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Facilitation Skills Training by Kimberly Devlin

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Chapter 8

Delivering Your Facilitation Skills Workshops

What’s in This Chapter

•  Defining the facilitative trainer’s role

•  Creating an effective learning environment

•  Preparing participant materials

•  Using program preparation checklists

•  Starting and ending on a strong note

•  Managing participant behaviors

Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: Leading a workshop—leading learning—is not lecturing. The title of ATD’s bestselling book says it all: Telling Ain’t Training (Stolovitch and Keeps 2011). A facilitative trainer helps learners open themselves to new learning and makes the process easier. The role requires that you avoid projecting yourself as a subject matter expert (SME) and that you prepare activities that foster learning ...

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