• Are you thinking about, how to have more purposeful & productive conversations, bring out the wisdom of a group, encourage feedback between people, and reach shared awareness in meetings?
  • Are you curious about how to generate and weave together a diverse range of ideas, develop creative solutions, and build a group consensus?”
  • Are you a manager, project manager, or HR expert in a company and want to build stronger and more effective teams through facilitation?


If any of these questions resonate with you, we invite you to join us in the 2-day Group Facilitation Methods course, which will be delivered in partnership between Olos Institute and  ICA:UK (www.ica-uk.org.uk). The course will be delivered  in English.


When: Wednesday, November 27th 2024 – Thursday, November 28th; 9:00-17:00
Where: Središče Vitalis, Hladilniška pot Središče Vitalis, Hladilniška pot 28, 1000 Ljubljana


Who this course is for

This course is for internal and external facilitators (both new and experienced), HR professionals, executives, directors, leaders and managers where the impact of facilitation can enable successful delivery of powerful outcomes.

This course provides a structured introduction to the Focused Conversation and Consensus Workshop methods, which form the foundations of the Technology of Participation methodology.

The Focused Conversation method provides a structure for effective communication which ensures that everyone in a group has the opportunity to participate and leads to the group achieving a shared awareness of both the topic and the different perspectives of the group.

The Consensus Workshop method enables a facilitator to draw out and weave together everybody’s wisdom into a clear and practical consensus.

“I found Group Facilitation Methods both practical and participatory. As tools the methods allow for different ways of seeing and thinking to be incorporated, and they also enable groups to reach informed consensus and decisions with relative ease. I have used them in a variety of contexts, and would recommend them to all group leaders and facilitators”.  Ruth Moore, Upper North Belfast Community Empowerment Programme


ICA:UK teaches to interact in a meaningful way
ICA:UK teaches you how to interact with various people and cooperate as a group in a meaningful way. I have used the group facilitation methods that I learned with ICA:UK in my HR team and the team members commented that the way we facilitated our meeting was “new”, “refreshing”, “interesting”, “bonding”. I would recommend people who work with other people (many of us, really) and/or groups to learn facilitation methods this organisation provides. Thank you for the training!”  Anastasiya Markuts

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the two days participants will:

  • Be able to identify when and how to use these participatory group processes: The Focused Conversation Method and Consensus Workshop Method
  • Have gained confidence in the use of these methods
  • Have recognised and explored participation, teamwork, creativity and action (the underlying principles of the methods)
  • Have built links with others to promote future collaboration and support in the use of these methods

Training style

The course presents the two methods in a practical and participatory way. Each method is first demonstrated, then analysed and discussed, and then practiced in supportive small groups with guided reflection & feedback. Finally, participants plan how they will apply each method in their own situations.


Jonathan is a Lead Trainer in the Technology of Participation, with over 25 years of using and training others in group facilitation methods. Now based in London (UK), he has extensive experience in working with a wide range of local, national and international clients in around 40 countries, including governments; bilateral and multilateral agencies; international, national and local organisations.

Jonathan believes strongly in bringing a human-centred, participatory approach to development, and puts particular emphasis on seeking to enable others to “shine”, supporting the development of their skills as facilitators, as trainers and as champions of the human factor in their work.

Dragana  is Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Mentor Coach (CMC). NLP Trainer, certified trainer of the L.1 Programmes of Points of You® Academy and facilitator. President of the Supervisory Board of Slovenian Association of Facilitators and member of the Supervisory Board of the Slovenian Association for Coaching Development.

Dragana is passionate about facilitation, the differences and progress it can make and believes that experts as facilitators, coaches, trainers and other professionals working with people, can support social progress for the world becoming a place for all of us to enjoy living in.


Training fee:

Your investment in your professional development is:

  • 500 EUR regular fee
  • 400 EUR for self employed (who don’t employ others) & self-funding individuals

Fee includes:

  • Participation in the programme
  • Training materials
  • Certificate
  • Drinks and snacks during coffee breaks and light lunch

Special offers:

  • Early bird discount of 10% is available for payments of the full amount before October 30th 2024.
  • 30 EUR discount for members of the Slovenian Association of Facilitators

Early bookings are encouraged as seats are limited. 

Further details

For further information, please contact us: info@olosinstitute.si; 051 339 137