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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 engage 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.
Participants 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.
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:
This course 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
Date: Monday 3, Tuesday 4 June 2019 (2 days)
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.