Effective Group

Effective Group Leadership

A two-day workshop to help group leaders, managers and team leaders develop the skills to facilitate more interactive and engaging group work in community and counselling settings.  


Next public workshop

Relationship Australia NSW Bathurst
91 Seymour Street, Bathurst
NSW 2795

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 May 2021


Who is it for?

Our training is ideal for you if you want equip yourself with proven techniques to help you balance different views within your group, keep everyone motivated, as well as tools to adapt your management style to suit every situation.

This training is ideal for you if you are a:

  • Counsellor or psychologist who regularly runs group sessions or workshops
  • Team leader or trainer at a community organisation or charity
  • Youth group facilitator
  • Educator


What will you learn?

This workshop help you develop your leadership and group facilitation skills.

You’ll better understand your own and others’ styles of communication, how to deal with different group dynamics, how to give feedback, and how to run creative group exercises.

We’ll also focus on your confidence, communication style and belief systems – which are all important contributing factors in your ability to successfully create vision, hope and a common purpose to unite your team.

Over the course of two days, you will learn how to:

  • Develop your own leadership style and presence
  • Improve your body language and presentation skills
  • Identify and practice the key skills to bring out the strengths in each member of your group
  • Use experiential learning and creative education activities
  • Identify ways to increase group member motivation
  • Respond effectively to group dynamics and learn how to promote individual and group change
  • Understand best approaches when responding to existing trauma in group members

What you’ll get

All participants will receive a Group Leadership Skills Report on their strengths and areas for development.

You’ll also receive a copy of the book Continual Change Group work: Being an effective group leader (2018), authored by Relationships Australia NSW counsellor Andrew King.


Workshop fees

$550 per person.

$500 per person if booking for two or more people at a time.

Workshop facilitator

Andrew King

Andrew King is a leading group work specialist in community services, counselling and health. A respected author of multiple textbooks and training programs, he has devoted a large part of his career to group work and working with men, fathering and domestic violence.

As a research practitioner Andrew is known for his focus on generativity and sharing his knowledge using a strengths-based approach.

He has published a range of articles on group work leadership in the Australian context and facilitates national and international training workshops.

He regularly lectures on Group Processes in Counselling at Australian Catholic University in Sydney.

Andrew is currently the Practice Specialist, Groupwork and Community Education Manager at Relationships Australia NSW.

Book now

Thursday 20 – Friday 21 May 2021


Relationship Australia NSW Bathurst
91 Seymour Street, Bathurst
NSW 2795

“Thank you for the recent session you ran with the Drug Education Network educator team. From conversations with the team, they all report having gained further tools and inspiration for their different presentation styles.
It was clearly a worthwhile and valuable PD session.”

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