Facilitating Team Days
Sometimes teams benefit from an external facilitator to provide a space for the team to meet and discuss subjects that require delicate handling, or that require the independence of someone to offer reflections and new perceptions.
If you are hosting an event, and need someone to compere and manage proceedings, timings and the process-contact me.
Facilitating Difficult Conversations
There are times when disagreements can quickly escalate. Communication breaks down and relationships become strained. I can facilitate a conversation, in a safe space between conflicted parties in order to aid understanding and help get the relationship back on track.
Facilitation Training: Foundation
Facilitation foundation course: (4 day) This course offers the essential knowledge, skills and practice necessary to effectively and confidently facilitate a group.
Facilitation Training: Creative Approaches
Creative approaches to working with groups (2 day) Learn creative techniques that you can use to deepen your facilitation skills with groups, young people, and with teams
Facilitation Training: Difficult Conversations
Facilitation: Difficult conversations (2 day) A course to deepen your facilitation skills to create safe spaces for difficult conversations and dialogue.
'Helen easily and quickly gained my trust and respect as a co-facilitator on the drama project with the children at school. She was easily able to inspire and engage us all-and the children were excited and enthusiastic about their experience and the things they were learning throughout the project. Helen was conscientious in ensuring listening and reflective practice with the children, making sure their needs and interests were at the heart of the project.'
"As a facilitator with the Projecting Plymouth project, Helen has worked with diverse groups of young people across Plymouth, raising their aspirations and supporting them to produce and deliver exciting projects that make change in the city. She has engaged and inspired her group members, using a variety of practical, creative techniques to help them realise their ideas. I have been very impressed with the quality of her work and innovative approach, and look forward to collaborating in the future."
'I have worked closely with Helen in developing the delivery of a creative therapy group for women with, or at risk of suffering from, post natal depression. Helen’s work in facilitating this group has resulted in some phenomenal outcomes for the women who have been referred to the group. Simple moves forward for many of the women which were unthinkable before meeting Helen. Helen is extremely professional and intuitive in the tailored care pathways which she initiates for each of the women individually. Feedback from the women within the group and the professionals that make the referrals to the group is always extremely positive. Helen, quite simply, is an amazing practitioner that is a joy to work with who I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending.'
“Having had the opportunity to get to know Helen as a colleague, I have a very high regard for her work. She identifies young peoples needs, often hidden within their behaviour. She works in an unconditional, non-judgmental way and continually reviews the group and the needs presented within it, so that both the aspirations and self-esteem of the young people attending can be raised - and I hasten to add with much success! . Helen communicates regularly with myself and the funder's of the drama group so that we are informed of any developments/difficulties along the way. As a result, Helen has proved herself to be reliable, trustworthy and professional within her work."
“Helen has been inspirational in her leadership of this group, and has turned around the lives of some of our most vulnerable families. Whilst full of fun and laughter, the groups have become a lifeline for the women involved, and this is all down to Helen’s skill and talent in bringing out the best in them, and re-building their self confidence. Responses from the women involved have been really positive, and the outcomes are amazing. Helen responds to their needs intuitively, and yet with a gentle approach that instils confidence and a sense of security when it is most needed.”
"Helen is highly professional and has made relationships of the highest calibre with children, parents and staff in our school. She has the ability to listen effectively and in an inclusive way which makes everyone feel equally valid and important. Helen has effortlessly turned what was a freelance appointment into a highly popular and effective additional member of staff."