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 & big personalities!

Date
Wednesday 18th April 2018 9:45am - 4:15pm

Location
The Melting Pot, 3-5 Rose St, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

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

95% of delegates on the previous facilitation courses thought the training was 'good' or 'excellent'


Matthew

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 them 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.

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 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-hierarchal 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.

Costs

£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

Supported by:

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Thought provoking - getting me to use common sense and emotional intelligence’
Sam Ghibaldan
Citizens’ Advice Scotland
Interesting and challenging’
Jane Middleton
Lothian Conservation Volunteers
Really useful and insightful.
Mary Church
Friends of the Earth Scotland