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Making Groups Work

19th Jan 2018 @ 09:30 - 16:30


Making Groups Work:

This course is for people who manage teams, work with groups in the community, run events, chair meetings, facilitate group coaching sessions, teach, or would like to learn more about making groups effective.


Ali Barclay & Neil Oliver

Ali Barclay

Ali originally trained as a nurse and then moved into community work. After her group work training she became a professional Facilitator and set up Oliver Barclay partnership. She has a wide range of experience in a variety of settings throughout the Public and Voluntary sector. Her principal interest is in Leadership Development through team and individual coaching work. She has taught on the post-graduate course ‘Counselling in Organisations’ at Bristol University and is involved in direct training with a variety of organisations. She is an Associate of the Bristol Business school and an ILM7 accredited Coach..

Neil Oliver

Neil originally trained as a Social Worker and then worked in residential homes for people with learning difficulties at a time of huge change as hospitals closed down. His career then moved towards Social Work management where he worked as a coach for social work students and then moved into Staff and Service development. His group work training was with the Family Planning Association where he also worked as a consultant for a while. Through Oliver Barclay partnership he has developed his role as facilitator and trainer, developing a focus on effective communication within groups. His work has been mainly in the Public and Voluntary Sector both in this country and in Europe. He has also worked as a consultant for SOLACE. He has an MA in Public and Social Administration from Brunel University.

Ticket Price:

This event is free to all, but booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us on 07548 014066 (9am-1pm Mon – Fri). This event is made possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills and Learning.


19th Jan 2018
09:30 - 16:30


Edventure: Frome @ The Welsh Mill Hub
07548 014066


The Welshmill Hub
Frome, BA11 2LE
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07548 014066