Feb. 21 Free Seminar Global Facilitation Workshop “SPOTlight on Facilitation in Japan” Mini Session


Purpose of this seminar

This Seminar is a taster session for Global facilitation workshop program “SPOTlight on Facilitation”. In this seminar, participants can know what “SPOTlight on Facilitation” looks like and experience one of sessions.

■For Whom

-Human resource department leaders or L&D leaders who’re concerned about global leader training
-Those who’re interested in joining this type of workshop.


21 February 19:30~21:00
*We’re going to have a small networking party from 21:00 in the venue


Level 2 Hirakawa-Cho Fushimi Bld. 1-4-3 Hirakawa-Cho Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo

■Seating capacity

20 participants


Knowledge Signs Co Ltd


Stefan Nüsperling
Hideyuki Yoshioka(Bilingual co-facilitator)

■Attending fee

-Taster session only : Free
-Taster session and networking party:1,000 Yen

■You can know what “SPOTlight on Facilitation” looks like thorough a taster session

This Seminar is a taster session for Global facilitation workshop program “SPOTlight on Facilitation”. In this seminar, participants can know what “SPOTlight on Facilitation” looks like and experience one of sessions.

What is required for global leaders? In order to encourage full participation and empower the performance of the diverse group, facilitation should be the key skill.
Global facilitation workshop program “SPOTlight on Facilitation” is developed in Singapore and designed to enhance facilitation skill under the diverse situation in this global era.

In Japan, Knowledge Signs runs “SPOTlight on Facilitation” as 2-day open course, all sessions are conducted in English. Almost 100 participants which include Japanese and Non-Japanese joined this workshop in the past 2 years.

In this taster session seminar, we have a presentation about what “SPOTlight on Facilitation” looks like” and give you an opportunity to experience one of sessions.

*This seminar is conducted in English, occasionally the explanation in Japanese added.

■Seminar Agenda

19:30~19:45 Opening & Icebreaking
19:45~20:10 Presentation “What is SPOTlight on Facilitation?”
20:10~21:00 Workshop taster session
21:00~ Small networking party in the venue

*This seminar is conducted in English, occasionally the explanation in Japanese added.


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 CEO of Knowledge Signs Co Ltd

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

■What is “SPOTlight on Facilitation” ?

Practical facilitation method

SPOT on facilitation is original method by Prabu Naidu and Janice Lua, which enhances you to acquire basic and practical facilitation.
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

Upcoming SPOTlight on Facilitation workshop in Japan March 16-17

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 diverse situation

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

Workshop Flow

Day 1
-Definition of facilitation and the 4D facilitation model
-4 key factors of process facilitation, S.P.O.T (Space, Process, Outcome, Time)
-Core practices of a facilitator
-Flipchart and other creative visual aid best practices
-Introduction to the basic process tools for facilitating discussions

Day 2
-Practice the basic process tools
-Determine clients’ requirements in a facilitated process
-Practice: facilitation demo-practice with break-out groups using case study
-360 degrees feedback

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

#Quick report of the past workshop page is here.
Quick Report of Global Facilitation Workshop “SPOT on Facilitation in Japan” on 23-25 June 2016.

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.

This is tha past SPOT Alumni Gathering report

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1-4-3 Hirakawa-Cho Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo Japan
◆9 mins by walk from JR-Line/Odakyu-line/Keio-Line Shinjuku station Exit West ◆2 mins by walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-Line NIshi-Shinjuku Station Exit C12 ◆6 mins by walk from Toei-Subway Oedo-Line Tochomae Station Exit A1