Facilitation Skills Certificate

Preconference Certificate Program

Facilitation Skills Certificate
May 15-16, 2020, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day

About This Certificate Program
Effective facilitation skills are needed to build consensus around a topic, ask questions that guide a group toward an action plan, and manage participants inclined not to engage with one another. Earning this facilitation certificate will help you move beyond relying on fundamental facilitation techniques.

Discover critical concepts and tools that foster effective facilitation for C-level executives and other audiences. Practice your new techniques, get peer feedback, and walk away with new strategies you can use to take your next meeting to a higher level.

Why You Should Attend

  • Construct questions to stimulate conversations, understand the importance of staying on topic, and recognize environmental characteristics that encourage interaction.
  • Acquire resolution strategies to use in challenging situations and when handling difficult participants.
  • Participate in role-play activities, work through real-life scenarios, and leave with facilitation tools, techniques, and best practices you can apply immediately in your next group session.

Who Should Attend
This program is designed for those who need to sharpen their facilitation skills at a higher level. The ideal participant brings facilitation experience from outside a training role; has basic knowledge of meeting-related concepts, such as setting ground rules and creating and managing agendas; and understands fundamental communication principles, such as active listening.
This program is well-suited for those who need to build their facilitation skills for the C-suite.


ATD Member: US $1,395
Nonmember: US $1,595

Register Today
Learn how to apply advanced-level facilitation skills to increase your professional credibility.
“In my preconference Certificate I made connections with people I could go out to dinner with to discuss our hopes and plans for the conference, as well as the challenges we faced in our roles back at home. I was able to pick these same faces out of the crowd during sessions and keynotes, making the conference feel friendlier and granting me the confidence to engage with other attendees whom I did not know.”
- Crystal Downey, Senior Talent Systems and Learning Specialist