Facilitation Training

 

Our Facilitation Training course gives you the practical tools and techniques to make your facilitation skills engaging and productive.

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

We will look closely at what facilitation is, the role facilitators may play and how facilitating can encourage long term community development. The day will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis on which to develop their own skills. You’ll take part in engaging exercises and discuss where you might or might not use them. You’ll look at ways to work with people in large and small groups and how and when to leave a group to their own devices. The day also covers the practical ‘tools and techniques’ that make meetings work.

"Very interesting event. Learnt a lot of great techniques."

Helena Merriott (Westminster Council)

People attending our Facilitation Training course will learn how to:

  • Plan meetings and design them to be effective and enjoyable
  • Make a meeting, workshop or training session work well as facilitator or chair
  • Build a working relationship with an existing organisation or a group of individuals
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques
  • Develop facilitation work in ways appropriate to different communities
  • Deal with problematic situations
  • Evaluate facilitated processes
  • Develop their communications skills

Who should attend this course?

The event will benefit anyone working with groups of people in formal or informal settings. Whether a novice starting out, or an experienced facilitator wishing to expand on their techniques, the course will provide a valuable insight into good facilitation. This course gives you tools to use during your sessions. Our Advanced Facilitation course looks more at power dynamics, privilege and rank when working with groups.

Course resources

Meet the trainer

Chris Church

Chris has been working professionally in the environmental & climate sector for over twenty years. He has delivered consultancy and training on climate communication for Talk Action to among others - Defra, The Environment Agency, Westminster Council, The European Commission, Friends of the Earth, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Groundwork, The Wildlife Trust, Natural England and the National Housing Federation. In fact there are very few organisations, community groups and national bodies that Chris hasn’t worked with in one capacity or another.

One of Chris’s main focuses in recent years has been enthusing those so called ‘hard-to-reach’ groups and disengaged – with great success across the UK!

 

Thinking bigger?

Bespoke versions of this course can be delivered at a date and locaton to suit you. Find out more about our bespoke and in-house training or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Enquire about our Facilitation Training course

There are currently no scheduled public dates for this course

Please get in touch with us for more details on how you can attend.


Any questions? Want to know more?

We’re always happy to answer any questions about our course. Drop us a line on training@talkaction.org or call us on 0203 488 7010.