Think about the last good meeting, workshop or event you attended: what made it good, left you inspired, full of ideas, eager to follow up on connections? What if all the events you organise energised participants in this way, enabling them to bring the best of their collective experience and intelligence to the task at hand? Of course there’s no single magic formula, but it’s undeniable that in a good gathering a kind of magic does happen. This applies whether the participants are meeting face-to-face or online, using web or other communication channels.
This training course will provide you with an opportunity to think about and practice designing and facilitating gatherings of people in ways that bring all of their talents into the room. Starting with an online survey to identify participants’ priorities, the workshop programme is in two parts:
- A two-hour online event (during the week of 30th May)
- A three-day face-to-face workshop, in Oxford. As well as face-to-face facilitation there will be opportunity to practice blended facilitation in a simulated situation (6-8 June)
It was very useful to have the time and space to reflect on how to facilitate, without the normal pressures of the ‘day-job’. I learned a lot of techniques that were completely new to me. I am now more confident that I can continue to improve with experience.
The cost of this course is £835 non-residential (includes training materials, lunch and refreshments) or £1005 residential (includes training materials, meals and accommodation for duration of course).