Facilitation Basics, 2nd Edition

  • 3h 1m
  • Donald V. McCain
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 2015

Stop presenting and start facilitating meaningful learning.

Whether you are a subject matter expert who occasionally takes on a trainer role, a trainer who wants to build on solid presentation skills, or anywhere in between, Facilitation Basics will help you create supportive and effective learning. This complete how-to guide is designed to improve your facilitation proficiency so you can give face-to-face as well as online and virtual classroom learners your best.

Part of ATD’s Training Basics series, this publication offers practical examples, worksheets, and tools that make workplace learning easy and rewarding. You’ll walk away with proven facilitation techniques and a deeper understanding of how to manage difficult participants and use media to support learning.

This refreshed second edition will guide you through how to:

  • enhance your skills as a facilitator
  • create supportive and effective learning environments for face-to-face and online learners
  • ensure learning is transferred to the job.

About the Author

Don McCain is founder and principal of Performance Advantage Group and has more than 28 years of corporate consulting experience. He has authored three books as well as numerous articles in industry journals. He holds a BS in business administration, an MA in divinity, an MS in business administration, and a PhD in education and HRD from Vanderbilt University.

In this Book

  • It's Not About You—It's About Them!
  • Learning Facilitation
  • Learner and Facilitator
  • Getting Started
  • Facilitating Learning Activities
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Managing Difficult Participants
  • Using Media to Support Learning
  • Assessing Facilitation Quality
  • A Final Note