Gain the tools and techniques to make your facilitation engaging and productive. Good facilitation can help make local discussion and planning an enjoyable and productive process. It is also important for the development of better policy and practice, for understanding local needs and developing more sustainable communities.
This interactive course will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator’s role 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:
1) How and when to hold meetings and when to use other approaches
2) Build a working relationship with an existing organisation or a group of individuals
3) Use appropriate tools and techniques
4) Develop facilitation work in ways appropriate to a range of diverse communities
5) Deal with problematic situations
6) Evaluate facilitated processes
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. 100% of the participants of the last course thought it was ‘good’ or ‘excellent’. Facilitated by Chris Church: The course is run by Chris Church who has over 20 years experience of work with communities on climate and sustainability issues. As an experienced trainer, his courses for Talk Action are popular and have run regularly for three years. Chris has written manuals on local action for BTCV, Groundwork and the Community Development Foundation. He is Chair of the UK Low Carbon Communities Network. Chris has also worked with the Community Sector Coalition, many local Councils, the Environment Agency, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, Groundwork, the European Union TACIS programme, Surfers Against Sewage and numerous community organisations. He is trained as a teacher and has been developing and running training programmes for 22 years.
£298: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£150: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.
Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us for further details.
Bespoke/tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.
Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.