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Andy facilitates training at Roundhouse Andy facilitates training at Roundhouse

Roundhouse: facilitator training

A workshop exploring facilitation practices.

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In April, Andy delivered training for creative practitioners and youth workers working at Roundhouse, London. This one-day training offered delegates a space to reflect upon their current creative practice, explore some of Geese’s methodology and consider some of the challenges associated with this work.

Andy facilitates training at Roundhouse

Throughout the session, delegates participated in a series of practical exercises which invited them to reflect on the experience of being a group participant whilst considering some of the essential skills of facilitation. Delegates were introduced to Geese’s work with mask as a way of exploring the different behaviours and dynamics that can manifest in group settings. Several key themes emerged throughout the day, including the importance of establishing a safe(r) space, the role of play, principles of good co-working practices, acknowledging power inequalities, the continuum of co-creation and collaboration, and a recognition of how feelings such as shame and fear might present in a group environment.

Read the positive feedback we received below:

“I found the study of mask wearing invaluable – especially as regards conflict. This course has given me more confidence in dealing with young people opting out of exercises.”

– Participant

“An excellent session. The quality of the facilitation was outstanding and the techniques and exercises shared felt very applicable to our work with young people. Thank you for a stimulating and inspiring day.”

– Lucy Nicholls, Education Programme Manager

Image credit: © Ellie Pinney

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