Advanced Facilitation Skills

Event Details

This course helps you deal with power, conflict and big personalities!

An exciting and challenging day that looks deeply at group dynamics and the role you play as a facilitator.

“Thought provoking – getting me to use common sense and emotional intelligence” Sam Ghibaldan (Citzens’ Advice Scotland)

“Very useful and insightful” Mary Church (Friends of the Earth Scotland)

“Interesting and challenging” Jane Middleton (Lothian Conservation Volunteers)

A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your skills and confidence as a facilitator, meeting organiser or workshop leader.

This will be unlike training you’ve experience before – you’ll be challenged, engaged and hopefully excited while experiencing the power of deep facilitation. While this is a day of learning, it is also time for you to think about your work and share your experiences. You’ll be asked to analyse difficult situations and come up with your own solutions.

You will also develop your skills and attitudes as a facilitator in working with diverse groups and using participatory processes. We’ll look at what it means to be in the mind-set of a facilitator rather than to just ‘do facilitation’.

The day will include

  • What it means to be a facilitator
  • How to support groups to recognise and work with their power dynamics
  • Understand and deal with ‘problem’ behaviour
  • Cultivate empathy and the appreciation of differences
  • How to frame a group’s needs
  • Using questions effectively to draw out the experience of a group
  • Using non-hierarchical and participatory methods

Who should attend this course?

The event will benefit anyone working with groups of people, in the role of facilitator, in formal or informal settings. Whether a novice wanting to start out with a deep grounding, or an experienced facilitator wishing to develop their current understanding and practice, the course will provide a valuable insight into good facilitation. (If you’re looking for more practical workshop/facilitation skills our basic ‘Facilitation Training’ may be more suitable).


  • £489: Large businesses
  • £363: Large charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses
  • £242: Smaller Charities (under 15 Staff) and self-funded individuals

Prices include a fabulous hot buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

Concessionary rates for the unwaged and discounts for student available.

Bespoke courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you. Make an enquiry here:

For bookings and information please contact:

Tel: 0207 324 4775


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