Facilitation for the PMO – Foundation Certificate

Facilitation - APMG InternationalA good PMO facilitator will make progress on projects and programmes easier by skilfully enabling a smoother process for interactions that lead to quality decisions, and greater buy-in and commitment.  This increases the group’s productivity, resolves issues earlier and improves the delivery of project and programme objectives.

This specially tailored qualification from APMG-International for PMO professionals, provides knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® methodology, a robust framework to enable those that work within a PMO to facilitate effectively.

Course Objectives

Successful candidates will have demonstrated that they have the knowledge and understanding to apply the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology in events, workshops and meeting in the context of projects, business analysis, change, operational effectiveness and business process management.

 

Why You Should Consider the Facilitation Certification?

PMO practitioners are regularly asked to facilitate workshops, meetings, review sessions and brainstorming events. It’s a skillset that is frequently asked for in job advertisements and profiles and it’s a skillset that really helps the way you plan, interact, manage and drive discussions into actions and decisions.

In this three day course you’ll learn the various facilitation approaches, techniques and skills that you can incorporate into your everyday work, a real set of practical and behavioural skills to use regardless of what level you are in your career or the type of PMO you work in.

 

Who Should Attend?

The Facilitation for the PMO Foundation level certificate course is specifically for:

  • Anyone working in a project supporting role – Project Administrator, Project Co-ordinator and Project Support Officer roles
  • Anyone working in a programme supporting role – Programme Administrator, Programme Co-ordinator
  • Anyone working in a PMO – Project, Programme or Portfolio
  • Suitable for all experience levels

 

Location and Pricing

Price – £995 + VAT

The course takes place in Central London

For more information about APMG Facilitation Foundation Certification – visit the website

 

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Accredited Facilitation training is provided by ChangeQuest, an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation

Facilitation Skills Certification from APMG with ChangeQuest

Learning Objectives

On completion of the training and certification, you will have gained knowledge of:

  • How to explain the Process Iceberg model and its relevance to helping a group achieve its Task objectives.
  • How to identify appropriate roles, behaviours and contracts between Facilitator, Task Leader and group.
  • How to draft an Agenda Process plan for a group’s work session in terms of Process, taking proper account of Task Uncertainty/Complexity/Certainty and the level of group Process Awareness.
  • How to distinguish clearly and accurately between ‘Task’ and ‘Process’ issues, and state how an effective Facilitator should respond to each.
  • How to formulate good quality feedback, using the Feedback Model, reverse feedback and creating SPOs to introduce Process to support the Task.
  • How to recognise behaviours of individual group members which indicate particular personality types and related preferences.
  • How to describe how to use the Process Iceberg model to avoid and address problems in meetings.
  • How to review a meeting using the Process Iceberg, using this Process to indicate the group’s Process maturity.
  • How to list the key characteristics of an effective Facilitator.
  • How to explain the Process, uses, rationale, advantages and limitations of Models, Tools and Techniques included in the Foundation syllabus.

Pre-Requisites

  • No previous experience or knowledge required

Learning Approach

  • Classroom based
  • Lectures
  • Team exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Exam
    • The course includes the Facilitation Foundation exam which will take place on the afternoon of the third day.
    • Multiple choice examination questions
    • 50 questions
    • 40 minutes’ duration
    • Pass mark is 50%
    • Closed book.

Course Text

All delegates will receive a copy of the course text – Facilitation – Develop your Expertise by Tony Mann

Course Logistics

  • Classroom training – 3 days
  • Location – London
  • Price – £995 + VAT

Certification

On successful completion of the course and examination, course delegates will be certified as Facilitation Foundation accredited

 

Course Contents

  • Process Iceberg® model
  • Task and process
  • Group formations
  • Agenda process
  • Degree of uncertainty
  • Group process maturity
  • Task leaders’ role
  • Facilitators’ role
  • Process tools
  • Data collection and decision-making tools
  • Process Iceberg® review
  • Tools, techniques, models
  • Myers Briggs
  • Debate and group formations
  • Advanced data collection tools
  • Implementing and planning tools
  • Planning an event
  • Developing the agenda
  • Process Iceberg® meeting model
  • Facilitating the event
  • Making interventions
  • Analytical and problem-solving tools
  • Process Iceberg® Organisation Model
  • Characteristics of an effective facilitator
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The APMG International Facilitation and Swirl Device logo is a trademark of The APM Group Limited, used under permission of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved.

APMG International Facilitation is a trademark of The APM Group Limited. All rights reserved.

Accredited Facilitation training is provided by ChangeQuest, an APMG-International Accredited Training Organisation