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Facilitation Skills: Conducting Meetings, Trainings & Facilitations With Everyone Sharing & Collaborating

SIM Professional Development (SIM PD) is the leading provider for adult learning, training and development for corporate and career development. We provide a wide range of quality executive programmes, corporate training, seminar and workshops in areas of soft skills training, leadership training, sales training, management training, personal effectiveness & productivity, project management training, strategy execution and forumation.

facilitation skills: conducting meetings, trainings & facilitations with everyone sharing & collaborating

Triple your meeting and training effectiveness by mastering facilitation. 
Facilitation empowers you to transform quiet people into active participants while controlling dominators. Guiding people in group discussion and say goodbye to boring lectures and wasted meetings & group sessions with only a few people sharing. This programme is an expanded version of Michael’s book, Pearson Prentice All book, Mining For Gold! Facilitation Skills to Unearth a Wealth of Ideas From Your Team.
Benefits to You

  • Conduct dynamic meetings with bosses, colleagues and direct reports effectively so EVERYONE benefits. 
  • Mastering facilitation motivates the sharing of new, creative ideas and solutions from your entire team in less time. 
  • Manage group dynamics and personalities, gaining trust and quick consensus. 
  • Grow your career, systematically achieving results, focus, quantity and quality of ideas. 
  • Facilitation is a life-skill you can use every day at work and at home.


  • Align minds at meetings, strategic planning sessions, group activities, brainstorming sessions and trainings for success from the start with the KEY 4 Ground Rules
  • Manage group dynamics, control dominant participants, motivate quiet ones to share, generate greater quantities of top quality ideas
  • Gain consensus and settle disputes faster
  • Master a suite of facilitation tools for your complete and total success
  • Acquire life-skills for meetings, trainings, managing and family as well
  • Facilitation is a LIFE SKILL! You can use facilitation daily with family, small discussions and in front of a large group of people. Get ALL to open up, contribute and have fun doing it.
Programme Outline
  • Proven tools to get people to open up and trust you
  • Podolinsky’s 8 Power Points of Participation
  • ADA - The Attention, Desire, Action Model of Facilitation
  • 5 KEY development stages in group dynamicsFrom facilitating BOD sessions to frontline supervisors 
  • 10 critical skills and proven motivators every facilitator can use immediately
  • Brainstorming on steroids! The Sciences of Skenectics and Skinectics
  • Podolinsky’s 5 Power Thinking Steps
  • Work less and achieve more
  • Discovering the right prep-work makes your next session & everyone a breeze
  • Gain confidence and overcome any fear by mastering facilitation finesse
  • Stop asking the wrong questions! Master essentials of great questioning
  • Vital Summarisation, Consensus, Alignment and Collaboration skills
  • Hone and refine listening and paraphrasing skills 
  • 22 difficult participants that plague a group and tools to control and use effectively
  • 5 keys to ensure people leave your facilitations contented, if not elated!

Every participant will receive a copy of Michael Podolinsky’s Facilitation Guide - a simple yet highly effective tool to guide you through your next (and every) facilitation session.

As part of the training and learning during the course, there may be some photography and/or video-recording of participants in action.
Who Must Attend

(Level 2) Supervisors, Executive, & Emerging Managers     
(Level 3) New Managers     
(Level 4) Managers

Programme Leader
Michael Podolinsky, is Asia’s Productivity Guru and a Master Facilitator. He devoted his life to studying facilitation skills, human psychology, communication, learning and development. Over 11 million people in 37 countries on 7 continents have benefited from his expertise. Michael has facilitated and trained over 3,700 groups and 10s of thousands of participants. He conducted his 500th 2-day programmes at SIM in 2019 and it was his 30th year at SIM since 1989.

Author of 16 books, including Mining for Gold! Facilitation Skills to Unearth a Wealth of Ideas From Your Team (Pearson Prentice Hall) endorsed by best-selling NY Times authors, Harvey Mackay and Ron Kaufman and his McGraw Hill Productivity series. 

Michael conducted the facilitation skills training for 5 years in the Founders Course (future MPs) for the Prime Minister’ Office (Singapore). He also conducted the same for professors in UniSIM (now known as SUSS); instructors in Ngee Ann; Nanyang, Temasek and Republic polytechnics; teaching instructors in Ministry of Education, Singapore Navy and Singapore Airforce and flight instructors for Singapore Airlines. 

Michael moderated the inaugural Singapore Productivity Forum. He was one of first 21 inductees of the Global Speaking Fellow and is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). In 2019 he was inducted into the prestigious Professional Speakers Hall of Fame. There are about 700 CSPs & 50 Global Speaking Fellow recipients worldwide. Michael is the first recipient of the Trainer of the Year award for two consecutive years and the Star Trainer award from SIM.

Michael also received in the USA the Business Man of the Year Award and the Ronald Reagan Gold Medal award among other accolades. 

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To enjoy 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT off the fees above, please register at least FOUR weeks before the commencement date of the programme.

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Enquiries : Kathleen Tan - 6248 9407 | 62466746,

Foreign participants sponsored by their companies, GST is not applicable. If payment is made by a Singapore-registered company, GST will apply.

Non-members are welcome to sign up for SIM membership to enjoy the discounted rate. To sign up for SIM Membership, please visit, email or call 6248 9489. To register for the programmes now, select the preferred programme run-dates below through the register icon. "Register", which will bring you to the registration page.

DateTimeVenueRegistration Closing Date 
23/11/2020 - 24/11/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Nov 09, 2020 Register