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.
The training within this certification provides you with the skills, science and art of facilitation and gives your organization a capability that will:
Approach & 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.
What examinations are taken on the course?
Foundation Exam: 40 Minutes, closed book, 50 multiple-choice questions. Pass mark 50%
Practitioner Exam: 2½ hours, open book, 4 scenario-based objective test questions. Pass mark 50%
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SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.
Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY
Bournemouth (A,L,R) - Hallmark - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS
Fareham (R) - IPSO, Forum 3, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FH
Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT
Leeds (L,R) - Jurys Inn, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1NE
London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP
Manchester (L,R) - Cheadle House, Royal Crescent, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 3FS
Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS
Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Witney Four Pillars, Olney House, Ducklington Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4EX
Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX