Two-Day Interactive and Experiential Workshop on Nurturing Facilitation Skills


Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai 400 088

Engaging People, Empowering Teams and Exceeding Goals by conceptualizing & executing well-designed facilitation processes.

Organised by TISS Alums Association & 60 Bits Consulting

Why Facilitation Skills?

The role of the Team Leader has undergone a tremendous change in the last few years. On one hand is the growing importance of understanding organisation’s goals and being aligned with it. On the other is the increasing importance of being the driver of culture and a person who enables common thinking and commitment / ownership across the organization especially when changes happen.

To do this, the Team Leader needs to be able to influence co-workers across levels in the organization and be able to intervene appropriately in various situations to enable shared commitment and alignment to a common goal / purpose. The outcome of doing this is high performance of the organization and enhanced engagement of people.

The skill to be able to get collective engagement and alignment is what Facilitation is all about. Being facilitative is a different way of interacting with co-workers and viewing a task. According to Webster’s dictionary, “Facilitate”, from the root word “facile”, is to “make easy or easier”. It means functioning with a mindset of serving others, allowing the group and the situation to “be in control”. As a team leader, this emphasis on people skills is powerful. Instead of having to “know”, you need to build the capacity for more people to “be in the know”

Program relevant for?

We believe ‘Nurturing Facilitation Skills’ is for anyone who appreciates great management and leadership, no matter income, location, and job title. It is for anyone who leads meetings of any kind. This workshop will be useful for those who lead teams and need to get the best out of them or those who need to get ownership of teams for action. Also, those who believe that they would be able to put into practice the learning post a workshop. Accordingly, the program would be suitable for the following:

  • HR / OD Professionals
  • L&D Heads
  • CSR Executives / Professional
  • Hospital Managers
  • Trainers, Team Leaders / Line Managers
  • Project Heads / Leaders
  • NGOs / Community Mobilisers
  • Startups & Entrepreneurs (young business)

Workshop Content:

  • What is Facilitation?
  • 4Ds – Stages of Facilitation
  • Competencies of Facilitator
  • Divergence Tools
  • Convergence Tools
  • TEAMSHIP - Practical application of framework using facilitation skills for creating high performing teams
  • Working live on workplace situations
  • Practice and Delivery of Facilitation


  • Build foundations and basics of Facilitation skills
  • Develops or enhances the skills needed to facilitate
  • Helps organizations achieve business goals through effective and efficient learning and development practices
  • Equips facilitators with tools to support sustainability and application of learning
  • Certificate of Participation, Group Photograph and Fee concession in Advanced Course.

Workshop Methodology: This is entirely a participatory workshop without a powerpoint presentation. Therefore seats are limited and late applications will not be entertained; act now.

Learning Investment: Rs. 20,000/- (inclusive of taxes)

  • Rs. 17,500/- for TISSAA Life Members.
  • Fees includes a Participant’s kit, tea-snacks and Lunch for both days.
  • Partial financial support for limited Grassroots NGO Representatives.

Accommodation: Outstation participants will have to manage their accomodation. However we will assist participants in getting accomodation.

For Participation Support: 022-2552 5918

Registration: Please download and fill the REGISTRATION FORM and mail a scan copy to

For brief understanding know your Facilitators

Shyam - Founder of 60 Bits Consulting, an HR & OD Consulting firm based out of Mumbai, is a Human Resources professional, with over 19 years of value-added experience in developing high performing workforce and creating people excellence for large organizations. After a delightful and long professional career spanning with Tata Group, that spanned 12+ years at Tata International, Tata Power and in leading and heading HR function at Tata Power SED for 9 years, Shyam decided to step down from full time employment and venture into new pursuits and pursue his entrepreneurial dream of running a truly professional company and help organizations achieve long term value creation through a systematic process of building HR excellence in all facets of business.

Kala is a Co-Founder of 60 Bits Consulting and has a mind of an eternal student, innovator and creative artist. Kala has several certifications and is a practitioner of Improv Drama, Theatre of Oppressed and also a Playbacker that are necessary aids for being a Facili Teacher and Creative Facilitator.