Facilitation is a common word used in a variety of different contexts. However, ‘being a facilitator’ for a group and ‘facilitating meetings/events’ requires key skills and a deep knowledge of the principles and concepts involved.
Tony Mann, who has been working in the field of facilitation for over 20 years, has developed a robust methodology that provides the structure to enable specialists and managers to be able to facilitate effectively. The Process Iceberg® methodology is being applied in a wide variety of organizations and situations and its pragmatic, practical approach has gained a wide range of adherents in the public, private and charity sectors, both in the UK and internationally.
Working with Tony, and using the reference book “Facilitation - Building the Expertise” which has been adapted to incorporate his book: “Facilitation - an art, science, skill or all three?”, and his manual “Facilitation - A Manual of Models, Tools and Techniques for Effective Group Working”, we have developed a training programme and qualification at Foundation and Practitioner level to help you develop the necessary expertise to become accomplished at facilitation.
Please call the SPOCE booking team on 01202 736373 for available dates.
Qualifications and Exams
The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology to be able to facilitate effectively supporting events, workshops and meetings in the context of: projects, business analysis, change, operational effectiveness and business process improvement.
The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor facilitation principles and practice in situations addressing Tasks in Uncertainty, and managing groups that might not have sufficient Process experience. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to apply facilitation principles to small groups as they work on real Tasks. They will have learnt a range of models, tools and techniques and more importantly be able to ‘hear’ which one to use in ‘live’, real situations.