Facilitation Skills Fundamentals In-Person

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Facilitation Skills Fundamentals In-Person

Learn to facilitate group discussions and help groups make decisions together in a way that engages all the voices in the group.

By Mike Beebe

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, September 13 · 8:30am - 5pm PDT


PacMed Tower 1200 12th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event
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About this event

  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Two of the most important skills of an effective community leader is the ability to:

1. Facilitate group discussions

2. Help groups make decisions together in a way that engages all the voices in the group

Too often, we get thrown into the role of facilitator without having been taught the fundamentals and/or the chance to practice. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to practice and receive feedback with peers in a fun, interactive, and non-threatening environment.

In this full-day in-person workshop participants will:

Learn fundamental skills of Facilitating Conversations in these areas:

  • Content Neutrality
  • Asking Good Questions
  • Active Listening
  • Keeping on Track

Share Meeting Planning & Management Skills:

  • Learn how to plan an agenda that helps the group meet their outcomes
  • Learn tips and tricks of both in-person and online meeting management
  • Learn a method for planning any meeting or training
  • Learn ways to facilitate more effective decision making processes.

Facilitated through a lens of equity and inclusion, Mike wants to help you apply these skills to your next meeting or workshop - online or in-person!

New Sliding Scale Fee structure!

Choose the level which best fits your situation, even if it isn’t an exact description of your particular situation. Do what feels right for you.

Small Non-profit / Activist / Student (org. budget < 1 million org / individual income lower than median) - $225

Medium Non-profit / Middle Class / Earlier Professional (org. budget 1-5 million / individual income median) - $275

Gov’t / Corporate / Large Non-profit / Upper Middle Class / Wealthy / Established Professional (org. budget > 5 million/ individual income higher than median) - $325


Mike Beebe has more than 25 years of experience working with thousands of individuals, groups and organizations to build leadership and facilitation skills for a more equitable world. His in-person and virtual workshops are designed to be highly interactive, creating a safe space to learn essential skills and practice with feedback. Past participants express appreciation for Mike’s support of multiple learning styles and the level of participant engagement.

What Participants Have Enjoyed...

"How engaging it was!"

"Lots of opportunities for small group practice, sharing, and collaboration."

"Helpful frameworks, language, tools AND opportunities to practice and apply them in a safe environment."

"Learning new frameworks and techniques. Also meeting new people who do similar work!"

"The group discussions and the way you switched it up and modeled different techniques throughout."

About the organizer

Organized by
Mike Beebe

Mike decided to take his passion for leadership development training and start Leadership for Change in 2004. Since then, he has worked with thousands of individuals and groups to help develop their leadership skills.  Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth & adult leadership programs and is passionate about partnering with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes directing Penny Harvest Seattle, a youth philanthropy & service learning program, JustServe AmeriCorps, a youth anti-violence program, TEEN LINK, a hotline for youth answered by youth, and serving on the Board of Directors for COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere), a national organization advocating for the rights of GLBT families. 

In 2013, Mike and a team of training colleagues launched F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative in an effort to provide stronger support to individuals, groups, and organizations striving to create a more equitable world. More info on F.A.C.E. can be found on their website.

$225 – $325