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How to Facilitate

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Bow Arts 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Get an introduction to facilitation from Gill Hay, an experienced facilitator who works across the UK. This is an opportunity to get more of an understanding of facilitation purposes, options and styles.

You may wish to develop your understanding of facilitation to help you:

  • Include more participatory work in your practice
  • To apply to your work in schools/colleges
  • To use in your research based practice
  • To apply to your work in informal settings: day centres, youth clubs, adult groups, parent groups etc

Lydia Ashman, Senior Education Project Manager from Bow Arts will be at the session to contribute her thoughts and ideas from an arts education perspective.

Aims of the session:

To provide artists with the principles of facilitation which can be used in any context (including art education (e.g. in schools) and participatory arts workshops / sessions / projects)
To provide artists with the tools to work with groups of different of ages and sizes
To enable artists to develop their facilitation skills in professional contexts
To provide artists with tools to work with the challenges of group facilitation

The session will include:

-Information about facilitation: Joint understanding of facilitation purposes, options and styles
-Some facilitation tools: Establish a basic set of tools and review their use in practice, facilitation practice
-More advanced facilitation tools: Facilitation practice, increasing depth of knowledge and skill, creativity, working with conflict

Tickets available here

Concessionary Rates (Bow Arts Artists): £6
General Admission: £12

There will be a short break in this session to have a snack, please bring something with you.

If you have any access needs, please feel free to call the Bow Arts office to discuss your requirements.
If you are a Bow Artist and booking a discounted ticket, please bring your pink Bow Arts card with you when attending. You know you are a Bow Artist if you have a pink card – please call the office with any questions.

More about Gill Hay, part of the Rhizome, a co-op providing facilitation, mediation, consensus building and training to community activists and co-operatives across the UK here