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

Date
Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 10-16

Location
St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ,
London

Bookings and info:

T: 0207 324 4775

E:training@talkaction.org

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


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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 parish councillor in his home neighbourhood.

Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, Defra, Friends of the Earth, 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

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.
This 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.

Cost:

Discount Offer: Book before January 2019 and get all courses at 2018 prices!

£425: Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£195: 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: training@talkaction.org

For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email:training@talkaction.org
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Very interesting event. Learnt a lot of great techniques.
Helena Merriott
Westminster Council
Fantastic overview for people wanting to take the plunge
Matt Tudge
Brent Homeless Project
Very engaging facilitation, a good example.
Stephen Davis
Natural England