9-10 November 2018 Facilitation training conducted in English “SPOTlight on Facilitation

What you will experience •Learn everything you need to know about global standard facilitation process, methods, tools and core practices
•Gain knowledge of Facilitation 4 layers process Clarify requirement, Design agenda, Deliver facilitation, and Debrief
•Learn how to use 14 fundamental tools for effective facilitation
•Learn how to manage key factors for better facilitation “S.P.O.T” Space, Process, Objectives, Time.
•Practice facilitating demo sessions for a diverse, multicultural group in English
•Enhance core practices through role play practices
•Receive feedback from our certified master facilitators and your fellow learners
*This workshop is conducted in English.
For Whom This course will enhance your capability as global leader, manager, trainer, consultant, whoever tries to help the group yield creative discussion by applying facilitation.
The attributes of past attendees are as below
– IT department leaders or engineers in charge of global issues
– HR department leaders or staffs in charge of global issues
– Sale leader or staffs involved in international sales activities
– R&D researchers who work together with various counties’ staffs
– Employees who will be transferred to outside Japan
– Professional involved in teaching, training, coaching, consulting and
Date/Time 9 Friday- 10 Saturday November 9:00-18:00
Venue KFC Hall&Rooms
1-6-1 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Seating capacity 16 participants
Organizer Knowledge Signs Co Ltd
Facilitators Janice Lua Co-founder of Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS)
Stefan Nüsperling
Hideyuki Yoshioka(Bilingual co-facilitator)
Attending fee ●Early Bird Rate(Registration by October 9)  108,000 Yen(Including tax)
●Regular Rate(Registration after October 10) 118,800 Yen(Including tax)
*Payment in advance basically needed.
Registration Form Registration via Peatix

5 Reasons Global Leaders NEED Facilitation Skills

Facilitation is the art and science of helping groups be more effective in their meetings and decision-making.
The tools and processes applied in facilitation encourage groups to use their diverse backgrounds, values, interests and capabilities to make higher quality decisions, increase their productivity, and improve their group dynamics.
In short, facilitation enhances the interactions between individuals and groups in order to focus on results.

Group Process Facilitation is a rapidly expanding worldwide profession that plays a vital role in the workings of business, government and communities across the globe.
There is a growing demand for global leaders who can help groups accept diversity, build consensus, maximize participation and move toward action.

#5 Reasons Global Leaders NEED Facilitation Skills

1.To help groups focus on a common objective under the diverse situation

2.To assist in planning and making decision for more critical topics

3.To help groups generate and synthesize ideas by borrowing diverse perspective

4.To manage conflict that comes from the difference of cultural background

5.To encourage groups implement action plans by assuring collaborative environment

For Whom

This course will be life changing for everyone who wants to excel in the following areas:

– Facilitating meetings, workshops, & trainings that engage all participants
– Organizing and Designing workshops, offsite meetings and trainings which invite various back ground groups across the globe.
– Applying facilitative style to management, consulting, Teaching, training or any other professions.
– Teaching learners in an engaging and facilitative way encouraging self determination

The attributes of past attendees are as below
– IT department leaders or engineers in charge of global issues
– HR department leaders or staffs in charge of global issues
– Sale leader or staffs involved in international sales activities
– R&D researchers who work together with various counties’ staffs
– Employees who will be transferred to outside Japan
– Professional involved in teaching, training, coaching, consulting

What you will learn

●Practical facilitation method

SPOT on facilitation is original method by Prabu Naidu and Janice Lua, which enhances you to acquire basic and practical facilitation.
This workshop contains a plenty of outcomes as below

●4D Facilitation Model defines facilitation process as below.

D1: Determine Requirement
D2: Design the Session
D3: Deliver & Debrief the Session
D4: Discover New Learning(by Facilitator)

You can learn fundamentals of facilitation according to these 4D steps

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●How to manage important factors for creative environment, S.P.O.T (Space, Process, Outcome, Time)
●14 effective tools for Divergent & Convergent process
●Core practices to demonstrate functional facilitation
●How to determine objective, output and business outcome
●How to design appropriate agenda
●Best practice tips in using the flip chart and other process facilitation tools
●Effective facilitation techniques for a diverse audience in English

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Practical Training

On Day2, you will have facilitation demo-practices using commonly occurring business situations cases.
Partciipants with beak-out groups are needed to design process facilitation on your own way with the suggestion of process tools.
In order to design the process, group members have to consent like actuall meeting.
After the demonstration, participants will have constructive feedback from peers and coaches.

