Advanced Facilitation Training

 

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!

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’.

Our Advanced Facilitation Training 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.

Course resources

Meet the trainer

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.

 

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Bespoke versions of this course can be delivered at a date and locaton to suit you. Find out more about our bespoke and in-house training or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Please get in touch with us for more details on how you can attend.


Any questions? Want to know more?

We’re always happy to answer any questions about our course. Drop us a line on training@talkaction.org or call us on 0203 488 7010.