Focused Conversation Method

One of the most powerful methods for any facilitator.

Module 1 of Group Facilitation Methods 

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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. The Focused Conversation Method is a vital method for professional facilitators and gives you a thorough grounding in facilitation practice.

Group Facilitation is a foundational course for professional facilitators and will give you a thorough grounding in facilitation practice. It is part of the Professional Facilitator Program (PFP), the ToP Facilitation Essentials Program (TFE), the Advanced Facilitator Program (AFP) and the Facilitative Leadership Program (FLP).

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.

Templates are included to prepare for real client work. The templates carry key theory within them.


There are videos of instructors using the method in actual classroom case studies. This demonstrates best practice use of the method. These videos remain available for a year.

Stages, steps and procedures of the method is 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 and move to resolution

  • Hold discussions and dialogue that actually gets somewhere
  • Explore the most difficult and contentious topics safely
  • Use a method with decades of proven success

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


Who is it For?

Key Methods Taught


Available Options:

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self directed GFM module 1 Not open Join Waiting List