Learn Inclusive Facilitation for cross-cultural group, “SPOTlight on Facilitation@ZOOM” 4-day session starts from 19 January 2022

We organize an facilitation workshop for English speakers via online.

Facilitation is the key skill for global leaders to enhance creativity in cross cultural group.
Facilitation skill is basically to handle the discussion and lead process to ensure the groups find out better conclusion.
It helps clients or meeting organizers clarify the true requirement of the meeting and set up Objectives, Goals. And then facilitators join the meeting to lead the process of discussion in place by using various techniques, tools, frameworks and sometimes magic. 

This workshop will be run via online by using ZOOM and all session will be conducted in English.
Participants are expected to be cross-cultural and diverse back ground people.

Workshop details

This is an online workshop which will be held over 4 days in May and June.

-Workshop schedule
Day 1 January 19th 2022    6:30 PM~9:30 PM JST
Day 2 January 26th 2022  6:30 PM~9:30 PM JST
Day 3 February 2nd 2022    6:30 PM~9:30 PM JST
Day 4 February 9th 2022  6:30 PM~9:30 PM JST
※Participants need to attend all 4 days to complete learning.

-Video conference platform: ZOOM
This workshop will be run online via ZOOM. Participants need to download ZOOM application on own devices prior to the workshop.
Access information will be informed by a week before the workshop.
-Online Seats capacity: 10
-Organizer: Knowledge Signs Inc.
Hideyuki Yoshioka (English and Japanese bilingual)

-Attending fee
●Early bird rate (Registration by December 31st 2021) 66,000 Yen (Tax included)
※Payment needed by January 11.
●Regular rate (Registration after December 31st 2021) 71,500 Yen (Tax included)
※Payment needed by January 18.

It contains all 4-day sessions and text book “SPOT”.
※Cancellation policy
Cancellation within 1/1~1/11 50% of attending fee is refundable.
Cancellation within 1/12~1/18 20% of attending fee is refundable.
Cancellation after 1/19(Day 1)No refundable

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Why Facilitation?

In this global era, we need to work together with diverse background people. And maximizing group creativity while keeping diversity and encouraging inclusion is the most important role of global leaders.

Facilitation skill is the key skill for global leaders to achieve these objectives.

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 perspectives
4.To manage conflict and unsupportive behaviors 
5.To encourage groups to 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:

– Inclusive leadership to enhance the creativity diverse group
– Facilitating meetings, workshops, & training 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

You can take a look at the video here which shows how the workshop goes on.

What you will learn in SPOTlight on Facilitation@ZOOM

The original content of this workshop “SPOTlight on Facilitation” was developed by our partner, Facilitators Network Singapore(FNS) and knowledge Signs is an exclusive licensee in Japan.

This online workshop adapts “SPOTlight on Facilitation” to online format. And it covers the fundamental area of facilitation over 4-day session as below.

-Basic function of a facilitator

-Basic process of facilitation as 4D Model
 1. Determining the client’s requirement
 2. Design the agenda and process
 3. Delivery of facilitation
 4. Debrief and Discovery

-Facilitator’s core practices
-How to determine objective, output and business outcome

-How to design the appropriate agenda and process
-How to engage the group
-How to lead the process
-How to use effective frameworks and tools for divergent and convergent phase
-How to manage the difficult situation in the meeting

Agenda of 4 sessions is as below.

You can also learn how to manage online meetings.

In this era, online communication is rapidly prevailed. You need to be equipped to manage online meetings in place.

We accumulated a lot of knowledge how to manage online communication over the past few years. 
In this workshop, you will use various interactive tools to help engagement in online communication, and learn how to apply to your work place.

This workshop is a kind of show case of online meeting and good chance to enhance online communication skills.

You can join continuous learning community as SPOT alumni

All participants automatically become a part of the SPOT on Facilitation alumni community.
We constantly organize SPOT Alumni Gathering for the past attendees to learn much more about facilitation, coaching, leadership or other various areas.

This learning event was held via online in the past few months and we plan to organize both online and offline continuously.


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.
Hideyuki Founded Knowledge Signs Co. Ltd. in 2003.
Hideyuki has been actively involved in facilitation for over 17 years and had dealt with a lot of global meeting under the cross cultural situation. Particularly in the mixed group which contains Japanese and foreign participants, Hideyuki can address in exquisite way to encourage group dynamics based on his experiences.

-IAF Certified Professional facilitator (CPF)
-SPOT on Facilitation certified trainer
-Management 3.0 Licensed Facilitator


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.

This text book will be shipped to your location in case you live in Japan. You can use this textbook as a reference to help you learn the workshop content.

Aside from this text book, we will distribute handouts to you via online.

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