upcoming training 


 ICA UK Certified Training
12th & 13th October 2023, 9.30am- 5.30pm

€975 (Early Bird of €795 expires on the 25th Sept, Limited to 6 places) 
Avila Conference Centre
Bloomfield Avenue
Morehampton Road
Dublin 4, DO4 YF66
Online Booking or Email miriamodonoghue@gmail.com if your business/organisation would prefer to be invoiced directly

GFM course information 

Group Facilitation Methods are part of the ICA’s Technology of Participation (ToP)® Methods.

The methods are applicable in any setting where groups need to develop a shared awareness and make collective decisions or plans. ToP Methods allow for participatory and transformative group journeys.

Designed for those who want to use facilitation skills confidently and effectively, this course suits all levels of experience including team leaders, people in middle to senior management roles, community and voluntary support workers, independent facilitators, community activists, and group leaders of any kind. 

The course presents the two methods in a practical and participatory way. Each method is first demonstrated, then analysed and discussed, and then practiced in supportive small groups with Guided reflection & feedback.

Finally, participants plan how they will apply each method in their own situations. Participants will develop their skills, share experiences, and gain an in-depth understanding of the principles behind the methods.

by the end of the course, participants will:
  • ▪ Be able to identify when and how to use the Focused Conversation and Consensus
    Workshop methods
    ▪ Have gained confidence in the use of these methods
    ▪ Have recognised and explored elements of participation, creativity, teamwork and action
    ▪ Have built links with others to promote future collaboration and support in the use of the methods.

past participant testimonials

“Really enjoyed the course, the pace, the facilitation and the method”.

“Great course and extremely well presented and delivered, kept informed throughout, very helpful and excellent communication”.

“The course exceeded my expectations and I have recommended it to others at work”.

“I haven’t felt as excited about a new approach …Miriam’s infectious enthusiasm gave me butterflies. She delivered the course in a warm approachable and knowledgeable way and really did pack a lot in”.

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