Group Leadership

The course is designed to provide students with an extended skill set for effective small group facilitation. The course focuses on facilitator confidence, managing group dynamics, and unique challenges facilitators are likely to encounter. Students will achieve competency in running groups as a basic or developmental facilitator.

Course Objectives

This program provides students in the helping professions with knowledge of theory and experiential practice in the facilitation of groups.

Before the end of this course, students will demonstrate the following:

  1. Creating safety and openness in groups
  2. Giving and receiving effective feedback
  3. Facilitative roles
  4. Personality and facilitation style
  5. Encouraging participation
  6. Basic vs. developmental facilitation
  7. Stages of group development
  8. Managing and promoting group energy
  9. The facilitator as trainer
  10. Working under pressure
  11. Operating extemporaneously
  12. Working through distractions
  13. Using humour
  14. Managing difficult group members
  15. Managing conflict
  16. Mediation techniques
  17. Using language effectively
  18. Co-facilitation
  19. Overcoming personal blocks to successful facilitation

Additional Information

Found in These Programs: Addiction Counsellor Diploma, Professional Counsellor Diploma

Course Type: Evening (PT)

Course Length: 12 weeks

Course Hours: 48

Prerequisites: None

Other Requirements: Enrollment in Addiction Counsellor Diploma, Professional Counsellor Diploma program, or special permission from the admissions department