Introduction to group facilitation skills

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27th April 2024, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Open to all
£95 (Trainee Counsellor £75) Retired, non-practising Therapist £45

This workshop would be suitable for anyone who would like to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in order to facilitate groups.

About this event

To support a team or a group through a process of development, change, transition or learning requires effective group facilitation skills.

Effective facilitators possess the qualities and skills to work with groups with confidence in order to help the group achieve its goals. Holding boundaries, being empathetic, having knowledge and dealing with conflict and differences are some of the main tasks of a facilitator.

In this workshop we will be looking at:

  • defining facilitation/facilitator as distinct from teaching/teacher
  • some theories (and reality!) of the group process including power dynamics and diverse identities within groups
  • the skills of an effective facilitator
  • the qualities of an effective facilitator
  • this workshop would be suitable for anyone who would like to develop knowledge, skills and confidence in order to facilitate groups

This workshop will be facilitated in an informative, relaxed and experiential way, so please be open to a little self-exploration and working with others!

I will also be bringing my own learning and experiences from working with groups and would like participants to bring their experiences also.

Should you wish to take this workshop to the next level, Aileen will be running a 'Part 2' CPD day on 8 June 2024 (details to follow).

Facilitator - Aileen McCormack

Aileen McCormack is a Person Centred Counsellor, Supervisor (Individual and group) and FE Lecturer in Counselling, working in Glasgow and Edinburgh. She is also a member of BACP.

Aileen has been teaching facilitation and personal development to groups for 7 years. Aileen is interested in working with teams and groups to help them perform better through self-awareness, development of listening and communication skills, learning to be with difference in groups, understanding and responding to conflict and feedback.

Cost - £95 (trainee counsellor £75) retired, non-practising therapist £45

Handouts and CPD certificates are included in the price.

Please note that a delegate space is not guaranteed until payment is received.

Minimum numbers: 12 - Please note that the workshop is subject to cancellation or re-scheduling if the minimum number required to make them viable is not reached. 

In this situation, the following options will apply:

  • Receive a full refund (excluding Eventbrite's fee if you pay using this method).
  • Hold the space until a new date has been offered.
  • Move the booking to another workshop.
  • Receive a credit note to use at a future date.

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'Very informative and practical course to help you start group facilitation. Experienced and well delivered facilitator.  With useful experiential elements.'

'Excellent day with an exceptional facilitator who modelled for me what facilitation is. Stimulating, thought-provoking and much learning.'

'Gave me the confidence to prepare for group facilitation and to keep learning from my practice.'

'The content of this workshop and Aileen's means of delivery, have whetted my appetite to learn more.'

'Aileen's person-centred training has given her an advantage when it comes to facilitation and training on the topic. It sat well with my own training and gave me confidence that I am 'good enough' for the next step in my journey.'

'An extremely engaging and enjoyable workshop!'

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