Gain the practical tools and techniques to make your facilitation engaging and productive.

Date:
Tuesday 25th October 2016
10.00-16.00

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

Bookings and info:

T: 0207 324 4775
E: training@talkaction.org


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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.

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.

People attending this 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

(This is course gives you tools to use during your sessions. Our ‘Advanced Facilitation’ course looks more a power dynamics, privilege and rank when working with groups. See here for details)

Who should attend this course?

Talk Action have run this facilitation training skills course for over six years with consistently excellent feedback. 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

Costs

£425: Corporate/Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£195: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

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

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

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

For bookings and information please contact:

Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: training@talkaction.org

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Supported by

Environment Job
Extremely interesting and informative
Amber Moss
East Lothian Council
Very useful - Now confident in my community work
Barry Dunne
Scottish National Heritage
Useful and entertaining!
Rosslyne Mills
Community Woods