Facilitating Reflective Practice Groups Training

Course overview

This short course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to establish and facilitate reflective practice groups in order to enhance health professionals' reflective capabilities, learning and development.

This is a course for those who wish to develop facilitation and group work skills. As the course can is delivered online, we will also attend to the setting up and facilitating of groups using online platforms.

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The course provides an introduction to the need for reflective practice within health and social care settings, identifying the benefits to clinical care provision and practitioners’ wellbeing.

The content includes:

  • overviews of different models of reflective practice
  • opportunities to refresh core listening and questioning skills
  • an introduction to group dynamics 
  • opportunities to practice facilitation skills in a safe environment
  • guidance on establishing and maintaining groups within workplace settings

The training is interactive and delivered through a combination of presentations, discussion, reflective practice experiential groups and small group work.

The programme will provide participants with:

  • a deeper understanding of the role of reflective practice within health and social care settings
  • an overview of the underpinning principles, key models and frameworks for reflective practice
  • an opportunity to explore and clarify the role of the facilitator
  • opportunities to develop, review and refine facilitation skills through practice
  • key components for establishing and managing reflective practice groups
  • an opportunity to develop a community of practice for facilitators of reflective practice

This programme would benefit:

  • those who already facilitate a form of reflective practice for health care professionals but have not had specialist training or would like to refresh their skills; or
  • those who would like to establish and facilitate reflective practice groups and would like to develop the skills and knowledge to begin the process. 

Prior experience is not required, presentation sessions will allow group members to bring an aspect of their work (planning, interactions, reviews) to discuss and reflect on within the group.

Our training is provided by senior clinician-trainers with extensive experience of facilitating groups and developing and facilitating training in this area.

"Possibly one of the most useful and rewarding courses I have completed. It was very evident from early on that the facilitators were highly skilled and knowledgeable in this area and I'm looking forward to developing reflective practice with my organisation".

"Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you to all for such a rich learning experience, so much was amazingly packed in- so worthwhile doing. Thank-you".

"Just wanted to say that the course is brilliant: very well taught, challenging and stretching, with excellent materials, high standard of pedagogy, and opportunities for profound learnings. Lots of food for thought within and after this course, as is usual for Tavistock CPD courses!"

"The training has been invaluable, very transferable and already transformative"

"The theory learning helped me develop a greater understanding of the approach and the opportunity to practice these skills has meant I’m much more confident in taking it into practice"

"I feel significantly more confident in utilising these skills out in practice, and responding to any resistance/negative feedback from group members" 

"The course was almost faultless! My attention was maintained throughout. Trainers were warm, welcoming and inclusive. I have learnt a lot."

This course will be delivered remotely using Zoom. This is very easy and safe to use regardless of your level of IT skill.
You will need a device with a microphone and camera together with a suitably fast internet connection. Although mobile devices and tablets can be used, we recommend the use of laptop or desktop PC for the best experience. Some devices provided by employers may have restrictions in place. Please use this test link (https://zoom.us/test) to check your set up before booking.
You will be sent joining instructions including all the necessary login links, passwords and guidance on how to use the relevant functionality about a week before the course start date.

Should you have any concerns about the accessibility of remote delivery please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk to discuss how we can best help you.

For further information or if you have any queries, please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk

For further information or if you have any queries, please contact us at CPDEvents@tavi-port.ac.uk

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