The Certificate in Groupwork includes this workshop and three other courses, all combining theoretical input with experiential learning and practice.

Group Facilitation: Key concepts, skills and personal development

An energizing and unique day of participatory learning to build your confidence and skills as a facilitator of groups and teams. There will be relevant input which you can apply to your particular setting, time to discuss ideas with colleagues working in different areas, exercises to ground ideas in experiential learning and the opportunity to explore and learn from the processes of a group in the ‘here and now’.

Who is the course for

This course is foundation level, for professionals just starting to facilitate and also people with some facilitation experience wanting to review and build on their practice and skills or integrate some gestalt approaches in to their group facilitation.

Programme participants include professionals working with people and teams such as coaches, consultants, team leaders, GPs, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, teachers, lecturers, NGO leaders, residential workers, voluntary sector workers and others.

This course will be run by Sachiko Kishi. Please see our Group Facilitation overview page to view our tutor profiles.

Course Outcomes

  • Explore and understand the key elements of facilitation and the role of the facilitator
  • Gain confidence as a facilitator and learn key facilitation skills
  • Increase awareness of your approach to facilitation and areas for development
  • Understand the importance of the context of the groups or teams you work with and how this can affect your facilitation
  • Gain increased clarity regarding the importance of planning and preparation
  • Find out about and experience key gestalt approaches to facilitation such as the power of working in the ‘here and now’ for enabling effective communication and change

Course Dates

New Workshop Dates to be Confirmed shortly.

We can send you the new dates when confirmed,  email

Friday 17th May 2024

The above  workshops will be (In-Person)   FULLY BOOKED

Times:    10am – 5.30pm 

Fees:         £175 Self- Funded, £305  Commercial  or £210  Charity rate (with turnover up to £1 million).




"I decided to do this course to gain an insight into Group Facilitation using a Gestalt lens, it provided a positive balance of structure and a good freedom of flow  which gave me a very positive experiential learning experience,  I will definitely consider applying for further courses at the centre."

Sarah Rose Psychology Student - Neurofeedback Technician and Volunteer Group Facilitator for Trauma Recovery.


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