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

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

Bookings and info:
T: 0207 324 4774

‘Excellent days training!’
Robyn Lyons
(Fareham Borough Council)

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 confidence as facilitator 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. 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:

  • How and when to hold meetings and when to use other approaches
  • 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 a range of diverse communities
  • Deal with problematic situations
  • Evaluate facilitated processes
  • Develop their communications skills

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.


£425: Corporate/Large businesses
£328: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Bespoke 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 for further details.

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

For bookings and information please contact Jonathan:
Tel: 0207 324 4774


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