Are you a leader, manager, facilitator, trainer, consultant, therapist or counsellor? Do you work with groups, teams, committees and organisations?

If you’re looking for a stimulating learning opportunity to develop your groupwork practice, this part-time course is perfect.

Who is it for?

This course attracts people from a range of professional backgrounds, creating a rich, stimulating source of learning and exchange. Past participants include:

  • Group facilitators and consultants working with teams in organisations or team leaders.
  • People who are planning to facilitate groups with some knowledge and understanding of group processes and experiential groupwork.
  • People-focused professionals in the public, private and voluntary sectors including: social workers; GPs; educational psychologists; coaches; consultants; counsellors; psychotherapists; nurses.

NB Attending our Developing Effective Group Facilitation one-day workshop is a pre-requisite for this course.

Why join us

You’ll gain:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of your strengths, your style and impact and areas for development as a facilitator.
  • Skills to facilitate creatively and effectively in your group work context
  • Many opportunities to reflect on practical group issues with colleagues from different disciplines.

About the course

The course will provide:

  • Substantial opportunities to review and develop group facilitation skills
  • An understanding of theory and its application to particular settings
  • Experiential awareness and knowledge of groups’ processes

There are three components:

1. The seminar programme offers a grounding in theory, primarily gestalt field theory and psychodynamic thinking. Topics covered will include:

  • factors influencing group dynamics
  • the role of leadership
  • styles of leadership
  • levels of intervention
  • setting up groups
  • issues in practice such as gender, race and culture

2. The work/application seminars will provide opportunities for skills practice, a forum for focused discussion linking specific work issues with theory and options for intervention.

3. The experiential study group provides a setting for participants to use the here and now experience to study group functioning and individual behaviour in the group.

Next dates

Teaching Block format:

9 x whole days over 4 months

25, 26 & 27 March 2021
22 & 23 April 2021
20 & 21 May 2021
17 & 18 June 2021

10am – 5pm on all days

At the Gestalt Centre:

15-23 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT

Fee: £1204 self-funded,  £1363 public/voluntary sector funded, £1896 corporate/sponsored
*20% discount for GC Members


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CALL US ON 020 7383 5610