Facilitation Skills for Teams and Groups


June 18 - 09:30 am


June 19 - 01:00 pm

Event Category:

Short Course

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Short Courses from Edventure Frome


Frome Town Council

Christchurch Street West, Frome, BA11 1EB

Frome, Somerset, GB, BA11 1EB

A series of workshops to help you work well. This workshop focuses on working well within teams and groups.

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 and working through challenging group dynamics.

Sign up and learn Edventure style:

  • by doing, from each other, and from experts
  • by accessing 121 mentoring after the workshops on topics important to you
  • as part of Somerset’s vibrant and forward-thinking community

About the workshop lead, Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart is currently Edventure’s CEO, his background is in supporting a range of different groups to reach consensus and tackle difficult subjects; whether that be facilitating leaders with in a variety of organisations to develop high level strategies, or facilitating the young adults on Edventure’s start-up course to deliver grassroots change. Doug brings a range of skills and facilitation techniques to this 2 day training course.

About the workshop lead, Colin Atkinson

Colin Atkinson is an Edventure Facilitator who leads our Short Courses and Start-up Course. He developed his facilitation skills in the classroom, working in public private parterships in the education sector, and working in NHS transformation teams.

What other people have said about this workshop:

“This was such a rich and wonderful workshop. We all felt so involved, seen and heard and [it] was amazing to see us blossom into our own facilitation styles. An amazing example of learning by example. Tangible learning about very subtle skills” Jo M – past workshop participant

“100% recommend. Would do it again in the blink of an eye” Charlie – past workshop participant

“This two day course was incredibly valuable to me… I feel like I’ve learnt new skills and tools, but most importantly been given the space and time to reflect on the social and psychological aspects of facilitating groups of humans” Jo P – past workshop participant


1) What format does the series of workshops take?

This series of workshops is:

  • Fun, personable and engaging
  • Full of different ways of learning – learn by doing, from each other, from experts
  • Led by experienced facilitators
  • About community – we’ll help you meet and get to know a great group of people

This series of workshops isn’t:

  • A lecture
  • A series of slides
  • A tickbox – the course is an introduction and we invite you to deepen your knowledge further

2) When and where will the series of workshops take place?

The workshop comprises of two days, both from 9.30 to 1pm on Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June.

The workshop will take place at Frome Town Hall.

3) How much does the course cost?

For most Somerset Residents the course will either be free or subsidised. A free ticket includes a £5 booking fee to encourage attendance and avoid no-shows. A subsidised ticket costs £34 .

Your place will be free if:

  • you live in Somerset (excluding Bath and North East Somerset)
  • AND are 19 years or older and earn less than £25,000
  • OR are unemployed or have refugee status

Your place will cost the subsidised price of £17 per workshop if:

  • you live in Somerset (excluding Bath and North East Somerset)
  • AND are 19 years of age or older
  • BUT you earn more than £25,000

Free and subsidised tickets are supported by Somerset Skills and Learning and require you to register with Somerset Skills and Learning – we will send you an online link or ask you to complete a paper form on the day of the workshop to do this.

The full cost for non-Somerset or BANES residents is £170.

Contact if our ticketing structure is a barrier to your participation and we can look at making appropriate adjustments to help you participate.


This series is run by Edventure Frome, with support from Frome Town Council and Somerset Skills and Learning.