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Group facilitation

  • When group programs are facilitated well participants are able to learn faster and connect more meaningfully with new knowledge and other people.  

    Online courses

    Facilitating online workshops

    In March 2020, the sudden COVID-19 restrictions resulted in many facilitators rapidly restructuring, upskilling and realigning their facilitation approaches to enable them to be offered via a variety of online platforms. Through the process of adapting to on-line facilitation we have come to learn and practice many skills and techniques that can make the facilitation of online workshops more effective.  When facilitated well participants are able to learn faster and connect more meaningfully with each other and acquire new knowledge.

    This workshop will provide participants with skills, strategies and techniques that can:

    • enhance the online facilitation experience
    • improve participation
    • support the connection between facilitator and participants
    • build and maintain energy in a virtual group of participants.

    Date: TBC

    Time: TBC

    Delivery: Online via Zoom 

    Cost: $150 incl GST

    Registration: Click here to register

    Small Group Facilitation

    Our unique and enjoyable course on group facilitation provides you with access to facilitators with extensive experience in group facilitation as well as tools and techniques backed by evidence to help you make a powerful difference in any group you are facilitating.  

    Observe your facilitators model different ways of facilitating groups and have the rare opportunity to practice facilitation techniques in a safe, supportive and caring environment.

    The facilitators of this course have extensive experience in facilitating training and small group processes in a number of settings with practitioners and parents.

    In this course you will:

    • learn the skills and qualities of an effective facilitator
    • access facilitation tools and techniques that will help your participants get the most out of group learning
    • learn how to create a meaningful partnership with group participants
    • learn how to create an engaging and interactive group environment
    • learn the process of content development for planning group facilitation
    • have the opportunity to see different methods of facilitation modelled by facilitators
    • learn by practicing in a safe space, and by reflecting on your practice

    Course outcome

    At the end of this training, you’ll 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 and participant. 

    Don’t miss this opportunity to reinvigorate your group programs and generate more meaningful group interactions. 

    Dates: TBC

    Time: TBC

    Delivery: Online via Zoom 

    Cost: $860 incl GST

    Registration: 

    Please note: costs are based on standard weekday pricing. Out of hours are negotiated at additional cost.

    The workshop can be tailored to suit a range of practitioners and/or particular situations. It can be provided as a brief session (1½-2 hours), a half-day workshop or a series of sessions. To find out more and enquire about this new workshop contact us

    Face-to-face course

    A two-day workshop to explore small group facilitation

    Our unique and enjoyable two-day course on group facilitation provides you with access to facilitators with extensive experience in group facilitation as well as tools and techniques backed by evidence to help you make a powerful difference in any group you are facilitating.  

    Observe your facilitators model different ways of facilitating groups and have the rare opportunity to practice facilitation techniques in a safe, supportive and caring environment.

    The facilitators of this course have extensive experience in facilitating training and small group processes in a number of settings with practitioners and parents.

    In this course you will:

    • learn the skills and qualities of an effective facilitator
    • access facilitation tools and techniques that will help your participants get the most out of group learning
    • learn how to create a meaningful partnership with group participants
    • learn how to create an engaging and interactive group environment
    • learn the process of content development for planning group facilitation
    • have the opportunity to see different methods of facilitation modelled by facilitators
    • learn by practicing in a safe space, and by reflecting on your practice

    Here is what past participants have said about group facilitation

    "It has fundamentally changed my mindset and approach to small group facilitation. I have gone from viewing myself as the expert/teacher and fearing the participants to a place of quiet confidence and equality. I found the sessions so informative, easy to follow and am actually looking forward to my next opportunity to facilitate a small group as part of my work." 

    “Fantastic two days. Very worthwhile for my work and was really engaging. Fantastic models as facilitators—made it enjoyable and a safe space.”

     “As nervous as I was, the benefit of actually putting into practice was invaluable. And more so observing the others participating in the practice group.”

    “I cannot speak more highly of this experience. I was not expecting such in-depth and valuable training. [The facilitators] were so helpful, respectful and giving of themselves and their experiences as facilitators”. 

    Course outcome

    At the end of this training, you’ll 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 and participant. 

    Don’t miss this opportunity to reinvigorate your group programs and generate more meaningful group interactions. 

    Date: TBC

    Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)  

    Cost: $860 incl GST

    Registration: 

    Please note: costs are based on standard weekday pricing. Out of hours are negotiated at additional cost.

    The workshop can be tailored to suit a range of practitioners and/or particular situations. It can be provided as a brief session (1½-2 hours), a half-day workshop or a series of sessions. To find out more and enquire about this new workshop contact us

 

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The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.