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Facilitate Engagement

You know your content and have structured your lesson, so now how do you move from being lecturing as the sage-on-the-stage to being the -guide-on-the-side and really activate their learning? Learning activities that embrace multiple  of learning styles, levels and modalities empower and enrich the learning for your students.  Facilitating Engagement is like inviting people into your home and having the best party ever.  In Facilitate Engagement, you will be able to effectively facilitate your choice of:

Climate setting


Learning modes

Group dynamics

Small group activity

Problem solving activity

Strengths based learning activity


The Five Minute Facilitator (5MF) is an innovative facilitation format that:Cover 2 flip chart

Catapults your skills

Increases engagement

Accelerates learning

Increases productivity

Strengthens your confidence

Strengthens your performance review

Saves precious time, money, and resources for both you and your students

Culling the best of the best techniques from training thousands of trainers, The Five Minute Facilitator consists of hands-on, instructional design and facilitation workshops where you ‘learn by doing’… five minutes at a time.

Each class consists of 5 lessons

Each lesson includes 5 minutes of instruction and

25 minutes of small group coaching and experiential learning

The Five Minute Facilitator format of workshops is for those who:

Desire innovative facilitation techniques

Want to augment facilitation, training, teaching, skills

Don’t like writing papers!

Love experiential learning

Want to save time and money for…well…life!

The Five Minute Facilitator format, for all classes, includes:

Online forum to continue the conversation

This is a hands on workshop design workshop in a lovely retreat like setting.  Bring your idea and walk out with it planned! refreshed! energized! Let’s make learning easy, simple, clear, practical, and lots of fun!


Facilitate Engagement LIVE! Ladysmith, Vancouver Island $125

Extend your workshop designing day, bring your lunch, and combine Design Lessons AND Facilitate Engagement all in 1 day and save!


Design Lessons AND Facilitate Engagement LIVE! Ladysmith, Vancouver Island $197
Each coaching session is 60 minutes. Sessions may be combined. Sessions may take place on online or face-to-face.



‘I love the facilitation and encouragement you gave us to elaborate and come to our own conclusions.  I’ve never experienced this type of learning.  I feel engaged, present and full of exciting new ideas’

Student, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Victoria


‘Thank-you for reminding me that there’s no right or wrong, just my learning’

Student, Canadian School of natural Nutrition, Victoria


‘Thank you for an informative and aha filled afternoon. Your depth of experience and knowledge, along with your passionate and accommodating facilitation style enhanced my learning. I will now design my workshops with even more clearly stated objectives!’
Patricia Morgan
Author, Counselor and Past President, Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Calgary


‘Leslie, thank you so much for sharing your expertise today. It was a pleasure to watch an expert! I really liked how you used the analogy of travel to explain the 5 aspects you were covering. I look forward to continuing our conversations.’
Heather Martin
Program Manager and Facilitator


‘Thank you again, it was an insightful afternoon—I have already begun implimenting some great changes to my program and future programs.’
Melissa Parcels
Owner Solo Dental Hygiene Spa


‘In the “Five Minute Facilitator” course I learned so many life skills that help with communication, relationships, teaching and creating a space for incidental and fun learning. It’s a priceless course.’
Marilyn Foreman
Parental Advisor


‘A fabulous facilitation workshop with a fantastic trainer!’
Lehna Pickledbeats
Burlesque dancer and entrepreneur


‘I found it interesting, entertaining, kept me engaged, great conversations, I learned a lot and was able to action it right away. I would absolutely recommend it. 100%. I think anybody would get something out of it. Even the most experienced facilitators would find that it would make them think and redefine what they are doing or tweak what they are doing and re- engage with their participants in a better way.’
Jane Oxenbury
Registered Psychologist