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Facilitation Skills Online Bundle, 5 Certificate Courses

How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively


Get Facilitation Skills, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Communication Strategies in this Bundle

1. Facilitation Skills: How to Lead Meetings and Discussions More Effectively

Facilitation is often referred to as the new cornerstone of management philosophy with its focus on fairness and creating an easy decision making process.Creating a comfortable environment through better facilitation will help you understand what a good facilitator can do to improve any meeting or gathering and put the theory into practice yourself. 

This Facilitation Skills course can help any scale of organization make better decisions, you will gain a strong understanding of what facilitation is all about, as well as learn new tools that you can use to facilitate small meetings.  Additionally you will learn to command a room and dictate the pace of a meeting, skills that will set you up to become a great facilitator yourself.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and identify its purpose and benefits
  • Clarify the role and focus of a facilitator
  • Differentiate between process and content in the context of a group discussion
  • Provide tips in choosing and preparing for facilitation
  • Identify a facilitator's role when managing groups in each of Tuckman and Jensen's stages of group development: forming, storming, norming and performing
  • Identify ways a facilitator can help a group reach consensus: from encouraging participation to choosing a solution
  • Provide guidelines in dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions and difficult people in groups
  • Define what interventions are, when they are appropriate and how to implement them

2. Conflict Resolution: Learn How To Resolve Conflicts of Any Size

There are many ways to resolve conflicts - surrendering, running away, overpowering your opponent with violence, filing a lawsuit, etc.

Conflict resolution grew out of the belief that there are better options than using violence or going to court. Today, conflict resolution is used in a wide range of industries covering an array of different situations. This course will demonstrate the six-step process to resolve conflicts of any size.

You will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.

Course Topics:

  • Building Positive Energy
  • Fishbone Diagram
  • Agreement Frame

By the end of this Conflict Resolution Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what conflict and effective conflict resolution mean.
  • Understand all six phases of the conflict resolution process.
  • Understand the five main styles of conflict resolution.
  • Be able to adapt the process for all types of conflicts.
  • Be able to break out parts of the process and use those tools to prevent conflict.
  • Be able to use basic communication tools, such as the agreement frame and open questions.
  • Be able to use basic anger and stress management techniques

3. Negotiation Skills: Understand The Phases Of Negotiation

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.

The Negotiation Skills course will give you a sense of understanding your opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than what you feel is fair. You will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.

By the end of this Negotiation Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
  • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
  • Understand basic bargaining techniques
  • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
  • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
  • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
  • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
  • Negotiate on behalf of someone else

4. Interpersonal Skills: Learn Powerful Communication Skills!

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just have a way with others, and has a way of being remembered. You will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help you work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. You will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

By the end of this Interpersonal Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening
  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power
  • Understand what non-verbal communication is and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation
  • Identifying ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you've forgotten someone's name
  • Understand how seeing the other side, building bridges and giving in without giving up can improve skills in influencing other people
  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side
  • Identify ways of sharing one's opinions constructively
  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation
  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions, situation assessment and being zealous without being offensive

5. Communication Strategies: Build Better, Stronger, and More Fulfilling Relationships 

For the better part of every day, we are communicating to and with others. Whether it’s the speech you deliver in the boardroom, the level of attention you give your spouse when they are talking to you, or the look that you give to the cat, it all means something.

This course will help you understand the different methods of communication and how to make the most of each of them.

Course Topics:

  • Paraverbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • The four stages in the Appreciative Inquiry model are known as the 4-D cycle
  • Speaking Like a Star
  • Positive Signals

By the end of this Communication Strategies Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what communication is
  • Understand the different ways communication takes place
  • Overcome communication blockages
  • Make the most of non-verbal and paraverbal communication
  • Understand and utilize the STAR method
  • Listen actively and effectively
  • Ask good questions
  • Use appreciative inquiry as a communication tool
  • Establish common ground with others

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  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
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  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
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The Facilitation Skills 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Facilitation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Facilitation

  • What is facilitation?
  • What is a facilitator?
  • When is facilitation appropriate?

Module Three - Process vs Content

  • About process
  • About content
  • A facilitator's focus

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Choosing a facilitated approach
  • Planning for a facilitated meeting
  • Collecting data

Module Five - Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development

  • Stage One - Forming
  • Stage Two - Storming
  • Stage Three - Norming
  • Stage Four - Performing

Module Six - Building Consensus

  • Encouraging participation
  • Gathering information
  • Presenting information
  • Synthesizing and Summarising

Module Seven - Reaching a Decision Point

  • Indentifying the options
  • Creating a short list
  • Choosing a solution
  • Using the multi-option technique

Module Eight - Dealing with Difficult People

  • Addressing disruptions
  • Common types of difficult people and how to handle them
  • Helping the group resolve issues on their own

Module Nine - Addressing Group Dysfunction

  • Using ground rules to prevent dysfunction
  • Restarting and reframing issues
  • Some of the ways of restarting and reframing includes
  • Getting people back on track

Module Ten - About Intervention

  • Why intervention may be necessary
  • When to intervene
  • Levels of intervention

Module Eleven - Intervention Techniques

  • Using your processes
  • Boomerang it back
  • ICE it - Identify, Check for agreement, Evaluate how to resolve

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Conflict Resolution

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: Introduction to Conflict Resolution

  • Conflict, What Is It?
  • What is Effective Conflict Resolution?
  • Understanding the Effective Conflict Resolution Process

Section Three: Effective Conflict Resolution Styles

  • Collaborating
  • Competing
  • Compromising
  • Accommodating
  • Avoiding

Section Four: Creating a Communicative Atmosphere

  • Defuse Emotions
  • Setting Ground Rules
  • Choosing the Time and Place

Section Five: Mutual Understanding

  • What Do I Want?
  • What Do They Want?
  • What Do We Want?

