How many meetings or training courses have you been to where you have thought; 'well, that was a waste of time'? How many have been wasted hours in meetings or courses which have no structure or clear objectives, where competing priorities and sometimes competing personalities, turn them into talking shops or a battle of wills.
Laughology's useful, fun and exciting one-day workshop, delivered by some of the most in-demand and dynamic trainers and facilitators in the UK, will show you how to manage a group of people, bring them together and enable them all to be the best they can.
It will develop your skills further in creative facilitation and delivering training. Helping you with skills in how to:
- engage groups in a creative way
- build team communications
- run effective meetings and consultations
- facilitate and collate creative idea-generation
It will excite and positively stretch you to think differently about facilitation and delivering training in a different way.
Laughology's Creative Facilitation Skills Workshop will show you how to become a better facilitator by:
- challenging individuals and teams to go beyond what they think is possible
- learning skills for taking on challenges thrown at you
- learning behaviours that will support and build innovative thinking in your team and beyond
- understanding the power of humour for engaging an audience and delivering a message
- techniques for creating fun, interactive meetings and sessions
- ideas for building relationships and gaining trust with new and existing groups
- increasing knowledge of new innovative ideas for facilitation
- opening the mind to creative ideas and doing things differently
- encouraging spontaneity and being able to think differently at any time
- deal with different personalities in groups in a pro-active and inclusive way
This workshop will explore scientific and creative way to engage an audience. It will include techniques for awareness of different personalities in the room and what they may need to fully engage, learn and participate. With further insights on how to deliver information in a memorable way, to motivate learners to do things differently or change behaviours.
Creative facilitation benefits include:
Engaging your audience
Scientific and innovative insight into how we access and absorb information. The importance of emotional engagement in your role as a facilitator/trainer/learning guide.
Brilliant, great, fun… Never laughed so much on a training course… Engaging and thought provoking… Good fun, very memorable and great information that will help back in the workplace
East Cheshire Council Workforce Development Team
Confidence, faking it and delivering with passion
Using exercises and interactive theory, delegates will be given techniques to help them lead sessions in a way that is confident and assertive while being aware of different personalities in the room and individuals may need from a facilitator to fully engage and learn.
The learning process
People learn best when they experience a situation for themselves and can relate it to their life. Including discussions and activities within a learning session, encourages understanding. As well as this having a clear understanding of what to do next to implement learning, motivates learners to do things differently or change behaviours. Therefore, having a process to ensure delegates have tangible takeaways as well as developing a personalised, fun and original ways to check objectives have been met will embed learning further.
Creative facilitation, ideas and creating original content
We know the most effective way to learn and teach is to engage people emotionally. The brain works best when positive neuro-transmitters are firing. Therefore, as a facilitator or trainer if you can help the brain fire through enjoyable and inspiring content – you will get better outcomes. It’s simple the brain is drawn to things it enjoys, it creates stronger neuro-connections which mean the information is stored and retrieved better. Delegates will gain insights into best practice for creating content in a way that does this.
Teams will have a chance to perform a short (max 7 mins for each small group –) presentation to the rest of the team to include what they have learnt and share something about their expertise.
Each delegate will also receive electronic resources/links and further information to help them be great trainers and design great sessions going forward.