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 either Michael Ellis, Sachiko Kishi or Emma Haughton. 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

One Day Course

Online with Emma Haughton

Friday 8th November 2024


Saturday 1st February 2025


Friday 13th June 2025



Friday 13th September 2024 with Michael Ellis


Friday 28th March 2025 with Sachiko Kishi


10 am – 5.30 pm

Fees:         £182.00 Self- Funded, £317.00  Commercial  or £219  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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