Gain group facilitation skills

04 Mar, 2016

Group facilitation skills are transferable into many different fields of work.

Our 2016 Group Facilitation Skills course will help you develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for effectively facilitating psycho-education groups in the broad fields of family, relationships and personal development education. The course starts in May in our West Leederville branch and April in our Busselton branch.

While the course does not equip participants to deliver therapeutic groups, many aspects of the learning is relevant and helps participants to deliver group work in the therapeutic arena, as well as in the community education, vocational and industry training sectors.

Manager of Relationship Education Marion Dunn said the eight-day course focuses on the practical aspects of group facilitation and teaches the key differences between working with groups of individuals compared to groups of couples.

“Participants will have the chance to put their newly learned knowledge into practice, in a safe and supporting learning environment,” Ms Dunn said.

“The training is highly practical, requires participants to deliver a number of short sessions, and is being delivered by staff with many years’ experience in group facilitation.”

Ms Dunn said the course is ideal for those who wish to work with groups where there is an educative element.

Participants will develop understanding and skills in relation to the following topics:
  • Planning, structuring, writing and delivering a facilitation session
  • Group development, process and dynamics: forming a group – ending a group
  • Learning principles and learning styles; development of learning resources; delivery methods
  • Self-disclosure; questioning techniques and handling feedback 
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries
  • Dealing with difficult behaviours, balancing individual v group needs: co-facilitation skills
  • Self-care and safety issues
To find out more about the course or register your interest please visit the education page here.
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