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NEW BHBIA Facilitation Skills

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Wednesday 05 June 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


You’ve uncovered a valuable set of insights and you’ve crafted a brilliant de-brief story that will capture the hearts and minds of your audience. 
Knowing how to control the rabble in the room and facilitate a successful delivery can be the cherry on top of a project. 



Purpose

This interactive workshop is part of the BHBIA’s new Business Skills series and is designed to equip you with tools and skills for facilitating successful meetings. This could be initial project briefing discussions, mid-project progress reviews, idea generation workshops or insights delivery sessions – any of which involve managing groups of different people with different needs and working styles. The workshop covers a range of topics from structuring your time and activities, managing difficult situations and participants, through to summarising and capturing outputs.  


What can you expect?

Attendees to this highly interactive workshop can expect to leave with the following outcomes: 

  • Know how to flex your facilitation style to work effectively and engage with all types of stakeholders 
  • Experience and apply the essential phases of facilitation and the skills required for each stage 
  • Improve your confidence, impact, and energy 
  • Solve common facilitation challenges 
  • Know how to turn a ‘dry’ session into an interactive engaging session 
  • Sharpen existing skills, explore new techniques, and commit to further development   


Who should attend?

This event is aimed at anyone who facilitates discussions in group settings, or who wants to develop these skills as part of their role. It is suitable for those with less experience as a base, or more experienced facilitators looking to expand their toolkit or brush up on their skills. It may also be suitable for those who want to take tools and tips back to their working teams and colleagues. Pharma members who regularly deal with internal cross-functional teams may find this workshop useful, while agency members who are managing project scoping and results de-brief meetings with their stakeholder teams may also benefit from attending.  


Agenda

To see full details of the day and detailed timings please expand the section below:

09.00 - Registration & Coffee 

09.30 - Getting started: 

  • Introduction  
  • Learning outcomes and agenda 
  • Your outcomes 
  • Housekeeping and ground rules 
  • Importance-Confidence ruler 
  • Challenging and non-challenging sessions – your experience

10:15 - Preparing for success

  • Skills of a great facilitator - walk the walls exercise 
  • 3 Fs – Framework / Focus / Facilitation 
  • Opening the meeting

11:00 - Refreshment Break

11:15 - Facilitation skills - outcome setting exercises 

11:30 - Facilitation skills – quick icebreakers, energisers, and managing groups 

12:00 - Facilitation skills – team exercises (most relevant for internal facilitation of teambuilding or formation of new project team) 

  • The Vision of Great Teams exercise that embed a team culture  
  • Team CV exercise 

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Facilitation skills – innovation and creativity exercises 

14:20 - Keeping the meeting on track 

15:20 - Refreshment break

15:40 - Handling challenging stakeholders in a meeting 

  • How to deal with  
    someone who tries to dominate discussions 
    someone who is constantly argumentative 
    mini conversations during your meeting 

16:10 - Action planning exercises 

16:40 - Summary and close: 

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Speakers

This workshop will be run by Kate Pheasant, Director of Training & Development from MEE Consultancy Ltd. To find out more about Kate Pheasant and their experience in this area read their full profile in the BHBIA Speakers link on the right.

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Fees and booking

This is a paid event, a 10% Early Bird discount is offered on bookings made on or before 10th April 2024. For bookings made after this date standard fees apply. Please note you must be logged in if you are a member or join as a registered user to book online:

Membership Type

Early Bird Fee

Standard Fee

Members

£414 + VAT

£460 + VAT

Non Members

£517 + VAT

£575 + VAT

Cancellation Policies: for Early Bird bookings the full fee is payable with no refunds given, however a substitute delegate can be accepted. Our standard cancellation policy does not apply. For Standard bookings the standard cancellation policy applies, as stated on booking form.

Venue Accessibility: At Hamilton House full disabled access is available to all meeting rooms. If you have any queries please email admin@bhbia.org.uk

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