Section Six: Focusing on Individual and Shared Needs

  • Identify Common Ground
  • Build Positive Energy and Goodwill
  • Strengthen Your Partnership

Section Seven: Analysing to the Root Cause

  • Examining Root Causes
  • Creating a Cause and Effect Diagram
  • Identifying the Benefits of Resolution

Section Eight: Create Options

  • Generate, Don’t Evaluate
  • Creating Mutual Gain Options and Multiple Option Solutions
  • Digging Deeper into Your Options

Section Nine: Solution Building

  • Creating Criteria
  • Creating a Shortlist
  • Choosing a Solution
  • Building a Plan

Module Ten: The Short Version of the Process

  • Evaluating the Situation 
  • Choosing Your Steps 
  • Creating an Action Plan 
  • Using Individual Process Steps

Module Eleven: Additional Tools

  • Stress and Anger Management Techniques 
  • The Agreement Frame 
  • Asking Open Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Negotiation Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of negotiations
  • The three phases
  • Skills for successful negotiation

Module Three - Getting Prepared

  • Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying your WAP
  • Identifying your ZOPA
  • Personal preparation

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Setting the time and place
  • Establishing common ground
  • Creating a negotiation framework
  • The negotiation process

Module Five - Phase One - Exchanging Information

  • Getting off on the right foot
  • What to share
  • What to keep to yourself

Module Six - Phase Two - Bargaining

  • What to expect
  • Techniques to try
  • How to break an impasse

Module Seven - About Mutual Gain

  • Three ways to see your options
  • About mutual gain
  • Creating a mutual gain solution
  • What do I want?
  • What do they want?
  • What do we want?

Module Eight - Phase Three - Closing

  • Reaching consensus
  • Building an agreement
  • Setting the terms of the agreement

Module Nine - Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being prepared for environmental tactics
  • Dealing with personal attacks
  • Controlling your emotions
  • Deciding when it's time to walk away

Module Ten - Negotiating Outside the Boardroom

  • Adapting the process for smaller negotiations
  • Negotiating via telephone
  • Negotiating via email

Module Eleven - Negotiating on Behalf of Someone Else

  • Choosing the negotiating team
  • Covering all the bases
  • Dealing with tough questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Interpersonal Skills

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Verbal Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing: they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Communicating with power

Module Three - Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Body language
  • The signals you sent to others
  • It's not what you say, it's how you say it

Module Four - Making Small Talk and Moving Beyond

  • Starting a conversation
  • The four levels of conversation

Module Five - Moving the Conversation Along

  • Asking for examples
  • Using repetition
  • Using summary questions
  • Asking for clarity and completeness

Module Six - Remembering Names

  • Creating a powerful introduction
  • Using Mnemonics
  • Uh-oh... I've forgotten your name

Module Seven - Influencing Skills

  • Seeing the other side
  • Building a bridge
  • Giving in without giving up

Module Eight - Bringing People to Your Side

  • A dash of emotion
  • Plenty of facts
  • Bringing it all together

Module Nine - Sharing your Opinion

  • Using I-messages
  • Disagreeing constructively
  • Building consensus

Module Ten - Negotiation Basics

  • Preparation
  • Opening
  • Bargaining
  • Closing

Module Eleven - Making an Impact

  • Creating a powerful first impression
  • Assessing a situation
  • Being zealous without being offensive

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Communication Strategies

Section One: Getting Started

Section Two: The Big Picture

  • What is Communication?
  • How Do We Communicate?
  • Who’s Listening?

Section Three: Barriers to Communication

  • It All Starts with Me
  • Common Barriers to Communication
  • Language Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Location Barriers

Section Four: Paraverbal Communication Skills

  • The Power of Pitch
  • The Power of Tone
  • Vocal Speed Camera

Section Five: Non-Verbal Communication

  • Your Body Speaks its own Language

Section Six: Speak Like a STAR
Using STAR

  • Situation
  • Task
  • Action
  • Response

Section Seven: Listening Skills

  • Ten Ways to Listen Better Today
  • Understanding Active Listening
  • Sending Positive Signals to Others

Section Eight: Asking Good Questions

  • Asking Open Questions
  • Probing Questions

Section Nine: Appreciative Inquiry

  • The Four Stages
  • The Purpose of Appreciative Inquiry

Section Ten: The Art of Conversation Using SPEAC

  • Suppose
  • Prepare
  • Enquire
  • Ascertain
  • Change

Section Eleven: Advanced Communication Skills

  • Precipitating Factors
  • Common Ground

Section Twelve: Wrapping up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course ID No.: 020FS5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 30-48 Hours for total bundle
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate