Each course also has an optional second module of a further two days - dates for
these are arranged with participants during the first module.
Details of our next course
This course is currently available only on an in-house basis.
To introduce and develop skills which may be used within training, consultancy or
other situations where others are assisted to achieve results.
The course is based on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Accelerated Learning.
NLP may be described as a branch of applied psychology and allows for easy understanding
and rapid skills development. Accelerated Learning provides ways of identifying participants'
personal learning styles and designing training so that each person can gain maximum
benefit. Participants will be able to use both NLP and Accelerated Learning techniques
themselves as a result of the course.
Participants may possess varying degrees of experience and will still be able to
participate fully in, and benefit from, the course; it is not necessary to be familiar
with facilitation, or with NLP/Accelerated Learning prior to attending.
The course is run on a modular basis, allowing for absorption and practice between
sessions. The final day has an open format, providing opportunity for in-depth practice
and application to specific work contexts.
The course is practical, experiential and interactive, with a range of exercises
and activities involved throughout. Group size is kept small, so individual attention
can be maximised. Participants are given feedback on their performance throughout
the course and assessment processes include peer assessment, through group feedback.
The atmosphere is informal and friendly and many past participants have established
and maintained ongoing contact and support with each other.
Module 1: To be announced
Module 2: To be announced
Times are usually 9.30am - 5.00pm.
The course will count for CPD (continuing professional development requirements)
for most professional bodies.
A certificate will be given to participants successfully completing the course.
First day: basic principles, approaches and techniques, including an introduction
Second day: group processes, including development of awareness of personal style
Third day: advanced language and communication skills
Fourth day: open format for participants to explore in more depth any topics they
Pentre House, Welshpool. The location for the course is just over the Welsh border,
reasonably close to Shrewsbury and Chester and just over an hour's drive from the
Welsh coast. Within a very short distance is the river Severn, Offa's Dyke and a
plantation of the largest redwood trees in Europe. And, while you are here, you
will be able to meet our rare-breed pigs.
Contact us for further details
FULL COURSE CONTENT
DAY ONE: BASIC PRINCIPLES, APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES
To introduce participants, assess needs and expertise and preview the course content
To introduce facilitation as a process, and its relationship to change management
and personal development
To introduce and develop skills in NLP, AL and associated models and techniques.
To work on self facilitation and one-to-one facilitation
Topics include: The roles, stages and skills of facilitation;
NLP and Accelerated Learning origins, approaches and techniques including:
Objective setting, * Observation skills, * Shifts of perspective, * Rapport development,
* Mental strategy, * Self awareness and management, * Speech and language skills
DAY TWO: GROUP PROCESSES
To develop awareness of personal style
To develop understanding of individual differences and needs
To develop skills in facilitation, presentation and coaching
To create individual action plans
Topics include: Awareness of own style and motivation (using selected brief tests);
Understanding others' learning needs, styles and motivational patterns; Understanding
group dynamics; Developing learning states and strategies; Selecting appropriate
processes, activities and aids (including documentation); Developing personal presence,
managing time, dealing with divergence, disagreement and conflict, working with co-presenters;
Utilising role modelling; Gaining commitment; Recognising and handling individual
and organisational factors which may assist or hinder the success of facilitation
DAY THREE: ADVANCED LANGUAGE SKILLS
To further develop communication skills
To learn how to vary language according to individuals' motivational patterns
To learn flexibility and influence in language use
Topics include: Effective listening; Imparting information; Questioning; Giving feedback;
NLP and Ericksonian language models and patterns including the use of precision,
indirect language, metaphor, dialogue and influencing language.
DAY FOUR: IN-DEPTH PRACTICE AND APPLICATION
To explore in more depth any topics which interest participants
To further enhance individual skills through applying techniques learned to participants'
own work contexts
To review and integrate learning over the course
To work on continuing action plans for further development
Topics: will depend on the wishes and needs of the participant group.