Centre for Lifelong Learning

Centre for Lifelong Learning invites you to a "Certificate Program in Practitioner Skills for Facilitation (5 Days)"


Date and time: April 15, 2020 10:00AM - April 19, 2020 6:00PM

Venue: Green Room, Convention Centre, Naoroji Campus, TISS, Deonar Farm Road, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 88

Certificate Program in Practitioner Skills for Facilitation (5 Days)

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Date and Time: Wednesday, 15th April, 2020, 10:00 AM – Sunday, 19th April, 2020 , 6:00 PM

Venue : Green Room, Convention Centre, Naoroji Campus, TISS,
Deonar Farm Road, Deonar, Mumbai – 400 88


TISS (Centre for Lifelong Learning) and the Outdoor Adventure Management Facilitation (OAM) initiative to provide development and CSR sector professionals a skill programme to unleash their creativity and imagination in making workplace learning a joy.

Why is this programme needed?

Talented Employees need great facilitators to bring out the best in them.

In today's highly competitive world of work, effectively managing employees is often a daunting task. Workplace stress levels have risen, fueled by a number of factors. Not only does this emerge in the corporate sector, but so also in the developmental / social sector where having to work with limited infrastructure & resources adds to the stressful environment. Together, the developmental / social sector, the corporate sector and the large public institutions / government constitute the totality of organizations each serving society in their own way. Employees in all the above, now have employment opportunities available to them all over the world and retaining them is a challenge.

Large number of supervisors managers and leaders are realizing that autocratic authority and power simply do not work. To become engaged with their work, people need to know where they fit in the organization and have the freedom & support to make meaningful decisions and contribute innovative ideas. It is here that supervisors, managers be they in the corporate or in the development sector, are called upon to facilitate the sustained growth of their employees.

In summary, development professionals, CSR managers, supervisors, and change agents now are expected to exercise various facilitative roles.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the five days, participants will be able to:

  • Define facilitation and its use with in-depth learning about methodology and processes.
  • Demonstrate the practice of a range of facilitation methods – for teams & larger groups
  • Select and appropriately apply facilitation tools and processes at the workplace.
  • Add facilitation as an innovative approach in their current practice of teaching & training for clients, staff teams and in their personal interactions.


The program is designed in the form of Four comprehensive program Modules so as to understand facilitation as a process and to evolve as a Participatory Facilitator within the organisation and in one's life.

The 5 days of face-to-face interaction include:

  • 3.5 days Facilitation Skills Workshop (learning phase).
  • 1.5 days Practice Sessions. (doing, practicing and synthesizing phase).

The Four Modules are as follows:

Module I : The Making of a Facilitator

Module II : Facilitation Works – Witnessing Facilitation Processes

Module III : From 'Knowing' to 'Being'

Module IV : Designing, Practicing & Demonstrating Facilitation


Experiential, learning through doing, Group Exercises, brainstorming, role plays, demonstration by participants and on-the-spot feedback.

Target Audience

Development professionals, change agents, CSR, HR and L & D professionals.


  • Rs. 25,000 + 18% GST per participant for the 5-days.
  • Includes tea/coffee & lunch. Does not include accommodation & transport for participants.
  • 25% discount for Project Staff of TISS


TISS Guest House at Rs. 1700 + 18% GST per night (excluding breakfast & dinner). To avail this please contact facprac@tiss.edu. Limited availability on early booking only.

Faculty Bio

Mr. Yateen Gharat is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) from the International Association of Facilitators. He is a certified trainer for MBTI and ACC Certified Performance Enhancement Coach. He is an advanced life coach for NLF and a visiting faculty with educational colleges/institutes in Mumbai with over two decades of experience in conducting group process facilitation, and capacity building sessions for development and corporate organizations. Yateen Gharat is the CEO of Bang on Facilitators and the Founder Director of Outdoor Adventure Management Facilitation (OAM).

Prof. Nasreen Rustomfram holds a doctoral degree from TISS in the area of management of human service organizations. Joining TISS in 1985, presently she is Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Lifelong Learning at TISS, Mumbai. She is certified in the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Technology of Participation Methods since 1995 and has been practicing these in her teaching and facilitation work. She is a certified Trainer for Leadership Beyond Boundaries conducted by Centre for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, USA and a certified Trainer for Leadership Development conducted by the Centre for Creative Leadership, Singapore at TMTC, Pune. She has been a Key Trainer / Facilitator for the nationwide programme Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education conducted across 14 States of India under the aegis of the University Grants Commission.

Dr. C. Saigita : With almost 20 years of experience in Academia, Saigita specialises in Social Work with Criminology and Correctional Administration as her core subject. Her area of interest and work largely includes issues around Youth, Life Skills, Interpersonal Skills, lifelong learning, Pedagogy, Crime Prevention, Leadership Skills, Volunteerism, Skill Development, Policies, Schemes and Services of Youth, Issues of Elderly etc.

Saigita is a Master Trainer for Youth Leadership and People Skills programme of the Institute. She has trained college lectures, Government people, Teachers, College/University students, NGO Personnel across India over this subject. She has trained Corporates in Learning and Development too. Her deep understanding of learning, management, leadership & personal development enables her to work with professionals from the Social Sector, Corporates as well as Government sector.

As a Researcher, Saigita has contributed immensely to the field and knowledge of Social Sciences by undertaking several research-based projects eg. An Evaluation Study of NSS in India sponsored by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India for the XIIth plan commission, Problems of Elderly Women: A Study of M-East Ward, Mumbai sponsored by TISS so on and so forth.

She has been bestowed with “Bharat Vikas Award” by Institute of Reliance, Bhuvaneshwar for her contribution to the field of Youth Leadership.

How to Apply:

  • Download and fill the application form and send it to facprac@tiss.edu by 9th April, 2020.
  • Non-refundable deposit of Rs. 5,000 on approval of application form; balance payable by 10th April, 2020.
  • In the event an applicant cannot attend the program, the deposit will be carried forward up to 12 months