Global Facilitation Training conducted in English "SPOTlight on Facilitation in Japan" 9-10 November


"A Facilitator is one who contributes structure and process to interactions so groups are able to function effectively and make high-quality decisions."

Global Facilitation Workshop

The SPOT on Facilitation certification program is a 2-day intensive workshop designed by certified master facilitators, and co-authors, Prabu Naidu and Janice Lau. For the third time this workshop is being brought to Tokyo in partnership with Knowledge Signs.

During this course you will learn everything you need to know about facilitation and provided with tons of opportunities to practice. Only in this course can you learn the FNS 4D Facilitation Model for designing and delivering facilitated interventions, the SPOT Framework of process facilitation, the 14 foundation processes for group process facilitation and so much more. Due to the hands-on approach of this course participation is limited to 18 learners guaranteeing that everyone receives the attention and feedback they deserve.

A unique feature of this course is the opportunity to practice facilitating discussions of a diverse, multicultural group, in English without leaving Tokyo.

For Whom

This course will be life changing for everyone who wants to excel in the following areas:

– Facilitating meetings, workshops, & trainings that engage all participants

– Organizing and Designing workshops, offsite meetings and trainings which invite various back ground groups across the globe.

– Applying facilitative style to management, consulting, Teaching, training or any other professions.

– Teaching learners in an engaging and facilitative way encouraging self determination

The attributes of past attendees are as below
– IT department leaders or engineers in charge of global issues
– HR department leaders or staffs in charge of global issues
– Sale leader or staffs involved in international sales activities
– R&D researchers who work together with various counties’ staffs
– Employees who will be transferred to outside Japan
– Professional involved in teaching, training, coaching, consulting

What You Will Learn

The SPOT on Facilitation® approach to facilitation is a unique method designed by Prabu Naidu and Janice Lua. The course has been designed to enhance learners skills in group facilitation with focus on mastering the core skills through practice.

This workshop contains a plenty of outcomes as below

●4D Facilitation Model defines facilitation process as below.

D1: Determine Requirement
D2: Design the Session
D3: Deliver & Debrief the Session
D4: Discover New Learning(by Facilitator)

You can learn fundamentals of facilitation according to these 4D steps

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●How to manage important factors for creative environment, S.P.O.T (Space, Process, Outcome, Time)
●14 effective tools for Divergent & Convergent process
●Core practices to demonstrate functional facilitation
●How to determine objective, output and business outcome
●How to design appropriate agenda
●Best practice tips in using the flip chart and other process facilitation tools
●Effective facilitation techniques for a diverse audience in English

Practical Training

On Day2, you will have facilitation demo-practices using commonly occurring business situations cases.
Partciipants with beak-out groups are needed to design process facilitation on your own way with the suggestion of process tools.
In order to design the process, group members have to consent like actuall meeting.
After the demonstration, participants will have constructive feedback from peers and coaches.

Group dynamics under the diversity situation

Participants will join from not only Japan but also various countries. Under the diversity, you can learn how to enhance group dynamics.

You can join continuous learning community as SPOT alumni

All participants automatically become a part of the SPOT on Facilitation in Japan alumni community gaining access to on-going opportunities for practicing global facilitation.
We constantly organize SPOT Alumni Gathering in every other month.

Workshop Flow

Day 1
  • Definition of facilitation and the 4D facilitation model
  • 4 key elements of process facilitation
  • Core practices of a facilitator
  • Flipchart and other creative visual aid best practices
  • Introduction to the basic process tools for facilitating discussions
  • Practice 1: Group role play designing and facilitating a case study
Day 2
  • Practice the basic process tools
  • Impact of preferred personality style on facilitation
  • Determine clients’ requirements in a facilitated process
  • Practice 2: Group role play designing and facilitating a case study

#You can review a workshop flow shortly in this 10mins workshop report video.


#Quick report of the past workshop page is here.



Janice Lua  Co-Founder of Facilitators Network Singapore (FNS)

Janice Lua has a MSc (UK) in Technology Management and a MBA (Australia) in Entrepreneurial Management with more than 10 years experience facilitating organisation-wide change management, business process re-engineering, team building, creativity & innovation & strategic planning. She has facilitated regionally on social issues using methods such as The World Café, Open Space Technology and Future Search processes. She is a Senior National Business Excellence Assessor, Certified Management Consultant, Qualified Strengths
Deployment Inventory® Facilitator, PMI certified Project Management Professional, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), an INIFAC Certified Master Facilitator (CMF) and CMF Assessor, and licensed Dynamic Facilitation Instructor. She co-founded the Facilitators Network in 2004 to upscale the competencies of facilitators in Singapore and the region. She co-authored SPOT on Facilitation.

Stefan Nüsperling

Stefan is a trilingual (German, English, Japanese) IT-Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Change Management, Agile Methodologies, Facilitation and Management 3.0. He has worked with multinational enterprises in the fields of Leadership as well as Software Development in Japan, South Korea and Germany. As a certified Scrum Master and the first licensed Management 3.0 facilitator in Japan he helps people to give them the ability to improve their organizations into innovative, high-performing and fun places to work.
He has run more than 30 public and in-house facilitated workshops in Japan with an average rating of 8.5 (of 10.0).

Hideyuki Yoshioka Bilingual Co-facilitator

Born in Kobe City, 1963.Graduated from the department of business administration of Kobe University
in 1986. Firs career was built in Recruit Co. ltd., well known as “the most ambitious company bringing
out many entrepreneurs in Japan”. Founded Knowledge Signs Co. Ltd. in 2003.
Hideyuki has been actively involved in facilitation for over 14 years specializing in applying facilitation skills
to presentation training, sales training and project management training. Since 2013, he has presented
at the IAF (The International Association of Facilitators) Asia Conference for 3 years.
-IAF Certified Professional facilitator (CPF)
-SPOT on Facilitation certified trainer


Knowledge Signs Co Ltd

Testimonial interview of past attendees 1

Testimonial interview of past attendees 2

Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2018
[ Fri ] - [ Sat ]
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM JST
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Accea Hanzomon Meeting Room 4
Early Bird Rate(Registration before October 9) SOLD OUT ¥108,000
Regular Rate(Registration after October 10) SOLD OUT ¥118,800
Venue Address
東京都千代田区隼町2-13 US半蔵門ビル 6F Japan
You can take JR Tamachi Station (5 minutes on foot) Subway Toei Asakusa Line · Mita Line Mita Station (7 minutes on foot)