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Small Group Facilitation and Leadership

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

Small Group Facilitation and Leadership

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Session overview

Do you feel confident to lead a small group activity with your clients or volunteers? Have you mastered the subtle ‘art’ of facilitation?   

This engaging workshop covers the theory and practice of person-centred group facilitation, exploring the practical methods of group leadership as well as the finer skills and confidence needed for preparation, delivery and review.

With a focus on becoming an ‘artist’ of facilitation, the workshop delivery will model the subtle, process driven ‘soft’ skills of facilitative teaching. We will also discuss the use and effectiveness of experiential learning activities and will provide interactive participation opportunities in various real group experiences.

Group work skills are dynamic and multifaceted, and are applicable across a broad range of activities, including leading client group ‘outings’, special interest sessions and/or leisure activities to training other staff members or volunteers in your team.

What’s covered

  • Understanding the benefits of good facilitation
  • Planning principles, including variety of resources, activities and structures
  • Beginning effectively, including choice of ice-breakers, warm ups and engagement techniques
  • Promoting and supporting participation
  • Stages of group development and negotiating group dynamics
  • Practice techniques for dealing with disruptions, dysfunctions & difficult people in a group setting (conflicts, domination, apathy etc)

Who should participate?

Staff, volunteers, manager and coordinators working in Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)/Disability funded services are highly encouraged to attend.

About the facilitators

Sin Mariani and Rebecca Davis (VAST Training Servies)

Have questions about Small Group Facilitation and Leadership? Contact The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

When & Where

Bowen Library
Level 3
669-673 Anzac Pde
Maroubra, NSW 2035

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. (JNC) provides a diverse range of services and support to disadvantaged groups across local government areas in Bondi Junction (Waverley), Randwick and Maroubra. Operating for 41 years, JNC has continuously strived to provide responsive and meaningful services to meet identified community needs and seek to develop community participation in the development of these services.

As a basic introduction, The Junction Neighbourhood Centre Inc. is a not for profit organisation resourced through government funding from Department of Social Services, NSW Family and Community Services, local government, community grants, donation, and some sponsorship.

We provide specialist services for familiesolder people, people with disabilities and their carers; facilitate the recruitment, training and referral of volunteers for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) in the City of Sydney and Eastern Suburbs; work with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Randwick LGA, run social inclusion groups & classes for people who are socially isolated; and organise practical assistance with outreach services including financial counselling, tax help etc.

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