I specialise in developing people's facilitation skills. My work is all about developing people's ability to run groups professionally and effectively.
I have been doing this since 1994. Before that I worked as a facilitator in organisational development. My fascination with groups and the role of the facilitator in enhancing their effectiveness has grown out of my own experiences, both with organisations and also from my group psychotherapy background.
I focus primarily on the practice and skills of working with groups and underpin this with enough relevant theory so that you understand why you do what you do and where the theory comes from. This means that on my courses you will get a lot of practice complemented by input and applied theory. Overall my aim is to increase your awareness of what you are doing, the effect it is having, what is going on in the group and how these dimensions interact with each other.
I have been involved in management development, consultancy and mentoring for over 30 years and underpinning this I also have a strong background in group psychology. I started working with the Leadership Trust and then became a freelance facilitator with a wide range of management development organisations. At this time, in parallel to my work, I undertook a group psychotherapy training and a training in groupwork. I was working both with organisations and private developmental groups at this time.
My main expertise is in the provision of training to develop people’s facilitation skills and their facilitative management styles. My overriding interest is in groups, how they operate and the role that a positive, supportive and impartial facilitator can have on improving their effectiveness in both the long and short term.
I have extensive training and experience as a group process facilitator. This ensures that my work is well founded theoretically and my ability to explain the core processes to participants from a wide range of backgrounds is superb (and I enjoy the work tremendously and am continually learning more).
NICK EVE - course facilitator
The FDP (a four day masterclass in groupwork) is recognised by ILM (The Institute of Leadership and Management). You'll receive a certificate from the ILM plus 12 months studying membership. Elements National Centre No: 004814.
The Facilitator's Development Programme was first run in Sept 1994 for NatWest Insurance Services.
It has been running continually since then and well over 1,000 facilitators have now completed the programme, it has been held all over the world.