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Co-consulting and Problem Solving Group Facilitator Training


Co-consulting groups are discrete three-hour online sessions. Staff members from across organisational teams and boundaries meet for a ‘one off’ period to help colleagues learn more about a work issue that they find problematic. This encourages them to think about how they might behave differently.

The purpose of the co-consulting group facilitator training is to develop coaching and consultancy skills; to establish, manage and conclude a relationship designed to help colleagues explore complex problems without telling them what to do.

It is a method that provides benefits to individual participants, as they develop the ability to transfer the learning into brief interventions with colleagues within and outside of their team and organisation. 

This approach has been used extensively throughout the pandemic across NHS trusts providing clinical and non-clinical staff with support to develop resilience wellbeing, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence.


Who is it for?

People new to co-consulting, and development for those with experience. 


Course Objectives:

  • Develop skills for co-consulting group facilitation
  • Explore the role and responsibilities of co-consulting group facilitation
  • Experience the dynamics of a brief learning group
  • Understand the dynamics within short term group interventions
  • Apply a range of concepts and techniques to problem solving


Course Content:

  • Developing boundaries & ground rules
  • Co-consulting models
  • Listening, questioning clarifying & feedback skills
  • Short term behavioural interventions
  • Online facilitation
  • Creating the environment for successful co-consultancy


Indicative Duration:

3 half day groups over 3 months.

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