A highly practical course helping facilitators to deal with power, conflict & big personalities!

Date
14th October 2015
10.00 - 16.00

Location
St. Luke's Community Centre
90 Central street EC1V 8AJ, London

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

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


Matthew Herbert
Facilitated by:

Matthew Herbert

Matthew has been facilitating group work for 20 years. In that time he's worked with groups of many kinds- from co-operatives and co-housing projects to campaigning NGOs and community activist networks. Inevitably conflict has arisen and he has supported groups to deal with it. He specialises in facilitating groups, small and large, to consensus and he has co-authored several guides on the subject.

Matthew has worked with Amnesty International, Fairtrade Foundation, University of Liverpool, Greenpeace, 38 Degrees, The Scarman Trust, Campaign against the Arms Trade, Centre for Alternative Technology, Co-operatives UK and Friends of the Earth. He is a member of the Rhizome Cooperative- a coop specialising in conflict resolution, consensus building and facilitation of contentious issues.

A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your confidence as facilitator or workshop leader.

You will 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 also build your confidence and give you a solid basis on which to develop your own style and techniques.

A day of participatory and experiential learning that will cover:

  • What it means to be a facilitator
  • 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
  • To use questions effectively to draw out the experience of a group

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.

Costs

£425: Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£190: 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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Environment Job
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