Develop your skills and a deepen your understanding of the facilitation process

Tuesday 10th July

The Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Bookings and info:
Talk Action
T: 0207 324 4775

100% of delegates on the last course thought the training was 'good' or 'excellent'

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.

This interactive course will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator’s role can encourage 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.

People attending this course will learn how to:

1) How and when to hold meetings and when to use other approaches
2) Build a working relationship with an existing organisation or a group of individuals
3) Use appropriate tools and techniques
4) Develop facilitation work in ways appropriate to a range of diverse communities
5) Deal with problematic situations
6) Evaluate facilitated processes

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.

100% of the participants of the last course thought it was ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.


£395: Large businesses
£288: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£130: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

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

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

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

For bookings and information please contact Anna:
Tel: 0207 324 4775

Supported by

Environment Job
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Stimulating! Did not switch off once!
Christina Gardner
Kingston Council
The facilitator was very knowledgable and experienced
Isabella Montgomery
Freshwater Action Network
It was brilliant, I was very impressed!
Tom Cooper
Urban Roots