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Online Facilitation 

Build up your digital skills

  • Online Facilitation: Build up your digital skills
    09-Nov-2021, 2:00 pm IST – 12-Nov-2021, 5:30 pm IST
    Foundation Level
The course​

The spread of Covid-19 has given most of us no other choice than to work from home. In these challenging circumstances and with many technological developments, the entire scenario of training has changed. Virtual training and facilitation or online training have become the norm, with the availability of a variety of software options. Hence to continue with our capacity and talent development to inspire civil society actors to fulfill their vision and mission, we are offering this 4-day course on how to do virtual trainings.

This training is designed based on our own experiences of doing webinars, virtual teamwork, and e-workshops. Besides a strong focus on becoming a virtual facilitator, we also include the concept of good facilitation practices that are relevant both - online and offline.

Each interactive workshop has a total of 8 sessions spread over 4 consecutive days. Each session is for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The training includes an orientation to online facilitation tools and involves practice on online platforms like Zoom and Miro.

This course is designed for:

Everyone working as facilitators and trainers in civil society organizations and others working in civil society who wish to learn virtual facilitation skills. Basic skills of operating a laptop or desktop is a must. Basic experience of using an online video conferencing platform is preferred.

Course fees:

EUR 350/ person (plus VAT for EU residence)

*Special Discounts for groups and CSA alumni

  • 15% group discount: 4 or more registrations from one organization

  • 10% individual discount: For CSA alumni

You will

  • Learn about facilitation concept, structure, and principles

  • Strengthen your capacities to develop, facilitate and manage virtual training workshops

  • Discuss the theory and practice of online facilitation based on adult learning principles

  • Learn about self-assessment and improvement

  • Discover interesting and useful online facilitation tools and methods

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Session Plan

Day 1

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome, Objectives and Overview
  • Getting to know each other
  • Program and ground rules
  • Magic Triangle
  • How learning takes place

Session 2: Learning Styles

  • Learning Styles
  • Principles of Adult Learning Personal

Day 2

Session 3: Effective Facilitation (virtual and in-person)

  • Attributes of Trainers and Facilitators
  • The Effective Virtual Facilitator

Session 4: Visualization

  • Visualization

  • Online Tools & Techniques

Day 3

Session 5: Effective Communication

  • Facilitation Tools

Session 6: Developing Training Curricula

  • Training Management Cycle
  • Developing online session plans

Day 4

Session 7: Practicing Virtual Facilitation

  • Practice Sessions
  • Feed Forward

Session 8: Conclusion and the Way Forward

  • Wrap- Up

  • Q & A

  • How to apply for the next learning level

  • Evaluation & Concluding Remarks

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What people say about us

Friedbert Ottacher

Online facilitation needs skills, experience, and passion. All three are perfectly combined in the interactive class on facilitation."

Friedbert Ottacher

Program Coordinator, HORIZONT3000 Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan

Meet the facilitator

Rishi Meena

An advanced facilitator and capacity building coordinator in the academy

Rishi has been working in the development sector since 2011 and he has sound experience in building capacities of professionals and communities in the areas of facilitation, community leadership and institutions, skill-building, and nutrition at the grass-roots level.
In his previous work, Rishi developed an e-learning system where he gained rich experience of working on online tools and processes. Rishi is skilled in arts like theatre, dance and he uses visualisation as a strong tool to learn and inspire others to learn.