Small Group Discussion Facilitation - Aristotle's Cafe
What you'll learn
- Successfully lead a great 1 hour small group discussion with ease and minimum preparation
- Ask better questions
- Create a welcoming and safe environment for participants
- Facilitate in a way that allows all participants to be involved and share their opinion
- Think critically, listen, communicate, and improve cultural and self-awareness
- Computer speakers
- A desire to be a better leader
- Interest in facilitation
- Desire to succeed
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We are living in a world that’s more connected than ever yet somehow it feels that instead of coming closer together, we are often pushing further apart. It’s Time to Have Discussions that Matter.
Doing this produces well-rounded citizens ready to engage and become leaders in our globalized world. Do you want to learn how to improve your leadership, critical thinking, public speaking, active listening, cultural intelligence, personal development, and communication skills?
Aristotle’s Cafe creates a dynamic environment that a group of strangers together to put their phones down and engage in discussions that matter.
We give you a safe community to share your ideas, your opinions, and your questions. Learn through conversation and free expression. At the same time tear down political, religious, and social boundaries.
Sometimes we forget how good it feels to be listened to. Bringing people together and creating a space for someone to be heard is a powerful thing.
If you believe that every person should have the chance to be heard and respected. Follow the link, be part of a discussion that matters, be part of our community.
This course will focus on the Aristotle's Cafe Discussion format to guide you through mastering Facilitation.
If so, Mastering the art of Facilitation is right for you!
Become a master of leading small group discussions, understand what it means to be a process expert and learn how to use the skills from this course anywhere you find yourself in the world. Better yet, you will be able to create a community around leading discussions and have the ability to take yourself through your own journey of self-improvement and career success along the way.
This course is made up of everything a facilitator needs to know to find success in leading and organizing small group discussions at the office or at a local venue.
Hosting Small Group Discussions:
Creating an Environment
Picking a Venue
Mastering Facilitation Skills:
Instructors and Facilitators
Perfecting the Introduction
Leading the Discussion
The Epiphany Question Method
Ending the Discussion
Promoting Your Event:
Other Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Create a Great Community
This course will teach you how to be more effective in all areas of your life.
Learning to Facilitate will completely change the way you approach business and personal situations.
What People Are Saying About Hassan and his courses:
"Brilliant course. My business facilitates peer group discussion for C-suite executives. This will help me tremendously with my job as facilitator of these meetings."
"Specifically, this course teaches you how to organise and facilitate regular small group discussions. However, more broadly, the course gives you the tools to improve your communication skills and use them FOR GOOD."
"I love this course! I've been creating my own events for 2 years, but I still learn a lot from Hassan. I love the step-by-step information this course provides. I will get to make so much use of it."
"Very good and easy to understand content with good clarity on the overview and objectives. To be a good facilitator is definitely a challenge. This course provided essential insights as well as information on blind spots in facilitation along with tips on how to deal with them."
"These instructional videos are concise, interesting and informative. I am 100% pleased with the information presented and will recommend it to my associates."
"Aristotle's Cafe provides a great place to have interesting conversations with people you might otherwise never even meet. A positive space to learn about the world, people's opinions and self-leadership. Hassan connects the group through excellent facilitation, which allows for great networking and continued conversation afterwards."
--Daniel J. McIsaac
“The instructor is teaching me about things I never knew before e.x. bodylanguage, how groups communicate, etc. I'm starting to see how I can improve my communication and seeing how other's communicate in a new way."
"Great place to free your mind. I get to ask the questions that I have never asked myself before. Moreover, I get to know about me and other people better. It's so nice to know that you are not alone."
--Beau S. Tanapura
What am I going to get from this course?
The ability to successfully lead a great 1 hour small group discussion with ease and minimum preparation
Learn how to ask better questions
Improve your hosting skills, Master the ability to create a welcoming and safe environment for participants
Facilitate in a way that allows all participants to be involved and share their opinions
Improve your ability to think critically, listen, communicate, and improve cultural and self-awareness
Learn how to be a process expert
Improve your nonverbal skills, Learn body language by reading the participants movements and expressions
Increase your influence
What questions will this course answer for me?
What is facilitation?
How can I facilitation a small group?
What's the difference between a facilitator and an instructor?
How can I ask powerful questions?
As a facilitator, how can I use body language and non-verbal communication?
How can I run small group discussions effectively?
Who this course is for:
- Individuals looking to improve their communication skills
- People interested in studying/working outside of your home country
- Individuals interested in Philosophy
- Business Owners
- Public Speakers
- Global Citizens
- Focus Group Facilitators
Hassan Ghiassi is the Founder of The Dialogic Approach and Curriculum Designer & Head Facilitator Aristotle's Cafe and has brought this unique approach to small group discussions globally. In 2019, he was invited by TEDx to deliver a talk entitled "How Discussions That Matter Create Empathy." Hassan continues to train others in leading small group discussions, and does consulting for organizations looking to build healthy dialogues within their communities.
His goal is to help others improve their communication skills - taking the mystery out of creating engaging conversations, captivating speakers, and masterful leaders.
A lover of communication - he has found success living and working across three continents. Not only overcoming cultural and language barriers but finding a way to turn every situation into a positive one.
For more on his discussion methodology check out The Dialogic Approach.