Facilitator Training

Sharing what works. Providing educators with new approaches and tools for their toolkit is what I love to do.

The Facilitator Trainings my team and I have developed and delivered internationally are for experienced group facilitator/trainers who are passionate about truly engaging their delegates, yet are hungry for new ways to engage them from the heart first and the forms second.

Delivery Model

We directly deliver and/or teach experienced facilitators in the use of our approach and materials to deliver the following to local health, hospice or community organisations:

  • Simple Tools to Start the
    Conversation-1-day Staff Workshops
  • Simple Tools to Start the Conversation-
    2 -hour Taster Sessions (GP’s)
  • The Community Convener: 1.5 day facilitated sessions to identify community strengths and design local awareness initiatives.
  • Conversations for Life Public Workshop 1-hour or 3-hour formats

 We equip facilitators to deliver our approach via:

  • Testing our approach in multiple real-world settings with staff, the public and communities as the basis for developing a facilitator training informed by delegates and grounded in reality.
  • Providing a series of experiential exercises/ tools /products in a specific order that supports delegate/participants personal awareness & reflection to convince themselves to become a more active part of change (in their family, community or organization)
  • Ordering the content for maximum impact from head (mental/analytical), to heart (emotional, beliefs, values) to hands (conversations, actions, strategies, connections)
  • Teaching and affirming
  • Coaching skills: facilitating the ‘aha moment’ to specific key learning points or actions.
  • Supporting a safe environment for the individual and the group

The Content Model

Each of the 4-key programme areas listed, are based on a facilitated model that specifically focuses on building on the ‘Why”-the personal commitment to engage in these conversations and /or care before aligning the ‘What’ or “How”: actions to take as a result.

  • Normalising this experience through shared experience and stories of others.
  • Modeling
    • Showing that facilitator is qualified, experienced and will create safety for the group.
    • Professional and personal experience through which facilitators gained their own commitment in real world experiences.
  • Facilitating participants to consider advance care conversations using the tools personally before applying lessons learned with others.
  • Creating safe environments for public and professionals to do this in a group setting.
  • Translating Applying delegates personal experience of the course and materials into key actions (personally, professionally, community or organization) that can create or forward positive changes at the personal/ individual, organization or community level.

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