FACILITATING GROUPS

Groups can be powerful tools for providing learning experiences, building social connections, and engaging families more deeply in a program. Our two-day in-person training Facilitating Groups is designed for both newcomers to the field as well as long-time facilitators looking to brush up. Participants will gain knowledge and skills around:

  • Group dynamics

  • Facilitator roles

  • Participant engagement

  • Research-based facilitation strategies

  • Logistics and preparation

The Facilitating Groups training also offers valuable insights for facilitators who will be using the What You Do Matters ongoing group series and the Goal$ and Assets ongoing group series.


Training Agenda

Day 1

Morning

  • Introduction to facilitation

  • Training outcomes

  • Roles and identities

  • Group facilitation values

Break

  • Approaches to learning

  • Boundaries and ethics

Lunch

Afternoon

  • Group dynamics definition

  • Influences on group dynamics

Break

  • Posing questions

  • Group development

Day 2

Morning

  • Emotional triggers

  • Listening

  • Paraphrasing

Break

  • Behaviors and their meanings

Lunch

Afternoon

  • Logistics

Break

  • Facilitation reflection

  • Self-reflection

  • Reflection on stages of group development



MORE INFORMATION:

Angelique Bey, Customer Experience Specialist
(314) 432-4330  x1256
Angelique.Bey@ParentsAsTeachers.org


If you don’t see a training near you and are interested in learning how to bring a training to your city, contact Marilyn Kugman at Marilyn.Kugman@parentsasteachers.org.