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Basic Facilitation Skills
For Not-For-Profit & Government Organizations

*PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is strictly for not-for-profit and government organization representatives and is not for individuals who provide or intend to provide fee for service facilitation, training, and/or consultation. To register, you will need to identify the not-for-profit/government organization you represent.

Hosted by Shortgrass Library System and
presented by the Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women’s Community Development Unit

Event Details:

Tuesday, February 4th to Thursday, February 6th, 2020 

8:30am to 4:30pm


$159.00 (includes GST)

Cost includes workshop materials, Facilitation at a Glance book, instruction, refreshments and lunches during the workshop. 

Please bring your own reusable beverage bottle/mug.

Location: Shortgrass Library System
2375 10th Ave SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8G2

Please note that space is limited to 25 participants and spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not considered to be completed until payment has been received by Shortgrass Library System. 

Course Description:

Basic Facilitation Skills For Not-For-Profit & Government Organizations is designed to provide hands-on ‘learn while doing’ accessible instruction in the art of group facilitation. It is a practical, in-demand workshop that offers learning through instruction, discussion, small and large group work, practice and feedback. This training opportunity is hosted by Shortgrass Library System, partnered with professional facilitators from the Community Development Unit of Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

The 3-day workshop will include information in the following areas:

Core Concepts of Facilitation

  • Role of facilitator
  • Competencies of a Successful Facilitator
  • Process versus Content
  • Outcomes
  • Flip Charting and other Recording Methods

Understanding Groups

  • Characteristics of Learners
  • Facilitating Challenging Group Situations

Designing Facilitated Sessions

  • Preparing for Facilitated Sessions
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Using Icebreakers and Energizers

Facilitation Practice and Feedback

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Small Group Facilitation Presentations

Registration Form

Are you able to attend the full 3 days of the session? *:

Does Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women have permission to send periodic email updates and resources from this workshop *:

Method of Payment *:
(A Shortgrass staff member will contact you within 2 business days to process payment.)

Payment must be received by January 17th, 2020 for registration to be valid. Cancellation requests received by January 17th, 2020 will be issued a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received after January 17th, 2020.