Deepening and broadening your practice as a facilitator.

Programme details


5 - 7 February 2019
12 -14 February 2019
9 - 11 July 2019
29 - 31 July 2019

In an ever more complex world, effective facilitation is a must-have for organisations. It is a key competence that must be present for making sense and taking action when things are uncertain and ambiguous.

The Art of Facilitation offers practitioners a stimulating and challenging environment to take their practice to deeper levels. Spending time working in the underlying, unseen group environment and in the ‘here-and-now’, the group explores their own function as a group and as individuals to better understand how groups function, and how they as individuals show up and work with and in groups.

Designed to provide a rich, rewarding and challenging experience, it enables facilitators from different backgrounds to deepen their ability to work with groups in a range of settings and circumstances. It explores the nature of facilitation and group dynamics while examining different approaches to the art of facilitation. It is ideal for experienced facilitators that want to assess their style, impact, strengths and development needs, while enhancing their impact, competence and confidence.

Why should you attend this programme?

  • Experience yourself as a group member and facilitator to understand your impact in and on groups
  • Explore and work at deeper levels of group interaction, spending time in the hidden ‘group process’ space
  • Develop your ‘self as instrument’ to work at greater depth with groups
  • Use models of facilitation and group dynamics to grow your practice
  • Deepen your own awareness and practice – essential for OD



Business benefits

The tools and skills that are developed, as well as the awareness, creativity, sensitivity, authority, credibility and presence the programme engenders ensures that people who attend leave with a much greater capacity to add value to groups. In short, they become more skilled in confronting the change that is needed, with a greater capacity to challenge and support teams to make difficult quality choices.

Affirming and stretching. Reflection inducing. Enlightening. Fantastic group to work with. Great facilitators who enabled the group beautifully and shared insights and depth of knowledge.

Sally Golding, Oxfam.

Incredible. I am delighted to have had such a great experience which was so personal and useful.  Thank you so much for your exquisite attention, support, challenge and sharing of knowledge

Bethan Jones, Munich Re Underwriting Ltd

The facilitators were incredibly knowledgeable, present, objective and inclusive, making you feel really heard whilst also stretching you to become the best you can. I greatly enjoyed the holistic approach to learning, which you don’t see very often

Sophie Valance, Stretch your Thinking

Please note our Practical facilitation skills programme is ideal for those who are newer to the field of facilitation. To attend The art of facilitation, participants should either have attended Practical Facilitation Skills or feel confident in their core facilitation abilities. If you are in any doubt about which programme is right for you, please call the Programme Director who will be pleased to talk it through with you.


Duration and fees

3 days

Limited to 10 participants

Horsham: Residential:        £1,800 + VAT

Fees are inclusive of all tuition fees, materials, meals and accommodation


Horsham and Manchester:      Non-Residential: £1,500 + VAT

Fees are inclusive of all tuition fees, materials and lunch






Programme director

Programme director

Andy Firth

BA (Hons), PGDip, NVQ4

Related Information

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