TrainYouCan Accredited Training Network in South Africa who also offer the Train the Trainer Course also known as Facilitator course is aimed to accredit you as the Trainer or Facilitator to be SETA certified that is also nationally and internationally recognised by most countries.
Why is Facilitation Important? Facilitation is important because meetings of large groups of people can be very hard to organize as well as to control when they are in progress. First of all, a facilitator can help members of a group get to know each other and learn to cooperate.
Good facilitation helps a group achieve your purpose by hearing each other, coming to understandings, pooling your wisdom and making wise decisions. The facilitator focuses on both purpose and process. The purpose is what the group has agreed to discuss or make a decision around.
Facilitators often teach courses that require reflection and application of information to a job, such as communications, leadership, problem-solving, and more.
Facilitation skills are the abilities you use to provide opportunities and resources to a group of people that enable them to make progress and succeed. Some examples include being prepared, setting guidelines, being flexible, active listening and managing time.
The facilitator’s job is to support everyone to do their best thinking. They create an environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, understand one another’s point of view and share responsibility.
But conflict needs managing effectively so that it remains part of a creative rather than destructive process. This is where effective facilitation is extremely helpful to keep the team on track, keep relationships intact, and successful outcomes achieved for the business.