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
- 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.