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Working with Groups

14.01.19 9:30 am
15.01.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £170.00 – £245.00

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“The trainer and the course were brilliant. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you Deryl”

A two-day course 

Delegates will explore the role of the group facilitator, and be able to use facilitation skills to engage constructively with group participants from a variety of groups running in different settings. The course will enable delegates to base their work on the principles of equal opportunities. The course will develop delegates’ understanding of and ability to use active listening and communication skills within a group context.


“I now have a much wider view of groups and this has opened my eyes!!”

Course aims: 

  • Understand the role of the facilitator 
  • Understand some models of groupwork theory 
  • Understand and manage group dynamics 
  • Be able to identify some of the key knowledge and skills necessary for successful facilitation
  • Be able to share, explore and practice facilitation techniques
  • Be able to share some of the challenges involved in facilitation and consider ways of overcoming these 

 Who the course is aimed at: 

Anyone who is interested in developing their facilitation skills to engage with group participants of various groups in different settings. 

About the Trainer 

Deryl Dix started her career working as a drama specialist in Cardiff Council’s creative arts team. She later took up a public affairs role within the heart health demonstration project ‘Heartbeat Wales’, before becoming the Wales Director of the Family Planning Association (FPA). She held this position for ten years and followed it with Director level posts with the RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf people) and CSV (Community Service Volunteers). 

Whilst working for the FPA, Deryl gained a post-graduate diploma in counselling from the University of Wales. Further to this, she has both the introductory and intermediate level certificates in Family Therapy, a certificate in ‘Group relationships and inter-personal skills’, BPS (British Psychological Society) licensing certificates at level A and level B in psychometric testing and is an INLPTA certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). 

In 2000 Deryl established her own training and consultancy business. She now works with clients in a wide variety of roles across the private, public and voluntary sectors, focussing on the development of inter-personal skills including: Management and Leadership development, Team development, Sexuality & relationships, Diversity, Child protection, Communication skills, Coaching and Group facilitation.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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