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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Facilitation Skills



Course Duration:

1 day


This course is for deliver on an in-house basis and can be customised to meet your learning outcomes.


This 1 day course is aimed any anyone whose job role requires them to facilitate meetings between individuals or manage group sessions. It is relevant for staff at all levels to improve essential facilitation skills and to learn how to use them in an effective way.


To teach the essential skills needed to effectively facilitate group sessions or meetings. 



The process of facilitation

  • What is facilitation
  • The role of a facilitator
  • Facilitation skills
Intervention skills
  • The process of intervention
  • Developing a framework for intervention
  • Managing intervention
Structure and flow
  • Purpose and objectives
  • Planning the event
  • Structure
  • Opening the session
Group dynamics
  • Assessing your group
  • Managing the group
  • Tips and techniques
Feedback/Learning points
Personal development plans
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Course Ref:


Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:


"I will be able to make more effective use of group discussion time and gain more relevant outcomes

"I will now be able to take on more tasks within my job role. I will be able to do these tasks with a better understanding of what is required

Member Organisations:  £POA
Non-Member Organisations:  £POA

(All prices subject to VAT)


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