CASE AFRY MCD: Workshop facilitation skills for management consultants

AFRY Management Consulting is the leading advisor for the transitions of the energy and bioindustry sectors.

Passionate about transforming industries and creating value, AFRY believes that exceptional people with bold ideas drive change. Operating globally, AFRY addresses challenges and opportunities in energy, bioindustry, infrastructure, industrial, and future mobility sectors. Their services include strategic advice, market analysis, organizational and digital transformation, M&A, and sustainability consulting. 

With over 800 consultants in more than 20 offices across 5 continents, supported by 19,000 AFRY experts in design, engineering and digitalisation, they help clients solve critical business questions.

A decade of collaboration

Grape People started collaborating with Pöyry Management Consulting in 2014, named AFRY Management Consulting since 2020. AFRY Analysts, Consultants, and Managers in Energy, Bioindustry and Sustainability from around the globe use facilitation skills to manage successful internal and client workshops.

To date, more than 400 AFRY consultants have participated in facilitation training with consistently high ratings. Example feedback from trainings:

“Good pacing, enough breaks, I was able to stay focused for the whole duration of training.”

“Probably the best training I've had so far.”

“Keep up the excellent work! :)”

Facilitation skills give a competitive edge

Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Managers lead workshops, face to face and virtually. They also manage projects, lead project teams and initiate interaction with clients.

Facilitator competencies include skills such as:

  • Creating psychological safety in a meeting
  • Creating an equal and inclusive platform for discussion
  • Removing barriers to participation
  • Setting a clear meeting goal; and helping the group reach it in the given time frame
  • Building shared understanding and commitment to shared goals

Consultants in the modern age must also be able to implement their skills in the virtual setting, which places new challenges on facilitators.

Facilitation skills are central to developing as a consultant. When a consultant wants to advance into more senior positions, facilitation skills help to foster trust and collaboration.

“Grape People are facilitation experts who are highly skilled at getting learnings across, whether face to face or virtually.”

How can we help you succeed?

Facilitation can be used in a wide range of work situations. Let us help you combine the skills of your experts to achieve your common goals. We can train your staff in the necessary skills or come in as external support for an event that is important to you. The most precious thing is the time spent together – we make it truly valuable. When you want the guarantee of a successful event, we are the right partner for you. Our promise is that, working with us, you will never be alone. Tell us about your needs and together we will design the package that best serves you. We offer training and workshops in Finnish and English. More effective cooperation brings better results!