School of facilitators

Why us?

The only training program in Poland with the highest level of accreditation by the International Association of Facilitators.

The training program develops of all competences according to the international facilitator competence profile developed by the International Association of Facilitators;
The skills acquired enable applying for international certification.

The trainers are IAF members and Certified Professional Facilitators.

Proactical focus during training, theoretical background provided on webinars.

Individual consultations of facilitation session programs which are run as part of Implementation task.

Group supervision of Implementation task.

Trainers are experienced in running facilitation projects for business.

Close cooperation with the Polish branch of the IAF.

180

Graduates in Poland

15

editions run

4

locations in Poland

Adresaci

School of Facilitators is addressed to those who have at least one year of professional experience related to working with groups or teams:

managers and group leaders

looking for a way to increase the efficiency of their meetings and increase engagement in their teams;

project and product managers

interested in improving team planning and task distribution;

trainers and consultants

seeking new opportunities for professional development and who want to apply elements of facilitation in their work;

scrum masters

i osób pracujących w metodologiach zwinnych, które szukają metod na zwiększenie zaangażowania członków zespołów w realizację zadań;
and all those who work using agile methodologies, who are looking for methods to increase the team members involvement in task implementation;

internal trainers and HR specialists

responsible for collaborative learning & knowledge exchange in the organization;

marketing specialists

who want to develop the ability to run workshops aimed at designing solutions for their clients;

change leaders

seeking methods to engage employees in change;

executives of companies, organizations, institutions

interested in developing participative management style.

Application areas

School of Facilitators invites those looking for a way to engage groups and teams in:

problem solving;

decision making in a team and action planning;

creating and improving solutions;

designing innovative products;

process optimization;

collaborative learning & knowledge exchange.

Trainers

Monika Gąsienica

A member of the International Association of Facilitators, holding a title of Certified Professional Facilitator. I apply facilitation to support organizational change. Interested in facilitation as a method for supporting groups, I am School of Facilitators’ Program Content Supervisor. I am also interested in psychodynamic approaches to groups and organizations. The role of consultant in Group Relations conferences informs my consulting work.

A graduate of psychology from the Jagiellonian University, interested in practical applications of social psychology in groups and organizations, as well as psychology of learning and development.

Artur Krupa

I specialize in training focused on developing training and coaching skills, as well as using insights about group dynamics for managing teams and organizations. I am one of the trainers of “The Art and Science of Coaching”, and the Program Manager of trainers certification process.

I also have many years of experience in design and implementation of learning and development processes for managers and teams. I consult to organizations undergoing important changes, and apply individual or team coaching to support organizations in achieving their business goals.

Iwona Sołtysińska

My areas of training specialization are understanding group dynamics, creative problem solving, interpersonal competences, and training skills. I lead comprehensive projects of organizational culture change, facilitating work of teams at various levels of organizational structure.

In coaching, I integrate the solution-focused approach with psychodynamic understanding of groups and organizations. A Program Director of Jagiellonian University Extension’s School of Trainers. Co-author of “Employee Training and Organization Development”, as well as other publications for L&D professionals.

Tomasz Cichocki

I specialize in areas related to management skills, innovation, systemic & strategic thinking, negotiation, and public speaking. During my workshops, various teams create business solutions and prepare to implement them. I am also experienced in areas related to project management and customer service.
Currently, I support consortia participating in EU’s 7th Framework Programme, facilitating Exploitation Strategy Seminars, where entrepreneurs and scientist explore possibilities of bringing innovative products to the market.

Katarzyna Piwowarczyk-Atys

A practicing trainer and facilitator with a day job as a leader in IKEA marketing department. In my position, I often facilitate internal creative, strategic, and project planning workshops, supporting diverse teams from all parts of her organization.

I completed TROP coaching and training schools, and received IAF Certified Professional Facilitator credential. I am a certified Lego Serious Play® facilitator, an Insights Discovery consultant, and a passionate fan of using impro methods in business context.

Program

INTERPERSONAL TRAINING

  • 5 days / 40 h
  • Interpersonal training is a learning environment based on reflection on the experience of unfolding interaction with other participants. The content of the training is what is real in the “here and now”; what happens between members of the group.
  • The aim of the interpersonal training is to develop personal and interpersonal skills which are crucial for conscious undertaking the role of a facilitator;
  • Interpersonal training is mandatory for participants of the School of facilitators.

Module 1

Facilitation skills in group work

  • 3 days / 24 h
  • Building agreement around common outcome;
  • Applications of facilitation in organizational context;
  • Role and responsibility of the facilitator;
  • Designing facilitated events: key steps and considerations;
  • Communication tools in facilitation;

Webinar

Facilitation of creative thinking sessions

  • 90 minutes
  • What is creativity?
  • Aspects of creative thinking; ways of practicing skills underlying creativity;
  • Applications of creative thinking in practical contexts (in and outside business).

Module 2

METHODS OF PROBLEM SOLVING, DESIGNING NEW PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS

  • 3 days / 24 h
  • Preparing the group for creative work;
  • Creative thinking tools;
  • The structure of a team problem solving session;
  • Designing and contracting problem solving sessions;
  • Interventions of a facilitator: reacting to obstacles and difficulties;

Webinar

Facilitation of team planning sessions

  • 90 minutes
  • Planning stages where facilitation can be used;
  • Creating conditions supporting commitment and shared responsibility for plan implementation (Self Determination Theory);
  • Work with the vision of final results;

Module 3

METHODS OF PLANNING AND COLLABORATIVE LEARNING

  • 3 days / 24 h
  • Group decision making: necessary conditions and general considerations;
  • Tools for facilitating group decision making;
  • Creating commitment to implement plans;
  • Methods of facilitating collaborative learning
  • Introduction to working with large groups;

Own work

Implementation task

  • 3 h
  • The sessions are conducted in participants’ workplaces or communities, providing opportunity to transfer competences to a relevant context.
  • Participants organize the sessions on their own, but can ask trainers for consultation on session design.

Module 4

Group supervision of implementation task, program summary

  • 1 day / 8 h
  • Sharing experience and insights from implementation task;
  • Tools supporting group supervision & learning from experience;
  • Summary of the program & steps after completion.

Outcomes

A graduate of the School of Facilitators:

knows the framework and basic assumptions of facilitation;

is able to diagnose the need for facilitation, agree on relevant goals and outcomes, and negotiate them with the group;

understands the role of facilitator and how it differs from other professional roles;

is able to create conditions for groups and individuals to use their potential more fully;

can apply a range of basic facilitation methods that support problem solving, designing products or services, planning, decision making, and collaborative learning;

understands the dynamics of a small working group, and can apply the understanding to create a safe environment and respond to group’s behaviour.

Fee

Kraków, Warszawa, Wrocław

8 000 PLN + 23% VAT

(9 840 PLN gross) Payment up to 14 days before the training starts

Standard fee

7 000 PLN + 23% VAT

(8 610 PLN gross) Payment up to 60 days before the training starts

Discount of 1 000 PLN

7 500 PLN + 23% VAT

(9 225 PLN gross) Payment up to 30 days before the training starts

Discount of 500 PLN

4 x 2 100 PLN + 23% VAT

(2 583 PLN gross) 1 st payment up to 14 days before the training starts

Standard fee

The fee includes:

  • 80 hours of training (10 days)
  • Two 1.5-hour-long webinars
  • Individual consultation (30 minutes)
  • Training materials
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • A certificate of training completion
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Development projects consultant, trainer, facilitator

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