Facilitation skills for public engagement workshop 10/5/18
Do you need facilitation skills to do your job? Probably: good facilitation skills are critical to team working, collaborating with other teams and organisations, planning and holding meetings, and small group teaching.
If you’d like to improve the communication and inter-personal skills needed to facilitate well, this workshop may be for you!
Skills You’ll Develop:
– Enabling everyone to speak openly about their views, interests and needs
– Thinking together to tackle difficult problems or get a job done
– Fostering creativity and realise the potential for ‘group intelligence’
– Handling dominant voices and ensure all participants are heard
– Working through conflict without confrontation
– Recognising different patterns of communication and encourage ‘authentic’ communication
– Using your power as a facilitator constructively
Our training approach integrates some ‘theory’ with a lot of opportunities to practice. Specifically, we will:
– Introduce key concepts – about different forms of communication and styles of facilitation, and about collaboration
– Work on key skills and common challenges, giving you experience of some different techniques and approaches
– Make this relevant to your circumstances and needs, and encourage your reflective practice.
What this Course Does Not Cover:
Facilitation involves two skill sets: thinking strategically (for planning and evaluation); and attending to communication and inter-personal dynamics in these critical conversations. This workshop aims to build capacity in the latter skill set only.
While this workshop is extremely useful for people wishing to engage others with their research, this won’t be a specific focus on the day.
This workshop is intended for people who already do some facilitation and want the opportunity to reflect on and deepen their practice in this area. Those new to facilitation and dialogue, are encouraged to attend Public Engagement Beyond Public Lectures instead.
For more information and booking see here