Powerful methods to facilitate and build consensus

Group Facilitation Methods brochure

Prerequisite: None *
*It is a prerequisite for most other ICA courses and all Programs.

Move beyond “seat-of-the-pants” facilitation and reliance on instinct, to use the most powerful facilitation methods and processes available. Learn step-by-step approaches to clear thinking, sound decisions, solid consensus and open dialogue.

Group Facilitation is a foundational course for professional facilitators and will give you a thorough grounding in facilitation practice.

This course has been endorsed by the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) as part of the Professional Facilitator Program to lead you to become a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). GFM alone covers many of the competencies required by the IAF.

In-person public courses are held in downtown Toronto at 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 409 from 9 am until 5 pm ET. Provincial and municipal public health guidelines are followed and classroom sizes are limited to 14 people. Courses in other cities are 9-5 in the time zone mentioned. 

Price is CAD$1,345 plus applicable tax.


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


Who is it For?

Key Methods Taught


Available Options:

Date Location Price
March 20-21, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00
April 17-18, 2023 Toronto Not open Join Waiting List
May 29-30, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00
June 12-13, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00
July 3-4, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00
Oct 2-3, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00
Nov 20-21, 2023 Calgary $1,345.00
March 13-14, 2023 Edmonton $1,345.00
Jan 30-31, 2023 Toronto Not open Join Waiting List
Feb 21-22, 2023 Toronto $1,345.00