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  • Facilitation Skills Programme - Winter 2019

    Date: 6 days: Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 November 2019
    Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 December 2019
    Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 January 2020


    Price: £795.00


    Why Facilitation?

    Facilitation skills are being recognised as an essential competency for managers, leaders and others responsible for ensuring groups, teams or organisations achieve their objectives. Effective facilitation is a potent means of dealing with complex issues and circumstances faced by groups. Employing the skills of facilitation increases the effectiveness of meetings and events, helps to resolve conflicts, increases participation and enables groups to make informed, quality decisions. Facilitation supports an organisation’s success through the design and delivery of processes that enable groups to work more effectively, to harness energy and productivity and attend to interpersonal issues that impede performance.


    Participating in the Kinharvie Institute Facilitation Skills Programme will:

    • Increase your confidence and impact as a facilitator
    • Enhance your competence and assurance in using a facilitative approach at work
    • Increase your ability in dealing with complex group dynamics
    • Provide you with an extensive tool kit to use in your work with groups
    • Provide an opportunity to practise your facilitation skills
    • Offer you feedback on your facilitation practise


    The six-day programme is run over three months to give participants maximum opportunity to apply the skills and learning in their work situation.

    Who is this programme for?

    This programme is for managers, team leaders, consultants and others who want to develop and extend their facilitation skills as a means of working more effectively with people in a wide range of team/group settings. It is for those who want to add facilitation to their tool kit and for facilitators who want to reflect on and identify their own competencies and growing edge.

    Guest Blog

    Read our guest blog from Rhona Graham, a former participant on the Facilitation Skills programme here.

    What Previous participants of this programme say:

    “This has been one of the best investments I have made in years.  I feel I’ve learnt more in 6 days at Kinharvie on the Facilitation Skills Programme than I could possible have imagined”.  Flora Douglas, University of Aberdeen

    “I would highly recommend the 6 day facilitation skills programme for anyone who works with groups/teams.  It gives you all the tools you need to become a facilitator in your workplace.  It was informative, interesting and very enjoyable.”  Orla Doyle, Edinburgh Cyrenians

    “This course is incredibly useful for anyone who wants to develop their facilitation skills or practise.  It is very experiential and there is also a good amount of theoretical and conceptual support.  The course is very participative and highly enjoyable. It is well designed and the trainers really do model a high quality of facilitation skill and technique. I would recommend this course wholeheartedly”.  Jill Mann, Together for Peace

    “A professional organisation who delivered a comprehensive, varied and enjoyable development programme, which will enable me to further improve my effectiveness in this area”.  Charlie Allan, East Ayrshire Council