This 2-day facilitation training course is designed for people who manage teams, work with groups in the community, run events, chair meetings and facilitate group coaching sessions, and would like to develop their facilitation skills.
It draws on a number of theories of groups but in its essence, it is a practical, hands-on training which draws on the experiences of the participants to develop skills and build confidence in supporting groups & teams.
Neil Oliver is a member of The Board of Directors at Edventure. He is a Certified Professional Facilitator and an Associate with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Much of Neil’s current work is split between Edventure and providing program design and consultancy to Initiatives of Change an international trust and reconciliation foundation whose vision is “a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding to the call of conscience, makes their unique contribution.”
Neil’s group work training was with the Family Planning Association. Through Oliver Barclay partnership he has developed a focus on effective communication within groups. He has also worked as a consultant for SOLACE and holds an MA in Public and Social Administration.
Ali Barclay originally trained as a nurse and then moved into community work. After her group work training she became a professional Facilitator and set up Oliver Barclay partnership. She has a wide range of experience in a variety of settings throughout the Public and Voluntary sector. Her principal interest is in Leadership Development through team and individual coaching work. She has taught on the post-graduate course ‘Counselling in Organisations’ at Bristol University and is involved in direct training with a variety of organisations. She is an Associate of the Bristol Business school and an ILM7 accredited Coach. She is also a town councillor in Frome.
This event is funded for residents of the county of Somerset of all ages. There is a £5.00 booking fee. Please, #nomorenoshows. Our funding does not cover BANES, Bath, and Bristol. For a full list of eligible towns/postcodes click here. Booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.
The booking fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and let us know at least 3 days prior to the event we will be happy to transfer your booking to another of our short courses. Please support us by cancelling ASAP if you can no longer come – Edventure Short Courses are always fully booked and often waitlisted, and if we end up with an empty seat in the room it impacts our ability to meet our funding requirements.
What to Bring:
Please bring a pen & paper.
Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures:
We are taking safety very seriously. As the situation evolves, so will our approach. At the current time…
Venue: We will be at Frome Town Hall with support from Frome Town Council. Risk assessments will be performed and strictly adhered to.
Participant Responsibilities: We all have a critical role to play in keeping each other safe. We will email you an update before the course outlining what precautions we all need to take. Please be prepared to bring your own face-covering and wear it throughout, and to self-certify on arrival that you do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with, or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.
Feedback from past Edventure Short Courses:
“…It was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”.
“Just spent 2 days learning what they do, why they do it and how they are inspiring other communities to take up the challenge too. Such fantastic course design, people skills and imagination! Engaging young adults, helping inspire entrepreneurship, building community! What’s not to love?!”
“Really inspiring, reinforcing and positive. Great presentation with pace and focus and enough humour to entertain too. Still thinking about it all and will keep doing so for a long time. Thanks for a lovely and helpful course!”
“Really interesting and rewarding morning. Will be looking out for other courses and the Hub space is amazing”.
“A breath of fresh air. The facilitator was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and action orientated but with plenty of interest in the needs and expectations of the group. A very motivating and worthwhile few hours!”
“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ”
“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!”