Facilitation skills for Teachers – a Groupwork Centre workshop

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Great teachers are good facilitators … working with their students to enable learning and fostering collaboration.

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Great teachers are good facilitators

This one day workshop will support teachers to improve their facilitation skills to enable more learning and foster collaboration.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn how facilitators create “groupness” to produce better learning outcomes
  • Practise microskills to aid good communication
  • Develop awareness of yourself and how this affects your classroom

The workshop is led by Sarah Norton, one of the lead educators at the Groupwork Centre’s Advanced Group Facilitation Program

Read more: What makes for good facilitation?

Why with us?

We are internationally recognised as leaders in the field of facilitation education and training, having established this work in 1984. This one day course, derived from our Advanced Group Facilitation Program, is consistently booked out.

We give you a practical, well-framed approach to build skills, self-awareness and confidence.

We differ from most communications skills courses in our approach to emotional intelligence – what we prefer to call emotional resilience. Challenges can be handled much more effectively when you understand what holds you back as a facilitator.

What will you learn?

Our training is orientated towards your learning needs. We welcome your challenges and aspirations into the training.  This provides opportunity to practice your learning in situations most meaningful to you. During our one day course, you can develop:

  • Understanding Ourselves in Groups – the more we understand our own inner ‘selves’ and their interplay, the better teachers we will be.
  • Group Dynamics and the Role of the Unconscious in Groups
  • Building Groupness and relationships within a class
  • Essential Principles of Facilitation
  • Micro-skills for Facilitation
  • Dealing with challenging behaviours
  • Role Theory as it applies to the classroom
  • Making teaching even more engaging

This training is versatile and can be applied to all facilitation areas; organisational, community engagement and therapeutic. Facilitating is like swimming: you can’t learn without getting in the water – so jump in. The world needs good facilitators.



Online (commencing in 2022): one day (9:00am – 4:00pm).


Venue:  Online via Zoom

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Front cover image of a great resource book for facilitators, including an image of diverse hand-drawn figures in a circle and the title of the book: Getting Our Act Together: How to harness the power of groups

Our approach to training

We create an environment where you can look at your work practices with safety and lightness. Our work is lively, experiential and practical – and fosters your emotional resilience, which we see a key point of difference in our program to many other training providers.

A large part of the program is devoted to practicing your skills using situations you want to work on. We encourage you to bring real-life examples, and allow time to address individual needs and issues you face in the workplace. And we have a bit of fun along the way!

We hope you can join us.

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Pricing Information

Group bookings discount

Group Discount available:  We offer 10% off full price when 2 or more people from an organisation book into the same dates for this course. For each participant booking, in the Coupon field, please enter the word TEN , then click on Apply to receive your discounted total.

Payment via Direct Transfer

If you prefer to pay by direct transfer into our account, please use the following information:

Account Name: Groupwork Centre Inc BSB 013 375 Account No 4193-55011

Paying by invoice

Please complete the information fields above, then click on Make Booking. We will email your tax invoice to you.

Refund Policy

Upon enrolment, you agree to the cost of this course. All course fees are to be paid prior to the course commencement date.

A 100% refund of the fees paid will be given when we receive notice of your cancellation more than one calendar month prior to the commencement date. If a cancellation is received within the calendar month prior to the commencement date, and your place within the course can be replaced, your fees will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. If your place cannot be filled then your course fee will be forfeited.

If you have any questions about the payment process or the course, please contact us.

  • Price: $539

    inc GST
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