Presentation on theme: "Workshop Facilitation"— Presentation transcript:
1 Workshop Facilitation PPT 0.1aWho, What, Why and How
2 Creating a Learning opportunity Determine Topic/Focus based on a need defined by the organizationDefine the objective and goalsIdentify participants and do a needs assessment among them to help focus the workshopTake care of all logistics – space, room arrangement, breaks, transport, etc.Plan the workshop in terms of activities, timing and flowDetermine ways to evaluate the workshopInclude plans for follow-up
3 Check setup in room Tables/chairs – mobility in changing Materials – flipcharts, VIPP cards, markers, ability to postElectronic – Computer, PPT projector, overhead projector –Where things are plugged in (need for appropriate plugs)LightingAccess to facilities
4 Communication Skills Facilitation skills Use of verbal and non-verbal LanguageTechniques & TimingEvaluation and Follow-up
5 Facilitation Skills Be clear in instructions Be present Convey that you are interested in the topicShow an appreciation of what each person has to offerNotice body language of participantsIntroduce energizers when appropriateLearn together
6 Body language – non-verbal messages Be aware of how you are using your hands and moving around the presentation space,Make eye contact around the room – not just to one part of the roomDemonstrate self-confidenceShow enthusiasm for the topic
7 Verbal communication Use open ended questions – door openers Paraphrase to check meaning – also gives message that you are listeningBe an active listenerBe non-judgmental, even when correcting informationDon’t be afraid to say you don’t know if a question is asked you cannot answerUse example from the study in Morroco of teacher’s questioning techniques by gender.
8 Techniques Brainstorm Small groups – ways of creating groups Presentations – alternative ways of reportingAll groups report1st group reports fully, others add to itWalk AboutDrawingsSongs, poems, role playsYou do not have to have each group report back fully in plenary.Not recommended to use competition.
9 Evaluation Daily End of Training Follow-up Emotion chart One thing learned, etc.End of TrainingQuestionnaireEssayChecklist, etc.Follow-up
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