Advanced Facilitation Skills


Event Details


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

‘Thought provoking – getting me to use common sense and emotional intelligence’ Sam Ghibaldan (Citizens’ Advice Scotland)

‘Very useful and insightful’ Mary Church (Friends of the Earth Scotland)

‘Interesting and challenging’ Jane Middleton (Lothian Conservation Volunteers)

An exciting and challenging day that looks deeply at group dynamics and the role you play as a facilitator. This course helps facilitators to deal with power, conflict and big personalities! A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your confidence as a facilitator or workshop leader.

This will be unlike training you’ve experienced 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 mindset 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 processes

Who should attend this course?

The event will benefit anyone working with groups of people in the role of facilitator/workshop leader, in formal or informal settings. Whether you are a novice wanting to start out with a deep grounding, or an experienced facilitator wishing to develop your current understanding and practice, this course will provide a valuable insight into good facilitation.

Costts

£425: Large businesses

£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses

£195: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals.

Contact us for an in-house training quote.

Concessionary rates are available for unwaged people. Please contact us for further details. Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

Bookings and information please contact:

Tel: 0207 324 4775

Email: training@talkaction.org

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