Certified Classroom Facilitation Practitioner (CFP)
“What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches”-Karl Menninger
Understanding how to facilitate learning can have a major impact on creating successful learning outcomes for your students.
Individuals learn throughout their lives in every setting, and that their choices, motivation, and capacity for self-regulation – as well as their circumstances, particularly outside of compulsory education – influence how much and how well they learn and transfer their learning to new situations.
Learning is an ongoing process that is simultaneously biological and cultural. Each individual learner functions within a complex developmental, cognitive, physical, social, and cultural system. Learning also changes the brain throughout the life span. At the same time, the brain develops in ways that impact learning and are in turn shaped by the learner’s context and cultural influences. Therefore the educator’s role is crucial in the learning process.
There are countless ways for an instructor to facilitate learning among their students, even in a virtual classroom environment. But the term “facilitated learning” has taken on a philosophy all its own.
Facilitated student learning is not only a set of tools and strategies. It is also a way that teachers are encouraging students to learn and absorb information in a way that is meaningful and relevant to them.
Facilitated learning replaces rote memorization with critical thinking, comprehensive understanding, imaginative learning, and the appreciation for subtlety.
Facilitated learning is predicated on the idea that students will perform better in a learning environment when they are empowered to make their own decisions, respected as individuals, and trusted with personal responsibility.
When teachers facilitate learning, they also facilitate career success. Creative, imaginative, and problem-solving skills are becoming increasingly valuable, as well as the ability to think critically and analyze information. Supporting and encouraging students to learn for themselves is providing them with tools they’ll benefit from for the rest of their lives.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM: Educators, Institutional Leaders, Teachers, Trainers who work in the field of education (formal and non-formal).
COURSE FEATURES: The CFP Program brings together years of research and experimentation in the fields of education and psychology, carefully curated into a seamless course featuring, methodologies, technologies & tools, models and frameworks, and processes.
Participants will get an in-depth understanding of how to effectively facilitate learning, create safe spaces for exploration, learner engagement methods, learning styles, content development, delivery design, development of tools, and empowering the learners. All these are packed into a powerful and experiential learning program that will radically alter the teaching style of the educator.
During the course, you will also learn 20+ facilitation processes that will empower you to experience the effectiveness of facilitated learning and achieve exponential growth in terms of desired outcomes from your sessions.
Certified Process Facilitation Practitioner (PFP)
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, facilitation is “the act of helping other people to deal with a process or reach an agreement or solution without getting directly involved in the process”. According to Google, a facilitator is a “person that makes an action or process easy or easier”.
“Facilitation is thus the art of leading people through processes towards agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership, and creativity by all those involved”. The keywords are centered around leading processes and creating participation while staying neutral.
For any organization or a company to be successful, various teams in it have to be productive and dependable. So when an organization decides to reach for higher goals, they seek the services of a trained facilitator to help them get there. The road map may include features like training, brainstorming, planning or team building, where groups need to feel compelled, motivated, and involved in order to reach a common goal.
Facilitation skills workshops for managers are often conducted across organizations to help managers hone their skills and improve their productivity. At these workshops, managers are often taught or familiarized with what facilitation is all about and identifying their responsibilities, roles, qualities, and skills required to become an ideal facilitator.
Facilitator skills are crucial, to know how to structure a facilitated session, different stages of successful facilitation; helping the group have clarity with the outcomes; Assigning responsibilities and roles to attendees and making them aware of the same; tracking progress made by the individuals, and the group as a whole; keeping a check on action points and time.
For a professional trainer to be effective, whether as an in-house trainer or as a freelancer, facilitation skills are a game-changer. Traditional Training methods along with facilitation skills are a lethal combination and will propel the trained Facilitator to a higher level in his or her profession.
The PFP program has been specifically designed for the benefit of trainers to become ‘facilitative’ in their approach so that they can flourish in their professions and keep their clients engaged and satisfied.
If you a trainer looking for that special edge in your career, then this is for you. Trainers with facilitation skills are hard to find and your clients will be quite happy to patronize you with repeat assignments.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM: In-House trainers, Freelance Trainers, HRs & Managers.