Facilitation is a common word used in a variety of different contexts. However, being a facilitator for a group and effectively facilitating strategy, operational or project meetings and/or events requires key skills and comprehensive knowledge of the principles and concepts involved.
APMG-International has partnered with experts in the facilitation field to develop a robust methodology that provides the structure that enables specialists and managers to be able to facilitate effectively. The Process Iceberg® methodology is being applied in a wide variety of organisations and scenarios. Its pragmatic, practical approach has gained a wide range of adherents in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Working from the book Facilitation – Develop Your Expertise, APMG has developed a training program to help individuals develop the necessary expertise to become accomplished at facilitation.
The Foundation course encapsulates the tools and techniques from the book, providing the individual with the skills, science and art for effective facilitation.
APMG-International Facilitation Certification gives individuals in their organisations the capability to:
enable more effective problem solving
increase the ability to undertake business process improvement
ensure stakeholder participation and engagement at all levels
The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor facilitation principles and practice in situations addressing Tasks in Uncertainty, as well as managing groups that might not have sufficient Process experience. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to apply facilitation principles to small groups as they work on real tasks. They will have learnt a range of models, tools and techniques and more importantly be able to ‘hear’ which one to use in ‘live’, real situations.
This course pricing includes vouchers for the Facilitation Foundation Exam and Facilitation Practitioner Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. Practice exam papers are provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.
The Foundation exam is:
50 multiple-choice questions
Closed book – no other materials are allowed
Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification
The Practitioner exam is:
Objective testing multiple-choice questions and practical Facilitation exercise
Requires 50% pass to attain certification
It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.