Stay informed with the latest updates on coronavirus (COVID-19). Find out more >>
CCCH art

Group facilitation

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

    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. 

    Cost: $540

    Duration: 2 days

    Date: TBC

    Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (each day)  

    Due to the current situation all face to face workshops have been cancelled


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

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