This one day workshop has been designed to do just that: to impart this fundamental life skill to ease whatever processes we have to face at work and in our personal lives.


It is common to hear remarks about meetings being a waste of time, have no agenda and no outcomes and people dozing off, etc. Such boo-boos are commonly due to poor facilitation.

On the other hand, you also have events that are productive and even enjoyable to attend. This can be attributed to effective facilitation.

Thus, facilitation can bring about either productive outcomes or wastage of precious time and resources. Effective facilitation can make the difference between a poor and a brilliant decision.

To facilitate is "to make easy" or "to ease a process".  Facilitation is a fundamental life skill for the individual and an organisational capability that can be used to guide and direct key parts of organising work with groups of people such as meetings, planning sessions, focus groups, training, etc. With effective facilitation, a group can work more collaboratively and achieve more.

This one day workshop has been designed to do just that: to impart this fundamental life skill to ease whatever processes we have to face at work and in our personal lives.


Course Details:



• To understand what is facilitation, the key principles, and the role of a facilitator.

• To appreciate the important role facilitation plays and the benefits it can offer.

• To explore what are the key competencies and characteristics of an effective facilitator.

• To practice the skills to facilitate workshops, dialogues, focus groups and meetings.

• To learn how to help a group reach a consensus and a final solution, by encouraging participation.

• To practice techniques for dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions & difficult people in a group setting.

• For each participant to develop a personal development plan to become a better Facilitator.


Who should attend

• Team leaders, supervisors, managers.

• Anyone who needs to facilitate



• Presentation

• Exercises

• Role Plays

• Case studies


I. Understanding facilitation

• Who cares about facilitation?

• Why is Facilitation Important?

• What are the Benefits of Facilitation?

• Differences between facilitation and presentation/training.

• Core Values of Facilitation Applied to Leadership.


II. Process versus content

• About Process

• About Content


III. Role of a facilitator

• A Facilitator's Focus

• Two types of facilitator roles


IV. Facilitating various events:

• Meetings

• Dialogues

• Planning sessions

• Focus group discussions

• Etc.,


V. Facilitation tools for:

• Breaking the ice

• Team building

• Generating ideas

• Solving problems

• Making decisions

• Organising information

• Etc.,


VI. The facilitation process

• Laying the groundwork

• The first five minutes: make or break

• The importance of ground rules

• Know the participants and creating participation

• Building consensus

• Reaching a decision point

• The importance of session closing


VII. Managing disruptions

• Dealing with Difficult People

• Addressing group dysfunction

• Intervention


VIII. Groups vs Teams

• Team stages and facilitation strategies

• Tuckman and Jensen's Model of Team Development


IX. Competencies and characteristics of an effective facilitator

• Content

• Process

• Personal

• Inter-personal


X. Personal Action Plan

• Confidence

• Step by step approach

• Practice makes perfect


Bernard Tay has over 20 years corporate experience in human resource and development across varied industries ranging from airport services, telecommunications, electronics, appliances, medical to energy sector.

He has worked as regional manager in renowned America and Japanese organisation covering full spectrum of human resource management including expatriate and local compensation design and implementation for outbound and inbound overseas assignments.

He is a regular speaker and workshop facilitator to international and local participants keen to learn about topical issues in human resource and people behaviour. His training engagements and assessment have taken him to countries like Taiwan, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. Bernard is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and an Upper Honours degree in Sociology from National University of Singapore (NUS) and subsequently obtained his Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, USA. He has also completed almost a year of working stint in Virginia, USA.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 18 September 2018 - 1st Run


• S$ 450 per participant

• S$ 400 per participant for 2 participants from the same organisation

• S$ 350 per participant for 3 or more participants from the same organisation


• 9 am - 5 pm


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop.


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