Facilitation Skills Masterclass is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 5 other Facilitation Classes for you to choose from. Check our top choices below or see all classes for more options.

Facilitation Skills Masterclass

at General Assembly - FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Course Details
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

225 Bush St 5th Fl East Entrance
Btwn Sansome & Montgomery Streets
San Francisco, California 94104
A computer will not be provided
Purchase Options
Save to WishList

5 people saved this class

Book Private Class
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Paul Clothier

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this facilitation training:

Do you need to effectively facilitate meetings? Wondering how you can get a group to come to a consensus, and not sure where to start? Wondering how best brainstorm or ideate with a team?

Building consensus or brainstorming ideas with groups, often with different agendas, can be challenging. This hands-on workshop teaches you how to effectively guide groups to the best solutions or outcomes. In the workshop you’ll practice facilitation skills using numerous exercises and activities—as well as using your own sample content or topic.

After the workshop you’ll have a deeper understanding of how people think, and have the skills and techniques to effectively facilitate group problem solving and collaboration. The principles and techniques covered apply to any type of facilitation, from simple consensus building meetings through to idea generation and brainstorming.


  • Facilitate any type of meeting
  • Create an optimal environment
  • Use energizers to break the ice
  • Generate effective conversations
  • Learn effective questioning techniques
  • Keep focused and stay on-track
  • Deal with challenging topics and issues
  • Learn effective facilitation activities
  • Get everyone in the room involved
  • Move groups to a consensus
  • Record outcomes effectively

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


Google Map

General Assembly

All classes at this location

Start Dates (0)

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!

Similar Classes

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 2650 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,637)

(2637 Reviews)
Facilitation Skills Masterclass
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/27/2019
Really great intro to facilitation. I got it, but some people were looking for how to manage meetings, which is different. As always more practical tips and examples are always appreciated; perhaps some case studies/agendas of ‘real’ sessions that you have run and what worked/what didn’t.

School: General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly (GA) equips individuals with the in-demand skills needed to build a career in today’s high-growth tech sectors. Their award-winning technical training includes flexible delivery, industry-tested curriculum, and a career services program.

Since their founding in 2011, GA has graduated...

Read more about General Assembly

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified SF educator.

Want to take this class?

Save to Wish List
Booking this class for a group? Find great private group events here

5 Top Choices

Communicating Up, Down and Across the Organization

at American Management Association - UNION SQUARE 780 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103

It can happen at a moment’s notice: you need to communicate a new idea to senior managers, influence your colleagues to support your proposal or inspire direct reports to make a change. Are you prepared to communicate with anyone in your organization? Do you know how to analyze your audience? Can you frame your message so that people feel connected...

Thursday Sep 8th, 9am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Building Better Work Relationships

at American Management Association - UNION SQUARE 780 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103

Building Better Work Relationships: New Techniques for Results-Oriented Communication In a complex environment, work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of many. Differences are a positive force if you know how to harness them. Your ability to develop good interpersonal skills and create rapport in this environment can make—or break—your...

Monday Sep 19th, 9am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

AMA's Advanced Executive Leadership Program

at American Management Association - UNION SQUARE 780 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103

Executive leadership training is the first step on the road to achieving your potential as a leader. You’ll come away with an understanding of what makes executive leadership different from other kinds of leadership roles, how to shape organizational excellence, which global competencies are critical to success today and how to gain personal mastery...

Monday Aug 22nd, 9am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Training Certificate Program

at American Management Association - UNION SQUARE 780 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103

Our training for trainers program: how to build confidence and engage your audience The training field can change fast, which makes training for trainers crucial. New methodologies. New discoveries about the way adults learn. Changing expectations from trainees—and from your company. Our training the trainer courses give you the practical platform...

Monday Sep 12th, 9am - 4:30pm Pacific Time

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

SAFe® for Architects 5.0

at EA Principals, Inc. - FINANCIAL DISTRICT 580 California St 12th & 16th Floors, San Francisco, California 94104

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 4 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions. During...

Tuesday Sep 6th, 9am - 5pm Pacific Time

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions