Discover facilitation! The art of leading meetings that create motivation, participation and results.



November, 8 between 8.30-17.00

”The Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence” – Michael Wilkingson

What is it that separates great facilitators from good ones? Sure, every facilitator needs to know about establishing ground rules, using the appropriate tools and maintaining a safe environment. But is there a set of skills that seem to distinguish the best facilitators from the rest of the pack? We say, “Yes!” As facilitator trainers and practitioners, we have had the opportunity to train over 20,000 people in facilitation skills through our flagship course The Effective Facilitator. While some facilitators were beginners, most were experienced, and many were very experienced. It is through working with this wide variation in proficiency that we have identified what we believe are the seven key skills that separate the great facilitators from the good ones.



  • Workshop objectives
  • Key facilitation skills
  • The principles of facilitation – A methodology for facilitation
  • The Seven Separators of Facilitation Excellence
  • Establish and maintain a high energy level
  • Ask starting questions that draw a vivid image
  • Have a full toolkit of follow-up question types
  • Respect the “power of the pen”
  • Carry the group through the process
  • Prevent, detect and resolve dysfunction
  • Isolate and address sponsor’s key needs