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TAE PD Week: Going Beyond the Baseline: Raising the bar with your Facilitation Skills

3 December 2024 1:00pm (AEST: QLD)
Online via Zoom Webinar

This webinar forms part of our TAE PD Week hosted by Velg Training and MRWED.  It aligns with the unit of competency TAEDEL411 - Facilitate vocational training

About this webinar

Macquarie Dictionary sums up ‘facilitation’ nicely: ‘To make something easier or less difficult’. An effective facilitator does exactly that, makes the learning process easier by using a range of purposeful techniques to drive learning outcomes.

This webinar explores ways to raise the bar with your facilitation skills, with a focus on influencing learner engagement, retention and behaviour during training.

Together, we’ll explore:

  • What it means to facilitate and why all trainers should adopt facilitation skills.
  • Key processes and factors that influence effective facilitation.
  • Processes for facilitating ‘learning through experience’ and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Both proactive and reactive ways of managing unproductive behaviours.
  • Simple techniques for maintaining composure during difficult situations.

During the webinar, Tony will share his ‘single most important learning theory/model all facilitators need to know’ and explain how it can be applied to any learning environment.   

Get ready for a session that gives you key principles for effective facilitation as well as addressing some of the little things like:

  • Why you shouldn’t speak for more than 10 minutes
  • Why groups of three are better than groups of four.
  • Why ‘learning from experience’ can be problematic.
  • Why your mindset is critical to managing difficult situations
  • Why encouraging ‘mind wandering’ is not a bad idea.

Key topics covered within webinar

By the end of this session, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Explain facilitation and the key practices of a facilitator.
  • Define factors that impact effective facilitation practice
  • Use experiential learning processes to enhance facilitation and learner outcomes.
  • Use proactive and reactive techniques to manage unproductive behaviours.

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

Tuesday 3rd December 2024
1:00pm - 2:30pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
2:00pm - 3:30pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
1:30pm - 3:00pm (ACST: SA)
12:30pm - 2:00pm (ACST: NT)
11:00am - 12:30pm (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

Those responsible for planning, preparing for and facilitating training to individuals or groups via a face-to-face/in-person delivery mode:

  • Trainers
  • VET Teachers
  • Training Managers
  • Curriculum Developers
  • Resource Developers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Tony Kirton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance


Tony Kirton


Tony Kirton is a facilitator and instructional designer with more than a 15 years’ experience in organisational learning and development and VET education.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to online and face to face learning, Tony delivers workshops, webinars and conference presentations with a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

As a facilitator, Tony primarily teaches educators and trainers how to design and deliver engaging and meaningful learning. In the past two years Tony has spent most of his facilitation time working with trainers, managers and senior leaders to improve their facilitation and presentation skills.

As an instructional designer, Tony has overseen and personally designed hundreds of training programs and more than one thousand assessment resources from more than 30 different vocational qualifications.

He holds a Master in Business and Commerce (spec. HR & IR) and two Diplomas in Vocational Training and Learning Design.

Continuing his passion for the education sector, Tony currently sits on the Board of Directors at a Rudolf Steiner School located in the Northeast of NSW.

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Tuesday, 3 December 2024

12:45pm (AEST: QLD) - 1:00pm (AEST: QLD) Join Time: Audio Test
1:00pm (AEST: QLD) - 2:30pm (AEST: QLD) Webinar

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter, Tony Kirton, before the session, please email

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