Two full days of interactive and participatory learning to build your confidence as a facilitator or workshop leader.

Tues 10th & Weds 11th December 2019
St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ

Bookings and info:
0203 488 7010

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

Matthew Herbert
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 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.

Our fantastic new two-day course brings you all the skills you need, plus opportunities to reflect on and to practice, your facilitation skills. You’ll be able apply the learning to your specific context and share experiences with others on the course. The days will raise key facilitation questions and challenges. 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 using participatory processes. Most importantly you'll have opportunities to practice and get quality peer feedback.

Discussion, questions and participatory practice around:

• What it means to be a facilitator rather than just ‘do facilitation’
• Recognise and work with a groups power dynamics
• How to frame a group's needs
• Understand 'problem' behaviour and seemingly intractable differences
• Cultivate empathy and the appreciation of differences
• Using questions effectively
• Using non-hierarchal processes

Day 1 -Theory, Analysis & techniques
Day 2 – Practice the techniques you’ve learnt with peer reviews & support

Who should attend this course?

The training 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.

Join with us in the ultimate facilitation ‘Experience Learning’ course!


Offer Book your place before 4th January 2020 and get at 2019 prices!

£829: Large Businesses
£629: Large Charities, Public Sector and Small Businesses
£429: Smaller Charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals.

Prices include a fabulous hot buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.
Concessionary rates for the unwaged and discounts for students are available.

Bespoke Courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you. Make an enquiry here:

For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0203 488 7010


Supported by

Environment Job
Thought provoking and enjoyable learning experience
Voluntary Action Lewisham
Chris Driver
Woking Council
Refeia Zaman
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Good Neighbours Hampshire
Angela Smith