Community Works: Facilitation skills workshop

Difficult meetings and challenging conversations – an opportunity to develop your facilitation skills

Bringing people together in any form of meeting whether one-to-ones, supervisions, group meetings, forums, or networks can both be fruitful but also sometimes challenging.  Everyone participating may need to work with complex issues, different approaches, multiple agendas, differing decision-making authority and contrasting views. However, everyone has a role in ensuring that any meeting is as effective as it can be and confident and competent facilitation skills sit at the heart of this.

The overall aim of this two day action-oriented workshop is to support you to be proactive and creative about how you use, adapt and develop your facilitation skills. It is an opportunity to develop your approach in order to get the best out of any meetings you participate in whilst also maintaining and boosting the morale of everyone involved.

Over the course of the two sessions we will:

  • Identify facilitation skills – how to ensure meetings are focused, inclusive and an opportunity for everyone to reflect, think, plan and work together in addressing the issues on the agenda
  • Look at ways of managing complexity, differences of opinion and approach
  • Reflect on your approach to facilitation and identify how you will develop your facilitation skills
  • Share insights that will inform how you use your facilitation skills whether you are facilitating or attending a meeting

This training will be led by Yvonne Rivers

Dates & times:

This workshop takes place over 2 days as follows:

Thursday 23 November, 9.30-4.30pm
Tuesday 12 December, 9.30-1.00pm

Venue: Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF

Please note if you book a place you will need to attend on both days

Course Fees:

Organisations Annual Income Community Works members Non-members *
Under £250,000 £120 £135
Over £250,000 £180 £195

 * Organisations who are not a member of Community Works, but are a charity or community group operating in Adur, Brighton and Hove, or Worthing.

 Some free bursary places are available to groups in Adur, Brighton and Hove, or Worthing with an income below £35,000 per year.

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