EFFECTIVE GROUP LEADERSHIP
This workshop provides a fresh and enlivening appreciation of the importance and mastery of groupwork. Groups structure our social world, whether they are families, teams, communities, workplaces or on social media. Due to their underlying structures, groups are continually changing and evolving. To help group leaders keep pace, Andrew has developed a framework entitled 'Continual Change Groupwork'. This framework provides the knowledge and skills for workers in the community services, health and counselling fields required to deepen their facilitation expertise and maximise the potential for change in group members’ lives.
The framework provides a solid foundation for effective facilitation, beginning with groupwork’s basic building blocks and progressing to creative group leadership tools that develop a strong leadership presence. It also provides a mental map to assess and diagnose the challenges experienced along the way. Participants receive a copy of Andrew King’s latest book 'Continual Change Groupwork ' (2018).
• explore the use of advanced group facilitation skills
• use experiential learning and creative adult education principles
• use of multi-sensory tools to increase motivation and support change
• respond to group dynamics and how to promote individual and group change
• development of your group leadership presence.
Suitable for anyhow interested in deepening the use of their groupwork skills.When: Friday 17th August 2018 from 9.00am to 4.00pm.
Andrew is a leading group work specialist in community services, counselling and health. A respected author of multiple text books and training programs, he has devoted a large part of his career to group work and working with men, fathering and domestic violence. As a research practitioner Andrew is known for his focus on generativity and sharing his knowledge using a strengths-based approach. He has published a range of articles on group work leadership in the Australian context and facilitates national and international training workshops. He regularly lectures on Group Processes in Counselling at Australian Catholic University in Sydney. Andrew is currently the Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager at Relationships Australia, NSW.