Facilitative Leadership: Maximising Team Contributions


Course introduction

Are you bringing out the best in your people and teams? Companies need managers, but people and teams need leaders. Facilitative leadership is about tapping the power of participation. It gets team members to know that they are valued, it creates support and maximises the team’s contributions, and establishes team members’ ownership in generating solutions and desired outcomes.
This course equips leaders and managers with the mindset and skills to maximise team contributions and effectiveness through a facilitative leadership style and process. It expands their ability to generate engagement and bring out the best in individuals and teams.

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors or team leaders who are seeking to enhance their leadership styles through a facilitative process to engage their team members in their organisations.

Course Outline

  • Define Facilitative Leadership
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Facilitative Leader
  • Grow teams with a sense of ownership
  • Apply specific tools and techniques that foster high engagement
  • Lead with the Focused Conversation model
  • Use different decision-making methods
  • Deal with challenging team members
  • Identify ways to improve your facilitative leadership competencies

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile


Lionel is a passionate training and career development facilitator, and a people-oriented person with an energetic and motivated mindset. Lionel’s career spans more than three decades in roles such as leadership, operations, training, human resource management, event organisation, communication, policy development and managing high-performance teams. He has held positions as a senior military officer, a Learning and Development Manager in a leading pharmaceutical MNC, a Career Guidance Counsellor with MOE and as an independent corporate trainer. Besides collaborating with leading corporate training providers, Lionel is also an Adult Educator accredited by Skillsfuture Singapore to facilitate WSQ programmes such as the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) with the Institute for Adult Learning, and the Employability Skills (ES) and Leadership and People Management (LPM) programmes.

Lionel has presented at public events and at corporate workshops and seminars, facilitated groups and coached individuals. He has conducted workshops for the public and private sectors, non-profit organisations, MNCs as well as participants from the region. He has worked with front-line staff, supervisors, specialists and managers. Lionel has also contributed to the community; having volunteered his facilitation services at the Changi Prison, the Singapore Learning Festival, and the Singapore Government’s Feedback Unit, and as a Parenting Facilitator in St Nicholas Girls’ School. His training areas of interest are in Leadership and Management, Career Planning and Transition, Communication Skills, Coaching Skills, Facilitation Skills, Creativity and Innovation, and Team Effectiveness.

Lionel graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Management from the University of South Australia. He is an ACTA and DACE-qualified trainer, an ACCDF-qualified Career Development Facilitator, a DiSC Certified Behavioral and Career Consultant (CBCC), and a member of the Adult Educators Network.

Lionel is a strong advocate for people development and that a positive attitude is the precursor to success. Lionel's light-hearted and personable nature has actively engaged participants and leaves them ready to take on challenges at their workplace with an energetic and motivated mindset.