In this section
This workshop explores
the notion of training through small group facilitation. Its content is informed by the Family
Partnership Model (Davis, Day, Bidmead, Centre for Parent and Child support,
2002). It covers the
various components ranging from content development to the dynamics of group
facilitation. It invites participants to
in an exploration of the many facets of facilitation and reflect on the effects
of different styles of facilitation.
Participants will have
an opportunity to observe and reflect on facilitation demonstrations, and to
practise facilitation techniques themselves. They will also consider the
powerful effect of subtle occurrences in a training environment that can both
help and hinder the learning process.
The facilitators of
this course have extensive experience in facilitating training and small group
processes in a number of settings with practitioners and parents.
have the knowledge and skills to begin working towards the design, planning and
facilitation of small group training that reflects both adult learning
principles and characteristics of a respectful partnership between facilitator
The content of the
course will reflect the current framework of training practice employed by the
Centre for Community Child Health and will explore the following themes:
will feel different to traditional professional development opportunities. Participants
will be invited to engage in small group practice activities related to
specific components of the course.
Duration: 2 days
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)
Dates: 21st & 22nd September 2017
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.