning between participants.
  • Manage group dynamics.
  • Lead the group through the 4 stages of teambuilding.
  • Reinforce training to have a lasting impact.