supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Talk Action - Advanced Facilitation Skills Training
When: , Wednesday 28 June 2017 Where: The Melting Pot, 3-5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR Costs Places for voluntary sector delegates (staff, committee members or volunteers) £195.00 per person Places for non-voluntary sector delegates are £338.00 per person
During this course - you will 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. Participants will look at what it means to be in the mind-set of a facilitator rather than to just ‘do facilitation’.
The 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; and
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. If you wish to learn more about ‘facilitation tools and techniques’ you might prefer attending our more introductory Facilitation Training (next date 18th May 2017).
£425: Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£195: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals
Contact Talk Action for an in-house training quote on this course.
Concessionary rates are available for unwaged people. Please contact them for further details regarding this.
Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.