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Supporting Effective Facilitation and Empowerment

This workshop is designed to help Councillors develop the skills to facilitate group discussions or consultations with partners, residents or community representatives.

On completion of this training Councillors will be able to:

  • understand how to prepare effectively for running a facilitation or consultation session
  • use a range of facilitation techniques
  • manage groups and individual participants
  • draw up an action plan for developing their facilitation skills.


Sue Keogh, Development Consultant, SEE

About us

SEE is a Regional Employers' Organisation. We offer advice to local authorities across the south east, in addition to a range of training, development and consultancy opportunities tailored to your needs.


This course will cover:

  • context for facilitation and empowerment
  • characteristics of a good facilitator
  • understanding group dynamics
  • preparing your session and preparing yourself
  • engaging participants
  • structuring the session
  • using a range of facilitation techniques
  • dealing with difficult situations
  • practical sessions
  • learning points and action planning

To arrange a Supporting Effective Facilitation and Empowerment course for your authority or for further information, please email or call 01962 840664.

View other development opportunities for Councillors.