Advanced Facilitation Workshop-Brisbane Australai

2 Aug 2008 - 9:14pm
3 Aug 2008 - 9:14pm


On the weekend of 2-3 August 2008 Bob Dick is offering a two day skills- oriented workshop "Advanced facilitation".

If you have colleagues or clients whom you think it will benefit, we'd be grateful if you'd bring it to their attention. It's priced at $594 ($540 + GST) and for deserving cases we also offer a small number of half price bursaries.

It is intended for people who already have some experience in group facilitation. It is likely to be relevant for managers and team leaders, educators, and workers in extension or landcare. Trainers who would like to move more into facilitation or consultancy, or develop their skills at experiential approaches, may also find it useful. They may not necessarily think of what they do as facilitation.

The workshop will help participants enhance their skills and understanding through a mix of theory, instruction, and practice.

The content will be negotiated with participants. However, it is likely to include a choice from the following:

o preparatory work for groups: goal setting, climate setting, relationship and community building

o designing, observing and diagnosing group process

o facilitating learning, change, and/or meetings for problem solving and decision making

o intervening in group sessions and meetings

o dealing with difficult people

o facilitating problem solving and decision making for complex issues.

There will be opportunities for participants to practise the skills in a supportive atmosphere, with helpful feedback.

I'll be using action research principles and processes to fine tune the workshop as it progresses. Knowing something of my style you can probably guess that it will be experiential and participative, with theory and practice well integrated.

Anyone interested will find further details on the Interchange web

site at

or if you wish I can email you an electronic version of a flyer.

Warm regards -- Bob Dick