Facilitation Training

with Peter Woodward and Mia Forbes Pirie

Mia recently trained Panel Leaders at a conference and helped them and conference leaders to have more interactive discussions. Here’s what her client had to say:

We’re all just back from the C4E Forum, which I dare to say was a great success. Panel leaders really followed your advice, and sessions were more interactive than I’ve ever seen at a conference.

Renée Bruel

European Climate Foundation

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Mia and Peter run a two day intensive facilitation training course. Here’s what a recent client had to say:

There are SO many colleagues at Ecologic who would have LOVED to join your training but did not get a spot. Especially after all the positive feedback from those who did participate, it was decided to put on another one this year. The interest at Ecologic is simply overwhelming.

Elena von Sperber

Dialogue and International Exchange, Ecologic Institute

We have observed that many training courses give people a basic idea of what facilitation is about. Few truly prepare the participant for the reality they encounter in the room. Building on years of practical experience, we have developed a deeper training programme tailored to the specific needs of course participants.

Good facilitation demands a combination of mind-set and practical skills: on our programmes participants develop both. Research consistently shows that the best learning happens through practice. Our programme is hands-on during the class-room phase and also includes a personal action plan and one to one coaching following up.

On our two-day courses, participants will:

  1. Learn practical skill-sets
  2. Grow in confidence and competence
  3. Identify a personal action plan to support their future development
  4. Follow-up in a one to one session with a programme leader
  5. Get feedback from programme leaders on their process design

For more information contact mia@miaforbespirie.com or peterwoodward@questnet.co.uk


We had an intense but great week in Lisbon and your training was certainly the highlight. Thank you so much! Everyone I talked to really liked and valued it.

Peter Ulrich

European Secretariat, ICLEI