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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Albert Park, Victoria

    Default What is the difference between training and faciliation?

    Hi there
    I am seeking a consise way to explain the difference between training and faciliation.

    Think bullet point definition.

    I am seeking a laymans definition that I can use when decribing the difference between the two for non HR, L&D and OD people.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009


    I would say the following,

    * Transfer knowledge/skills to staff through classroom style presentations, showing them how to do something and explaing models and theory
    * A trainer is the expert on the topic
    * Training can be oneway communication with questions afterwards

    * Not an expert in the field
    * Open communication in the group
    * Facilitator guide the group to the end goal without telling them what to do.
    * Guidance is done through great questioning techniques.

    This is my perspecive in a nutshell. PM me if you want to discuss in detail

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010


    Hi Colleen
    Here are some thoughts from me, including some points on presenting as well.


     Participants are present to learn
     Outcomes are based on learning
     Session plans are prepared to enhance the learning structure
     Instructor is the catalyst for learning
     Visual and training aids are used to illustrate learning points
     Involvement (experiential learning) is used to learn from others’ experience and retain interest
     Number of participants varies; usually under 50

     Participants are members of teams whose purpose is to achieve a common goal
     Outcomes are based on actions to take forward
     An agenda is used to structure the workshop for effectiveness
     The facilitator uses questions to develop individual involvement
     Flip charts are used to record team member input and ideas
     The facilitator manages the workshop structure and process, rather than the content
     Size is typically 5-9

     Audience is present to receive prepared remarks
     Outcomes are based on what is to be communicated ie. sell, inform, motivate, describe
     Presenters outline is structured on logic
     Presenter primarily answers rather than asks questions
     Visual aids are used to present data
     Communication is largely one way from presenter to audience
     Group can be any size

  4. #4
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    Apr 2010



    I like to look at it from another perspective...

    Training for skills development
    Facilitating for ideas generation
    Presenting for information emparting (is that a word??)

  5. #5
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    Nov 2010


    thanks for this, I needed to clarify the definition of facilitation for a job ad and this has helped me out and made it clear and concise!


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    Simliar to this question i need to define the difference between training and coaching?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Default Training and coaching

    Hi Megansant,

    I've often been asked this in my role in L&D by non L&D people and I use a football analogy (sport seems to work with so many people)

    When you train someone in football - you show them how to kick the ball. When coaching, you encourage them to remember what they learnt, use what they learnt and repeat past good performances.

    It's a rudimentary explanation but it seems to have worked well for me.

    Kind regards

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