This event is now over and took place on Thu 24 May 2012

Event Summary

Vital Facilitation Techniques

How can you help groups become more effective? Facilitative skills are increasingly becoming a core competency for leaders, managers, consultants, coaches, trainers and others who work with groups. It is not just for facilitators anymore. Advanced Facilitation will put the spotlight on essential facilitation techniques for seasoned consultants, trainers, board and committee chairs, CEOs or executive directors, and others who work with governing boards and/or advisory groups. 

The day will cover the following:

  • The role and core competencies of an effective facilitator
  • The role of tasks of a facilitator
  • Facilitated Meeting Processes
  • Approaches to facilitation
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Dealing with resistance
  • Resolving conflict and difficult issues
  • Moving towards agreement
  • Different types and styles of facilitation
  • Outstanding facilitation techniques
  • Questioning techniques
  • Effectively discussing governance and strategic issues
  • Modelling Positive Attitudes
  • Tips and tools that help
  • The day will draw on a number of tools in the toolkit including the valuable resource, The Skilled Facilitator by Roger Schwarz. 
  • Enhancing experiences by utilising facilitative routines can yield impactful results.

Speaker: Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki is a consultant in leadership, management, governance and personal development. She heads the Bates, Wells and Braithwaite London LLP’s OnBoard programme based in the City of London.

For thirteen years she played a role in shaping the governance programme at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in England. Attending a one-year leadership development programme run by Learn As Lead, San Francisco, USA, she completed intensive training on Community Development and Appreciative Inquiry and is a graduate of Creating the Future (USA). A qualified coach, facilitator and mediator, she brings a practical slant to the work she undertakes. Working with over 1000 non-profit boards nationally and internationally, she acts as a Leadership Coach, and undertakes governance reviews. She has authored 20 governance books and blogs for Civil Society Media in England.

A lawyer, she has served as a non-executive director and is a Governor of International Student House and Chair of its Governance Committee. Clients have included TimeWarner International, NCVO, National Trust, BACP, YHA, Fostering Network, WaterAid, Action Aid, National Trust, UnLtd, Charity Aid Foundation, Centre for Strategy and Communication and Centre for Charity Effectiveness to name a few.

For more information or to book please contact Karen Collins on 020 7551 7724 or email, quoting reference "OnBoard - Advanced Facilitation". Alternatively, please follow the link below to book a place.

Cancellation Policy

If you are not able to attend the event, a substitute can be sent in your place at no extra charge.
We will accept a cancellation up to 3 weeks (21 days) before the event date and you will have a full refund.
A cancellation within 21days – 7 days of an event will incur an administration fee of £25, deductible from your refund.
Fees for cancellations within 7 days of the event are non refundable.
* Please note that an invoice will still be issued if you do not attend on the event



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