Event Organiser: Clore Leadership

Event Dates: 17/09/2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Cost: From £10

Event Type: Networking

Event Category: Creative

Event Location: Hartlepool

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Skills Day: Working Effectively in Groups

Booking is now open for the next round of the Tees Valley Leadership Programmes Skills Days Autumn 2024.

These stand-alone training days are packed full of useful tips and takeaways that you can apply to your work and leadership, no matter what the context.

The skills days are open to anyone working in the Tees Valley cultural sector whether for an organisation, independently or as a freelancer. Skills Days can help you to enhance your skills, build confidence and expand your network.

Working Effectively in Groups

  • Date: Tuesday 17 September 2024, 10 – 4pm
  • Venue: The BIS, Hartlepool
After the success of this facilitation training day last year, we are bringing the session back for a second time for anyone that missed out.

What’s involved?

This practical one-day workshop is designed to build confidence in and sharpen your skills in working with groups. Leadership requires working with groups in a range of contexts – and it is challenging. Groups can be powerful, sometimes overwhelming – AND groups contain a wealth of wisdom, ideas and creativity. How can we really tap into that? To generate effective dialogue, work creatively with conflict, encourage ideas and decision making with groups of people?

This is facilitation skills training in its broadest sense: it is about developing your strength in working effectively with others, whether leading or supporting group meetings, running workshops and other collaborative events or processes.

The day includes a mixture of training input, lots of practice of skills and reflective sessions, as well as a short action planning session at the end to help you decide how to put into practice the approaches and skills developed.

You will also have the opportunity for follow on support, tips and guidance as you apply your learning in real life, with an online follow up session 4-6 weeks after the course.

What will I take-away?

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the principles of effective facilitation (and how this sits alongside a leadership role)
  • How to set up, guide and invite participation from teams, stakeholders, partners, clients through a facilitated process
  • Practical and creative tools, structures and processes for generating effective dialogue, ideas and decision making
  • How to work creatively with challenge and conflict


The fee for each leadership skills day is on a pay what you decide basis. There is a recommended minimum rate of £10 + VAT for individuals; £25 + VAT for organisations. BOOK NOW

Freelance bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available for freelancers at a fixed rate of £125 towards loss of earnings incurred due to attendance at this training event. Bursaries are only available to creative and cultural freelancers living or working within the Tees Valley and a limited number are available per event. Bursaries will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to your attendance at the event.

To request a freelancer bursary please tick the box at the time of booking in Eventbrite . We will contact you via email to confirm the bursary allocation and outline next steps on how to make your claim.


We will ask for your access requirements as part of the event on-boarding. This might include (but isn’t limited to) live speech to text captioning, provision of or support for the costs for BSL interpretation; notetaking or audio description. If you would like a conversation with a member of our team before making your application, or would like support in completing the application form please email [email protected]

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