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Date(s) - 26/01/2024 - 02/02/2024


As development and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) practitioners, at some point we will have to facilitate a meeting, workshop or a group activity. Anytime more than 2 persons gather, there may be group dynamics and other issues at play.

Not every audience or stakeholder is well-versed in project management or technical M&E jargon, and sometimes, you may need to communicate less-than-positive findings from an evaluation report. Moreover, diverse backgrounds and competing interests within a group can make consensus-building a delicate task.

Good facilitation enables you to navigate through different perspectives, manage conflicts, and guide the group towards constructive outcomes. It’s essential for ensuring that all voices are heard and respected, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, and ultimately driving the success of your project or initiative. Good facilitation is key to culturally responsive, gender sensitive and empowering evaluations and interventions.

Content of the workshop:
The following areas will be covered
 The Facilitation Process: Step-by-step guide to mastering the facilitation process, ensuring that you can confidently lead productive meetings.
 Facilitation Roles and Responsibilities: Understand your role as a facilitator and the responsibilities that come with it.
 Various Facilitation Techniques: Learn a range of proven techniques and when and how to apply them effectively to engage your audience and achieve the desired outcomes.
 Active Listening: Sharpen your active listening skills to better understand the needs and concerns of your audience.
 Group Dynamics: Gain insights into group dynamics, enabling you to anticipate and address potential challenges that may arise during meetings.
 Characteristics of Good Facilitation: Discover the key qualities that make a facilitator exceptional in their role.
 Energizers and Ice Breakers: Explore engaging activities to kickstart your meetings and create a positive atmosphere.
 Addressing Difficult People Situations: Equip yourself with strategies for handling challenging individuals and maintaining a constructive environment

Target Audience:
Researchers, M&E and development professionals who are at varying stages of their career. You don’t have to be a trained M&E practitioner or facilitator to join. Once you work in the area of social development and you lead group processes, you will derive benefit from this course.

Delivery Method:
The course combines 3 live Zoom sessions with Ann-Murray Brown and 3 sessions of self-paced learning utilising an online Learning Management System. The course is highly interactive with role-play and simulations. The live sessions are conducted via Zoom.

Friday, January 26, 2024 (self-paced) – 1 hour
Monday, January 29, 2024 (live session) – 2 hours
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 ( self-paced) – 1 hour
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 (live session) – 2 hours
Thursday, February 1, 2024 (self-paced) – 1 hour
Friday, February 2, 2024 (live session) – 2 hours

12 noon EST/ 6:00pm CET. Run time is 2 hours

• Early bird registration before 3 January 2024, 99.99 euros
• Regular registration after 3 January 2024, 149.99 euros

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