Facilitation Training

09:30 - 16:30
Sep 20th 2024

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

For more information contact Rebecca Brierley on 07453287925 or rebecca.brierley@stethelburgas.org



In the current climate of social tension and polarization, how do we bring diverse groups together in conversation and collaboration? How can we meaningfully hold space to work with real differences and disagreements? How can we sensitively gather small and large groups and foster deep listening and understanding?

This one-day workshop will explore these questions and offer tools for facilitation. The experience is suitable for individuals or organisations who want to improve the way they work with groups, as well as those new to facilitation.

Filled with a rich selection of methods, approaches and exercises, the day will offer an insider look into some of the facilitation 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:

  • Designing facilitation spaces for engaged participation
  • Qualities of an authentic facilitator
  • Navigating common facilitation challenges
  • Responding to difference, disagreement and tension
  • Demonstration of a listening process – the gift of restorative enquiry
  • Opportunities for practice and implementation
  • St Ethelburga’s 4 values

Payment for this workshop is on a sliding scale. Please identify which payment point best represents the resources that you have access to.


Jo Winsloe Slater

Jo is Manager of People of the Earth, 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.


Rebecca Brierley

Rebecca leads on our community reconciliation programmes: managing the Journey of Hope faith leadership programme and facilitating our Conflict Coaching & Peacemaking workshops. With over 20 years of experience in community reconciliation, training and facilitation, Rebecca has a passion for curating spaces that encourage understanding and enable shared wisdom. She holds accreditation in restorative justice, trauma informed practice, mediative facilitation and is currently studying Spiritual Direction.