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Target Audience

Preparing for Crisis workshop is designed for senior staff and board members who are responsible for communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated communications team.

Outline

This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their response to a crisis. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support in establishing your organisation’s crisis communications plan. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

Target Audience

Public Affairs and Political Communication is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for advocacy, policy and communications in their organisation. It is particularly suited to those working in smaller organisations who may not have a dedicated advocacy team or for those with little experience of engaging with public representatives and decision makers.

Outline

This training session aims to help organisations to build or enhance their public affairs outputs and build relationships with decision makers. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support on enhancing your organisation’s public affairs outputs. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

Target Audience

This one-day workshop will be beneficial for chairs of boards, CEOs leading executive teams, officers engaging in community outreach, education/training and youth workers.

Outline

Have you been in a meeting that’s been a shameful waste of time, energy, and disregard for politeness? Are you beginning to lead groups, but feel a bit out of your depth?

Would you like to feel confident about taking charge in a group and helping to show the way?

This training workshop provides you with a fundamental grounding as well as fresh ideas, processes, and practical tips for working with groups. It will also provide an experiential learning environment offering insights on:

  • THINKING: key concepts of working with groups and a methodological framework
  • TACTICS: approaches and strategies to help you deal with difficulties
  • TOOLS: practical and pragmatic tools and methods.

WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT, NOW?

Setting the context for the course thinking about what facilitation is and what it isn’t. Getting all on same page.

SO, HOW DO WE DO IT?

Let’s go through the basics Your first few words and your starting five minutes.

Things you will definitely need to do, and what you will want to cover next. Making your interventions. The facilitator’s role, tasks, jobs list, how to end.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND

Some core concepts and why they’re important

Groups behave in particular ways, and leading groups requires certain methods and approaches. Get your head around the key things to be thinking of and what to be aware of.

OK I’M READY, SURE WHAT CAN GO WRONG?

Mistakes, risks & obstacles

Being aware of what things can go wrong in a group, and how you can be prepared and avoid them. Be ready for when it goes awry.

HOW CAN I LOOK GOOD?

How you can be successful as a group facilitator

Tricks and Hints. Tools and Exercises. Methods and activities. How to listen like a thief.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT

Practice makes perfect, so prep for your next group. Signposts to your next steps as a group facilitator.