Facilitation Training

07/07/2015 10:00
07/07/2015 16:00


TCPA, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AS


14th July 2015, 10am-4pm


£425: Business/Corporate
£328: Large charities and public sector
£180: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and individuals.

Concessionary rates are available for students, pensioners and the unemployed. Please contact us at jelliott@talkaction.org for further details.

Prices include a hot Mediterranean buffet lunch, Fair Trade refreshments and networking time.

Event Description

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

‘Very interesting event. Learnt a lot of great techniques.’
Helena Merriott (Westminster Council)

‘Very engaging facilitation, a good example.’
Stephen Davis (Natural England)

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 facilitation 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

Tailored courses can be arranged for groups at a date and location to suit you.

Supported by environmentjob.co.uk


For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4774
Email: jelliott@talkaction.org

About the Organiser

Talk Action
Provides everything from a speaker on a sustainability issue to the event management for a major green festival or conference. Also runs specialist courses on climate change communication and can supply everything from solar power generators, pedal-powered cinemas and recycled art workshops to inspirational speakers on green and social issues.

Talk Action values social justice and environmental sustainability. We promote equality, opportunity, diversity and a healthy environment for communities in both urban and rural settings.

We think quality of life is more important than quantity of income. So we operate on a non-hierarchical/cooperative system and question all types of economic, environmental and social injustice.


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