Powerful methods to facilitate and build consensus

Module 2 of Group Facilitation Methods

Consensus Workshop Method brochure

Prerequisite : None *

Part of Group Facilitation Methods course.

Move beyond “seat-of-the-pants” facilitation and reliance on instinct, to use the most powerful facilitation methods and processes available.

Focused Conversation Method is a foundational method for professional facilitators and will give you a thorough grounding in facilitation practice.

This method is part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF).

This self-paced, self-directed course contains all the theory of the in-person and the online versions. 


The manual is downloadable in this self-directed course.

Theory is expanded through readings and videos of classroom lectures and interaction during in-person courses. These videos remain available for a year.

Most advanced tools have templates used to prepare for real client work. The templates carry key theory within them.


There are videos of instructors and participants using the tools in simulated case studies. This demonstrates best practice use of the tools and methods. These videos remain available for a year.

Stages, steps and procedures of each advanced tools are explained in detail.


This self directed course includes examples of products from actual clients as pictures, PDFs or powerpoints, so you know what can be achieved. These are downloadable.


The course includes assignments that help build confidence in your use of the tools and methods. Assignment can be done by yourself, or with a group you convene on your own for enhanced learning.

Your assignments can be uploaded to receive comments from ICA instructors or facilitators. You can contact them for further explanation. 


Focus group energy on common goals

  • Enable groups to form consensus
  • Facilitate solid commitment to results
  • Encourage group creativity

Build motivation and improve morale

  • Help groups resolve conflict
  • Build respect and trust in groups
  • Create lively effective teamwork
  • Generate positive interaction

Make groups more productive and effective

  • Conduct easier, faster meetings
  • Save time and money on meetings
  • Involve participants in discussions
  • Get more ideas into the mix


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