New Mexico First
facilitation skills training provides a well-defined,
step-by-step approach to help people learn to run productive meetings. Whether
you want to learn how to become a better group facilitator or simply a better participant
in a group setting, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills
that enable groups to generate, develop, and select between ideas to reach consensus.
New Mexico First has a strong tradition of influencing public policy initiatives
through our unique consensus-building process. Upon completion of this training,
participants can become eligible to serve as a discussion leader or recorder at
events organized by New Mexico First. In addition, this training makes participants
more effective group facilitators in a wide variety of situations in their work
organizations and communities.
Our facilitation skills workshop introduces participants to the processes that
optimize group participation and effectiveness. Training covers event design, issue
framing, discussion facilitation, consensus-building, and recording consensus statements
By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:
- Design a group session using powerful questions as a basis for deliberations
- Use tested methods to generate, refine, and select between ideas to reach consensus
- Achieve and maintain group focus, encourage full group participation, and accomplish
The cost for the workshop is $100.