Fusion Training

Advanced Facilitation Skills: QQI Level 6 Group Work Theory & Practice 6N3669

This programme is aimed at people with prior experience of facilitating groups; who wish to further develop and deepen their skills; who wish to gain a recognised qualification; who work with people; who wish to develop their leadership skills or who are interested in further developing their own personal and interpersonal skills.

The programme will be a vibrant and dynamic mix of practical skills, activity, and the theory that underpins groupwork. All participants will practice facilitation and co-facilitation skills on the course. The programme will be highly participative.

The programme consists of five full days of training, one day a week for five weeks. Programmes run throughout the year in Dublin,  Cork & Limerick.

The programme costs €580 per participant – reductions for those on Community schemes or who are currently out of work are available. For further information, contact Bernie McFadden at 083 4010740 or e-mail bernie@fusiontraining.ie, Or contact Gerard Fitzpatrick at 083 3482333, e-mail ger@fusiontraining.ie

Course Requirements

Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have learnt by co-facilitating the group. They will also need to demonstrate considerable awareness of the core concepts of groupwork and facilitation in writing, and will be expected to produce a 2,000 word assignment.

Course content

  • Building a cohesive team
  • Human needs and motivation
  • Establishing the core conditions
  • Therapeutic group factors
  • Leadership skills
  • Theories of group development
  • Creating effective groups
  • Task and process in groups
  • Key facilitation skills
  • Communication & Listening
  • Effective questioning
  • Co-facilitation: skills and challenge
  • Facilitation and co-facilitation practice
  • Personal growth and development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Empathic connection in groups
  • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Developing presence
  • Transference and counter-transference
  • Developing self-awareness
  • The reflective practitioner
  • Ethics

Benefits of the programme

On completion of the programme, participants will have an excellent grasp of the theory and practice of facilitation. They will also have acquired an experiential and theoretical knowledge of co-facilitation. The advanced personal and interpersonal skills they acquire will be of considerable benefit to their careers and their lives in general. They will feel confident working with, leading and facilitating groups and working with people in general. They will have learnt a considerable amount about themselves and others. The programme will also be useful to those who wish to go on to further study on programmes that teach the highest level people skills. Participants of our most recent groups have spoken of the profound effect the programme has had on them, in both a personal and professional sense. Fusion would be happy to put any prospective client in touch with former participants.

Course tutor

Gerard Fitzpatrick has worked as a group facilitator for fifteen years, and has extensive experience of working with the public and private sector. He holds an MA in Group Facilitation and a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. He is certified in Reality Therapy. He also possesses an M.Phil in History, a BA (Hons) and a graduate diploma in Training & Development. Along with working as a facilitator in a broad range of settings, Gerard lectures in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Facilitation at third level. Gerard has recently completed a book on group facilitation which is due to be published later in 2016.

Book this course

(€580 per participant)

Name
Email address