Dialogue and Facilitation Training

09:30 - 16:30
Sep 12th 2022

Join us for an in person workshop on facilitation and dialogue skills. This interactive full day session will include practical tools, pair work, embodied practice and group discussion to foster participative and productive group conversations.

For more information contact Jo Winsloe Slater on jo.winsloe@stethelburgas.org
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In our work we are often called upon to listen deeply and actively across diversity, to hold spaces delicately, and to work with real differences and disagreements. Sensitive facilitation in small and large groups, and creative approaches to dialogue are key skills for engaged and effective facilitators.

This one-day workshop is for facilitators or organisations who want to improve the way they work with groups or explore a wider range of tools, as well as for those new to facilitation.

Filled with a rich selection of facilitation methods, approaches and exercises, the day will offer an insider look into some of the tools used for St Ethelburga’s transformational programmes.  It will be highly experiential, with an opportunity to engage with practical techniques that help to foster participative and productive group conversations.

Workshop elements will include:

  • The art of listening
  • Designing facilitation spaces for engaged participation
  • The importance of good questions
  • Common facilitation pitfalls
  • Responding to difference, disagreement and tension
  • Opportunities for practice and implementation


Jo Winsloe Slater

Jo is Manager of Refugee Allies, a project of St Ethelburga’s that practices hospitality, welcome and community between settled, local people and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to strengthen UK communities.  Jo has over twenty five years experience in bringing people together in community to foster learning and understanding, and promote social repair and change. She has facilitated diverse groups in various settings including outside in nature and with volunteers in European refugee camps. Prior to working at St Ethelburga’s Centre she held roles in the interfaith and social care sectors, bridging divides between individuals and partners across sectors.

Tarot Couzyn   

 Tarot is Co-Director of St Ethelburga’s, and is an experienced facilitator of 20 years. She played a key role in developing and facilitating our programmes in radical resilience, sacred activism, and group volunteering in refugee camps. She is currently developing an exciting new strand of work training diverse leaders to facilitate tree planting workshops across large tracts of farmland. Previously, Tarot worked in collaborative arts and LGBT / gender rights, facilitating groups in Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Ireland and South Africa.