TRAINING DAY: Facilitation. July 14, 2010. London
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Facilitation Training Day
for more info: email corinna at talkaction.org or visit www.talkaction.org
Gain the tools and techniques to make your facilitation engaging and dynamic.
Wednesday July 14, 2010
Location: St. Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.
100% of the participants of the last course thought it was 'good' or 'excellent'.
'Extremely interesting and informative.'
Stephen Miller (Community Development Foundation)
'Very interesting event. Learnt a lot of great techniques'
Helena Merriott (Westminster Council)
'Very engaging facilitator, a good example'
Stephen Davis (Natural England)
Naomi Archer (Leeds Council)
Local meetings and engagement processes can too often be un-involving, unproductive and even confrontational. Good facilitation can help tackle these problems and help people to 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 and when a facilitator's role may link in to work on longer 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:
How and when to hold meetings and when to use other approaches
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 a range of diverse communities
Deal with problematic situations
Evaluate facilitated processes
Make things easy for yourself!
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 be tailored to the participants' needs.
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 member of the London Sustainable Development Commission. Chris is chair of the UK Local Carbon Communities Network.
Chris has previously worked with the Community Sector Coalition, the National Trust, BTCV, Defra, 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.
Prices include a vegan/vegetarian lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.
Cost (per person)
£288: Large charities, public sector and businesses
£130: Smaller charities (under 8 staff) and independent consultants
Concessionary price for students, pensioners and unemployed. Please send £20 cheque to Talk Action, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT
Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date & location to suit you.
For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
Email: corinna at talkaction.org
(The venue is fully accessible with wheelchair-accessible lavatory)
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