Groupwork skills

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Develop skills and confidence in group facilitation, group management, co-facilitation and creative groupwork methods.

This is a 2 day course in Bristol (you come to us).

Understand the key stages of group process to develop your confidence in group facilitation.

Identify practical ways to overcome problems in groups, practise co-facilitation and develop creative methods to apply in your own setting.

    Also available for teams in-house (we come to you).

    Course aims

    To develop participants' knowledge and understanding of working with groups

    Course objectives

    By the end of the course participants will have had opportunities to:

    • Explore stages of group development
    • Explore and practice some key skills for group facilitation
    • Identify practical ways of overcoming problems in groups
    • Consider resources and exercises to maximise participation and learning

    Venue info:

    Courses in Bristol (you come to us)

    We will deliver the training to smaller groups and/or in larger rooms. We have been working closely with venues to ensure we have Covid-safety measures and clear guidance in place.

    If for any reason the course cannot be delivered face-to-face, we will take a flexible and responsive approach to keep people learning – which will include transferring bookings to the next available dates.

    Trainer: Susan Lawrence

    "Everything covered was relevant. Learning how to structure the group work. Aims & objectives. Lots of check in and out exercises to take away. Really interactive training, I felt motivated and interested in the content throughout."

    Gemma Wootten, Community HIV and Sexual Health Support, The Eddystone Trust, November 2021

    "Very practical and lots of doing exercises that I can take away and use. High levels of energy and engagement throughout the two days created very excellent facilitation, recognising what the group needed."

    Tamra Mannin, Partnerships Manager, Talking Money, November 2021

    "Lots of helpful tips and explanations throughout. All information and exercises were really relevant, clear and interesting. Exploration and examples of using different learning styles and materials. Susan is an excellent trainer! Really enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend! Feeling much more confident."

    Course participant, Crisis House Support Worker, November 2021

    "Absolutely everything was useful. All the theory, practice and games, as well as the opportunity to watch a skilled practitioner and hear her process. I have honestly never been on such a good and effective training session that has been so directly applicable or so well done!"

    Florrie Connell, Support Worker, One25, June 2021

    "A range of techniques to add depth and change of pace to sessions. Good to acknowledge different types within a group. Susan was really good at reading the room and adapting the session as required. Thank you!"

    Sarah Mountford, Project Volunteer Coordinator, Windmill Hill City Farm, June 2021

    "It was all great. The applicable theories, explanation of processes, “top tips”, energy raisers and a variety of activities. Absolutely brilliant! Cannot fault it. I have got so much out of this training and am looking forward to applying it to my work."

    Robyn Taylor, Peer Support Coordinator, Brigstowe Project, June 2021