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Introduction to Facilitation – 2017

August 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Facilitation – 2017 (delivered over 3 days)

A practical, applied course for people wanting to learn how to facilitate groups
This course is delivered over 3 days – August 10, September 14 and October 12
Brisbane – Queensland


About the Course

The purpose of this facilitation course is to assist people to intentionally develop the necessary skills and confidence to facilitate groups that support and benefit people with disabilities. We want people to strengthen their networks by learning together and from each other.

The workdays will provide comprehensive teaching about foundational principles for facilitating groups of all types – formal work teams to informal community and support groups – where skilled facilitation can assist people to achieve their goals. The introductory course is ideal for people with minimal facilitation experience who are keen to develop their skills and increase their confidence.

Participants will be required to:

• Attend three full day workshops (one month apart)
• Have an opportunity to facilitate a group of 3+ people between each of
the work days
• Complete pre-course readings and reflections as well as take home


About the presenter:


Catherine Allen is a highly experienced and effective facilitator and coach of leadership development programs with a strong commitment to people experiencing being empowered in their work environments and developing their own leadership abilities.
Her communication skills and her direct, authentic approach enable her to generate strong commitment and behavioural change with leaders at all levels.

Catherine has a post graduate diploma in Organisational Psychology and is a member of the International Association of Facilitators.

Catherine will be assisted by CRU Consultant Suellen Welch.



• Essential facilitation principles
• Self as facilitator
• Stages of group development
• Group roles
• Preparation for facilitation
• Basics on how to conduct a facilitated session
• Disability sector specific considerations


Who should attend?

People working or involved with people with disability:
• who have minimal facilitation experience
• who are keen to develop facilitation skills & confidence
• who are currently working with a group and/or have
the opportunity to put course learning into practice
• e.g. community organisers, team leaders, circle facilitators, keyworkers, support group leaders, family members wanting to facilitate visioning conversations with friends & supporters


How Do I Apply?

As there are a limited number of places at the event, an Expression of Interest process will be used to allocate available places. Expression of Interest forms are to be returned to CRU by close of business Thursday 20th July, 2017
Course numbers will be strictly limited to allow optimal involvement of all participants


Download the Flyer (PDF)

Download the Accessible Flyer (Word)

Download the Expression of Interest Form (Word)

Expression of Interest Forms must be submitted by Thursday 20th July 2017


August 10, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Community Resource Unit Ltd.
07 3844 2211


CRU Office
Level 2
South Brisbane,QLD4101Australia
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