Facilitation Skills Institute 

What's in store?

Facilitation Skills Institute is a practical workshop that is useful to individuals at every level of an organization. Developed around the fundamentals of the best practices in facilitation, this institute provides applicable concepts for everyday use to help you grow as a facilitator. Allows hands-on practice with tools designed to help people lead effective group processes.

Learn how to...

  • Use a variety of group process tools and learn where those tools will be most beneficial.
  • Outlining and managing group decision making process
  • Plan effective meetings
  • Practice applying feedback tools for immediate input

Ideal for...

  • Supervisors, Department Heads, Coordinators, Managers and Administrators
  • Team and Project Leaders
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders
  • People Leading Organizational Change Efforts
  • Anyone interested in developing more efficiency as a facilitator


The Facilitation Skills Institute will be for 2 days.


By the end of this Institute, participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the tools available to facilitators
  • Learn how to plan and conduct effective meetings
  • Identify different styles of decision making and understand the decision making options available to individuals and groups
  • Learn how to understand and manage group dynamics, along with how to properly give feedback

Instructional Methods

Session are highly interactive as participants engage in learning through:

Case studies

Personal reflection

Practical application tools

Group Sharing

What Makes Our Programs Unique?

“I learned so much in two days! I now feel equipped to design and lead meetings and ensure that everyone is participating and heard. The workshop was practical, hands-on, and immediately relevant to my work."

Our programs are designed for busy adults, and respond to feedback received over the years. Time and time again clients have told us what they want: Deep expert facilitators, practical application of concepts and tools, and a collaborative learning environment. We are known for:

Collaborative Learning – Participants explore strategies for implementing ideas, share best practices and resources during and beyond the event.

Practical Application – Participants are introduced to the most widely and effectively used tools, and practice with them in session and with facilitator and colleague input.

Expert Facilitation – Our facilitators are matched to assure subject-matter experts and experience working with specific types of libraries—public, special and academic.


Day 1


Introduction and Overview

The Art/Science of Facilitation

Planning & Leading Effective Meetings

Lunch Break

Understanding and Managing Group Dynamics

Facilitation Tools: Practice Session

Wrap-up 4:30pm


Day 2


Group Decision Making

Lunch Break

Managing Difficult Behaviors

Facilitation Tools: Practice Session

Wrap-up 4:00pm