Group dynamics under the diversity situation

Participants will join from not only Japan but also various countries. Under the diversity, you can learn how to enhance group dynamics.


Workshop Flow

Day 1
-Definition of facilitation and the 4D facilitation model
-4 key factors of process facilitation, S.P.O.T (Space, Process, Outcome, Time)
-Core practices of a facilitator
-Flipchart and other creative visual aid best practices
-Introduction to the basic process tools for facilitating discussions

Day 2
-Practice the basic process tools
-Determine clients’ requirements in a facilitated process
-Practice: facilitation demo-practice with break-out groups using case study
-360 degrees feedback

#You can review a workshop flow shortly in this 10mins workshop report video.

#Quick report of the past workshop page is here.
Quick Report of Global Facilitation Workshop “SPOT on Facilitation in Japan” on 23-25 June 2016.

You can join continuous learning community as SPOT alumni

All participants automatically become a part of the SPOT on Facilitation in Japan alumni community gaining access to on-going opportunities for practicing global facilitation.
We constantly organize SPOT Alumni Gathering in every other month.

This is tha past SPOT Alumni Gathering report


Registration Form Registration via Peatix


Testimonial of past attendees

Testimonial interview of past attendees 1

Testimonial interview of past attendees 2


Janice Lua  Co-founder of Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS)

 Janice Lua has a MSc (UK) in Technology Management and a MBA (Australia) in Entrepreneurial Management with more than 10 years experience facilitating organisation-wide change management, business process re-engineering, team building, creativity & innovation & strategic planning. She has facilitated regionally on social issues using methods such as The World Café, Open Space Technology and Future Search processes. She is a Senior National Business Excellence Assessor, Certified Management Consultant, Qualified Strengths
Deployment Inventory® Facilitator, PMI certified Project Management Professional, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an INIFAC Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) and CMF Assessor, and licensed Dynamic Facilitation Instructor. She co-founded the Facilitators Network in 2004 to upscale the competencies of facilitators in Singapore and the region. She co-authored SPOT on Facilitation.

Stefan Nüsperling
Stefan is a trilingual (German, English, Japanese) IT-Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Change Management, Agile Methodologies, Facilitation and Management 3.0. He has worked with multinational enterprises in the fields of Leadership as well as Software Development in Japan, South Korea and Germany. As a certified Scrum Master and the first licensed Management 3.0 facilitator in Japan he helps people to give them the ability to improve their organizations into innovative, high-performing and fun places to work.
He has run more than 30 public and in-house facilitated workshops in Japan with an average rating of 8.5 (of 10.0).


Hideyuki Yoshioka A bilingual co-facilitator
A organizer of this workshop, CEO of Knowledge Signs Co Ltd

Born in Kobe City, 1963.Graduated from the department of business administration of Kobe University
in 1986. Firs career was built in Recruit Co. ltd., well known as “the most ambitious company bringing
out many entrepreneurs in Japan”. Founded Knowledge Signs Co. Ltd. in 2003.
Hideyuki has been actively involved in facilitation for over 14 years specializing in applying facilitation skills
to presentation training, sales training and project management training. Since 2013, he has presented
at the IAF (The International Association of Facilitators) Asia Conference for 3 years.
-IAF Certified Professional facilitator (CPF)
-SPOT on Facilitation certified trainer

Text Book SPOT on Facilitation


SPOT on facilitation shows 4 key elements for process facilitation Space, Process, Outcome, Time.
And it introduces many useful tools for process facilitation.
Participants can learn core competencies for a facilitator and learn how to use a plenty of methods and tools from SPOT on facilitation during workshop.
And also in actual business scenes you will be able to apply many methods and tools referring


Venue Access

KFC Hall&Rooms
1-6-1 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo

You can take JR Tamachi Station (5 minutes on foot) Subway Toei Asakusa Line · Mita Line Mita Station (7 minutes on foot)