Health and Community Services Workforce Council – Wattle/Banksia Rooms
Level 16, 100 Edward Street
Brisbane, QLD, AU 4000
(07) 3008 3600
What’s it about
This one day experiential workshop will introduce you to the art of facilitating groups and presenting. Facilitating groups and presenting is a dance, and one that requires maintaining a balance between process & content, the task & function of the group and also the building of rapport and relationships. The workshop will provide you with a common language on how best to influence, inform and inspire whilst helping any group move toward their specified goals or outcomes.
Your role, as a facilitator or presenter is to set the scene for the group to maximize their learning potential, build confidence and create common purpose. This workshop will get you started and build your confidence and together we will explore a variety of material including preparation and planning, overcoming nerves, body language and strategies to engage your group.
Specific Learning Outcomes
• Exploring current models of facilitation and presenting
• Preparation and planning
• Gaining awareness of the use of self in the facilitation and presenting role including body language and managing nerves
• Gaining understanding of group and audience dynamics
• Developing skills and techniques in group facilitation and presenting
• Identifying and working with resistance in groups or challenging audiences
Beth has over 15years experience in the governement, not-for-profit and private domains of the Human Service Sector as a qualified Social Worker, specialising in team development and leadership. In her current role as a Consultant with the Workforce Council, Beth brings her experiences in practitioner development, ethical practice in action, dealing with team complexity and strategic planning for high performance. Beth is a current Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and her practice is informed by Strengths-based perspective focussed on generating healthy and sustainable change at the individual, organisational and sector level.
Jan has a wealth of experience in the human services area, having worked across a range of community, educational and business contexts and in a variety of roles. Including, Early Childhood Teacher, Senior Project Officer for National Disability Services, Learning & Development Coordinator, presenter & freelance facilitator, and workplace trainer.
Jan’s practice is informed y the frameworks of Appreciative Inquiry and dialogue based methodologies.
Jan is an apprenticing steward connected with the Art of Hosting worldwide network of practitioners having been involved over the past 5 years in co- designing, delivering and participating in seven participatory leadership training events to over 600 health and community services workers.