The Facilitators Toolkit

Are you responsible for leading meetings, workshops or community conversations and want to make sure you’re doing it well?

Do you facilitate group conversations where you need to ensure open, respectful discussion, collaboration or consensus?

Would you like some practical tools for making sure that any group discussions are productive and ultimately lead to action?

This workshop is highly interactive and extremely practical. Whether you facilitate workshops, meetings or community conversations, you will leave with a toolkit of activities you can use in any situation. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to facilitation or you just want to expand your facilitation toolkit—this workshop is for you.

In this 2-day in-person workshop, you will:

✅ Learn how to facilitate the right conversation, in the right way.
Great facilitation requires a well thought-out sequence of discussions. Learn how to plan a step-by-step workshop that ensures participants are taken on a logical journey, with relevant activities, rhythm and engagement.

✅ Discover ways for sharing information in a way that sticks.
Whether you’re facilitating a training session for thirty, or a Board meeting for six–there is always an element of information you need to bring to the room. Learn how to shape up key principles in a way that creates ‘aha’ moments for everyone involved.

✅ Gather simple tools for encouraging open discussion, collaboration and consensus.
There is more to workshop design than “break into groups and share back”. In this workshop you will gather a bunch of new activities, tools, tips and techniques for creating a workshop that is both engaging and productive. How can you get groups to go below the surface and have meaningful discussions in a productive way.

✅ Practical techniques for managing workshop challenges and disruptions.
Not everyone arrives at a workshop with an open mind and ready to engage. Discover simple ways to challenge behaviour, disrupt power dynamics, and keep the workshop on-time and on-track.

✅ PLUS learn how to apply all these ideas in an online workshop too!

Register for the next public workshop or get in touch to chat about an in-house workshop for you team.


October 23, 2024 9:00 am to 4:00 pm NZDT
October 24, 2024 9:00 am to 4:00 pm NZDT


The Atrium Cafe and Conference Centre, Tauranga


Members: $749.00 +GST
Non Members: $995.00 +GST


Big thanks Kerri! I am so thankful for this workshop and The Facilitators Network. I’m blown away by how you facilitated our learning about facilitation, by using so many facilitation strategies – layer upon layer upon layer.

Laurel Stephens


I wasn’t sure if I would get enough out of this workshop, because I do this alot. But Kerri made sure I got some tools, tips and tricks in the areas I needed, so that it was well worth my time. Highly recommend.

Katie-Anne Dimond

Waikato Regional Council

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