Facilitation Template

Tool for Facilitation


A facilitation template outlines the details and order of the co-design activities for facilitators’ reference during the session. It can contain the following information for each activity:

  • Name
  • Goal
  • How long it takes
  • Format - e.g. individual activity, small group activity, or with the whole group.
  • Step by step instructions
  • Materials and tools needed
  • Arrangement of the physical space
  • Links to any online documents or templates
  • Any extra instructions or tips to support facilitators

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Keep track of all the moving parts during the session

Co-design sessions can be chaotic with a lot of things happening at once. It can be helpful for all facilitators to have one central document that contains all the details of the session.

Structure for planning

Co-design welcomes contributions to planning and facilitation by anyone who wishes to take part, whether they have previous experience or not. The template linked below provides a structure to help facilitators develop their own activities and consider all the details. This template can also help with planning your co-design sessions.

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Facilitation Template

You can use the following template as a starting point to creating your facilitation plan.

Facilitation Guide Template (Google sheet)

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