Develop your skills and deepen your understanding of the facilitation process

Date:
Thursday 15th May 2014
10.00 - 16.00

Location:
TCPA 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AS

Bookings and info:
Talk Action
T: 0207 324 4775
E: jelliott@talkaction.org

100% of delegates on the previous facilitation courses thought the training was 'good' or 'excellent'


Chris
Facilitated by:

Chris Church

Chris Church has worked in the voluntary sector and as a consultant for over 25 years. He is an experienced advisor on community and sustainable development issues, with a wide range of experience at international, national, and community level. He is an associate of the Community Development Foundation and a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network.

Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and many local councils. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.

This dynamic course looks at the type of work a facilitator may take on. Including designing events, getting ‘buy-in’ from those attending, ensuring inclusiveness, with a special focus on dealing with problems and conflicts.

The interactive day will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator encourages long term community development. It 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.

Learn how to:

• Engage people at the start of an event using appropriate techniques
• Encourage creative thinking
• Understand conflict and resolution within groups
• Identify potential problems including non-engagement, diversionary and conflict issues
• Design and plan short and long events
• Finish and close an event in a clear and positive manner
• Answer the question - ‘What is facilitation?’
• Assess your own strengths and styles to develop your techniques

Who should attend this course?

This one day course is designed for those who have some experience of facilitation and would like to learn new ways to work and tackle some of the problems that can arise. You will learn new techniques, styles and understand the theory behind how to facilitate successfully. The day expands on ideas looked at in our introductory course,‘Facilitation Training’, but is not a pre-requisite to attending this course. If you are unsure if this is the appropriate course for you please do give us a call.

Costs

£415: Large businesses
£318: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£170: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
(Contact us for in-house training quote: jelliott@talkaction.org)

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us for further details.

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

For bookings and information please contact Jonathan:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
Email: jelliott@talkaction.org

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Lots of meaty content - very engaging!
The Eden Project
Very interesting event - learnt a lot of great techniques.
Helena Merriott
Westminster Council
Extremely interesting and informative
Stephen Miller
Community Development Foundation