With an emphasis on continuous learning, active engagement and group-based outcomes, the job of the facilitator is not to get his or her knowledge out to the audience, but to help get knowledge out of the audience.
Taking the 5-day Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills course at Winnipeg Transition Centre was a game changer for me. After it was over I took apart every workshop that I had developed and put it back together using many of the pillars and principles I had learned.
Not long after I took the workshop, I trained to facilitate it.
If you have never facilitated before or you are looking to up your game, this is the course for you. The small course size (9 participants max) means there is lots of hands-on practice and feedback. Two bonuses -- you’ll gain a new professional network and the course is certified by the University of Winnipeg, so you can also earn 30-40 credits hours for certain certificate programs.
If you need more information or have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get information on fees and to register contact coordinator Tracey Ediger, email@example.com or 204-338-3899.
By the end of day one; I knew I had picked a winner! Not only did I gain a wealth of knowledge in an ABC practical manner, I also got to share the experience with a group of the most wonderful people I’ve met in my lifetime. So it was both educationally and socially fulfilling. - Garth G., Community Wellness Development Team Project Facilitator
Yes, I would absolutely recommend this workshop to others. Anyone who is trying to imprint a lesson upon someone else needs to figure out how to adapt this process into their lessons, or presentations. It may have taken me five days in class to really see the value of this process and it will take me many months to get really good at it but I believe that this process is the best way to get information across to people in a meaningful and memorable way. - Trenton Z., Cultural Diversity Facilitator
How is this Different From Other Training?
- Small class size (max 9) allows for one-to-one assistance and feedback
- Resources used during lab can be easily implemented immediately afterwards
- Facilitation issues are workshopped in multiple ways so each skill is not just recited, but integrated and learned
- Peer-to-peer learning provides opportunity to learn from a wide-variety of skilled peer facilitators
- Facilitating each day means participants have the opportunity to integrate feedback from presenters and peers in subsequent sessions
The Practical Workshop Facilitation Skills Certificate (PWFSC) is awarded jointly between the Winnipeg Transition Centre and University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied & Continuing Education (40 hour credit.)