Facilitation Training - Edinburgh

18/05/2017 10:00
18/05/2017 16:00

Where

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

When

Thursday 18th May 2017, 10am-4pm

Cost

£425: Corporate/Large businesses
£338: Large charities, public sector and small businesses
£195: Smaller charities (under 15 staff) and self-funded individuals.

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

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

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

Event Description

A unique day of interactive and participatory learning to build your skills and confidence as a facilitator, meeting organiser or workshop leader.

We will look closely at what facilitation is, the role facilitators may play and how facilitating can encourage long term community development. The day 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. You’ll take part in engaging exercises and discuss where you might or might not use them. You’ll look at ways to work with people in large and small groups and how and when to leave a group to their own devices. The day also covers the practical 'tools and techniques' that make meetings work.

People attending this course will learn how to:

  • Plan meetings and design them to be effective and enjoyable
  • Make a meeting, workshop or training session work well as facilitator or chair
  • 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 different communities
  • Deal with problematic situations
  • Evaluate facilitated processes
  • Develop their communications skills

(This is course gives you tools to use during your sessions. Our ‘Advanced Facilitation’ course looks more a power dynamics, privilege and rank when working with groups. See here for details)

Who should attend this course?

Talk Action have run this facilitation training skills course for over six years with consistently excellent feedback. 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.

Contact

For bookings and information please contact:
Tel: 0207 324 4775
Email: training@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.

www.talkaction.org



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