Facilitation: From Brainstorming to Decision Making


2/7/2024 – 2/14/2024

  • February 7
  • February 9
  • February 14

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MT 

You will be able to access online materials for the course beginning on January 24, 2023.


FREE for participants in our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) $160 for participants outside our region. Waitlisting is free and if a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment.

Primary Competency

Communication Skills

Discover virtual facilitation strategies and their real-world applications. Join us now!

*Note: If you have participated in RM-PHTC's Facilitation Foundations online course, some of the content will be similar. This micro-course will go a little more in-depth an provide more opportunities to practice brainstorming to the decision-making process, specifically.

This three-part micro-course will provide in-depth practice and practical tools to support you as you facilitate the decision-making process with groups. Sessions will be highly interactive as participants explore facilitation processes, tips, and tricks for brainstorming, narrowing down and evaluating ideas, and coming to a decision. Whether you are working with a group of staff or community partners, build your confidence and fill your toolbox for inclusive and intentional facilitation practices.

Each session will build upon the previous, so please register only if you are able to commit to attending all three sessions. Space is limited.


We use a flipped-classroom approach, so you’ll work through course content independently and then connect with a small cohort of peers weekly for live learning sessions that provide an opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from others. This learning community promotes networking and self-reflection as part of developing one's self as a facilitator.

3 Live Learning Sessions: WED/FRI/WED 1Pm-3Pm (MT)

Each session will include a facilitated discussion among class participants related to that week’s topic. Below is the schedule for our live sessions.

2/07Session 1: Idea Generation and Brainstorming
2/09Session 2: Evaluating Ideas
2/14Session 3: Decision-Making

Successful completion of this course requires your participation in these sessions by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device.

weekly Online Learning activities

Each week, you must complete assigned online learning activities that include reading and watching videos. There will also be a short assignment in preparation for each live learning session that should take about an hour to complete.

course ACCESS

Look for an email from us two weeks before your first live session with instructions on how to access the course online. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu. Make sure you sign in prior to your first live session to complete the required activities and ensure you know how to connect with your camera.

Successful Completion

To earn a Certificate of Completion, you must complete the following:

  • Attend 2 out of the 3 live sessions.
  • Complete the post-course evaluation.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply facilitation strategies to brainstorm and evaluate ideas and make decisions.
  2. Describe inclusive facilitation strategies.
  3. Identify online collaboration tools that support the facilitation of a brainstorming-to-decision-making process.
Length of Learning Opportunity
6 hours over 3 days
Registration Information

Click on "Register Now" to register for the course. You will need to log in or create an account. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

Technical Requirements


You must join the Live Learning Sessions by video (an external webcam or built-in camera on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone). Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.


You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System approximately two weeks before the first Live Learning Session. You will need to sign in, do some activities, and make sure that you know how to connect to the Live Learning Session. Don’t worry about the technology!  We have staff to help you. You’ll receive all the information you need once you log in.

Geographic Relevance
Priority is given to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming.

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