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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 sessions with only a few people sharing. This programme is an expanded version of Michael’s book, Mining For Gold! Facilitation Skills to Unearth a Wealth of Ideas From Your Team.
Benefits to You

Business Outcomes   
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.

Learning Outcomes   

·Align minds at meetings and trainings for success from the start
·Manage group dynamics, control dominant participants, motivate quiet ones to share,                  generate greater quantity and quality of 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
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 keys development stages in group dynamics

·From facilitating BOD sessions to frontline supervisors 

·10 critical skills and proven motivators every facilitator must possess

·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 session 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.

Who Must Attend

Level 2: Supervisors, Executives, & Emerging Managers

Level 3: New Managers (3 years or less)

Level 4: Managers (4-7 years)

Programme Leader
Michael Podolinsky CSP, Global Speaking Fellow, is Asia’s Productivity Guru. He has devoted his life to studying productivity and human psychology, as they relate to management, leadership, teamwork and motivation. Over 11 million people in 37 countries (20 in AsiaPac) on 6 continents have benefited from his expertise. Michael has motivated over 3,500 audiences, conducted over 460 programmes at SIM since 1989.

Author of 16 books, including McGraw Hill’s Productivity Series endorsed by billion-dollar business owners that includes Productivity: Managing, Motivating, Maximizing Teams in Asia. This is his best management book yet. His other books include: Winning At Work, Smart Leadership, Transforming People: Building Your Dream Team for the Future! and Productivity: Winning in Life.

Since 1982, Michael prepared managers, teams and organisations to boost sales, productivity, build productive teams, incorporate and create innovations, and to cope with and profit from change. His 750 over clients include: IBM (India, South Africa & Malaysia), Microsoft, HP, Singapore Navy, RSAF, SAF, US Marine Corps, GE Healthcare, Hospital Management Asia, SGH, CGH, NUH, SQUH (Oman), Philips Electronics, OCBC, HSBC, UOB, UBS, Prudential (Singapore, Malaysia, HK, Indonesia & Vietnam), Hyatt, Westin, Shangri La, Sheraton, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Readimix (Saudi & Brunei), Caterpillar Asia, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways International and more.

Michael moderated the inaugural Singapore Productivity Forum in 2013. He was the first recipient of SIM’s Trainer of the Year Award in 2012 and consecutively in 2013 and 2014. He was awarded the Star Trainer award in 2015.  He is a Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) -  the top 700 speakers out of 20,000 over worldwide. He was one of first 21 inducted in 2013 as a Global Speaking Fellow, the first and only international designation to honour speakers’ cultural understanding, knowledge of different region and country markets producing high ROI for their clients.
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 including GST including GST
Normal Fees749.00866.70

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.

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09/03/2020 - 10/03/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Feb 24, 2020 Register
18/05/2020 - 19/05/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616May 04, 2020 Register
24/08/2020 - 25/08/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Aug 10, 2020 Register
23/11/2020 - 24/11/202009.00 am - 5.00 pmSIM Management House, 41 Namly Avenue, Singapore 267616Nov 09, 2020 Register