Facilitation Training Day
Friday 30th October 2009
10.00 – 16.00
Location: St.ethelburgha’s, 78 bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.
'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)
Working effectively with local communities is an essential part of getting things done in any neighbourhood. It is also important for the development of better policy and practice, for understanding local needs and developing more sustainable communities.
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.
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
The interactive course will also 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 in the longer term.
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.
The course will be led by Chris Church. Chris is a popular and effective facilitator. He has over 20 years experience of training and working with voluntary and community organisations on environmental and social issues. Chris has facilitated work with a wide range of organisations, ranging from local community groups to city-level networks and national and international conferences. He works in the UK and across Europe and is an advisor to the Community Development Foundation on sustainable development. He is Chair of the London 21 network and is co-director of Community Environment Associates (CEA).
Prices include a vegan/vegetarian lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time with organic wine.
• Large Charities, Public Sector, and businesses: £278 per person
• Smaller charities (under 8 staff) and individuals: £120
• Subsidised places are available for unemployed/students/pensioners. Please a cheque for £20 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
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