It's the goal of every educational system in the world to produce 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?
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:
Mastering Facilitation Skills:
Promoting Your Event:
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:
"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?
Fully adaptable, skills that you can use for a lifetime, and a safe place to practice Facilitating. Everything you need to be an outstanding communicator, community builder, and leader.
Theory is nothing without action when it comes to learning how to better facilitate and communicate.
Aristotle's Cafe is a safe place for people to come together and take part in democratic discussion.
Always remember the reason behind holding these types of discussions.
Moving forward with a solid foundation
These tips will help with the overall experience participants have.
Location is one of the key elements in developing a loyal and consistent community.
Starting off as a great host will help very much throughout the discussion.
The elements to create a great environment and picking the correct venue.
Know the difference between the different styles and learn how to be an effective leader in any situation
The ability to set the stage for discussion is one of the most important elements to becoming a great Facilitator.
It's important to use non-verbal and verbal communication skills to master the art of Facilitation.
After you learn this method you'll have the ability to deeply engage participants for the rest of your life.
Just like any good form of communication - ending strong will leave a lasting memory for the people involved in the discussion.
You're on your way to mastering the art of Facilitation.
A quick overview of great tools you can use to promote.
Facebook is a wonderful FREE and easy to use tool. With close to 2,000,000,000,000 active users this is a great way to start things off.
There are tools and websites outside of Facebook that can be highly beneficial to use.
Now that you have the tools remember the values of Aristotle's Cafe and please let me know where you need more information and support. I will continue to add resources and help you achieve your goals.
This lecture will help you make your introduction even more powerful and also handle late comers with ease.
Through the use of body language, specific questions, and respect even the toughest situations can turn out well.
This is a common question that new Facilitators struggle with. These tips should help you find a good balance.
Some advanced tips for ending the discussion
Fallacies and/or illogical ways of thinking or arguing are only natural when you bring people from a variety of different backgrounds together. Learn how as a facilitator you can empower yourself and your participants to spot them.
You will learn about Sweeping Generalizations and False Extremes.
You will learn about False Analogies and Faulty Evidence or Misuse of Authority.
A variety of different Aristotle's Cafe session recordings.
Hassan Ghiassi is one of the founders of Aristotle's Cafe and has brought this unique approach to small group discussion globally. Awarded by the National Communication Association for Experiential Learning in 2011, he continues to train others in leading small group discussions.
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 Aristotle's Cafe.