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Copy of Presenting & Facilitating (Part 2)

  • Christchurch New Zealand (map)

About this course

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Many of our roles require facilitation of small group discussions or presenting information to a variety of audiences, or simply put - getting up and speaking in front of others.

Most of us dread it.

And yet we’re also often frustrated with group discussions which go around in circles, or are commandeered by a few individuals, or are really a lecture disguised as a discussion. Let alone presentations which bore us to tears. Everyone benefits when you’re able to confidently stand up in front of others to direct a conversation; enable diversity of opinion; support dialogue and discussion; and present a clear compelling message.

And the skills for effective facilitation and powerful presentations are easily learned. It’s a combination of knowledge, technique, practice – and confidence.

This interactive workshop will equip you with techniques, tools and ideas for becoming a great facilitator and a memorable presenter.

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What you will be learning

Through this course you will:

  • Understand the key principles of great facilitation

  • Appreciate the specific ways in which adults learn and interact

  • Recognise the value of presentation structure, variation and key messages

  • Understand how to maximise audience engagement

  • Gain confidence with speaking in front of others – and reduce nerves

  • Apply what you’ve learnt in your own presentation

What does this course involve?

  • Pre-workshop reading and a short video to prompt some thinking (15 minutes)

  • Half day course to build your knowledge and skills Presenting & Facilitating

  • Half day session where you present to a small group and get feedback

This course can count towards your clinical professional development requirements.

Course Feedback

“I think this is the best practical course I’ve been on for ages and everyone who does any public speaking would learn from it.” Health Promoter “I really enjoyed this workshop - it gave me a lot of great information and confidence to enable me to present effectively.”

Nurse Educator

“Immense value- feel my presentation will be more interesting now and hopefully have more impact for the audience.” Professional Leader “I am going to tell colleagues who are experienced presenters like myself that you can get a lot out of this course.”

Project Specialist “Excellent confidence building

I will recommend staff attend” Charge Nurse Manager

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Facilitator and details:

  • Jacqui Benter-Lynch - Organisational Development Specialist/CDHB

  • Cost - Free

  • Open to: All Canterbury and West Coast DHB staff or anyone working in the wider Canterbury or West Coast health system

Cancellation Policy

  • Learning and Development require two weeks’ notice prior to course date.

  • Courses are usually full and have a waitlist. By giving us plenty of notice allows someone else to benefit from this development opportunity.

  • It is our policy to inform your manager/professional lead if you do not attend on the day.

For more information, please contact:

The Talent Leadership and Capbility Team on:


How to Enrol

  • Please also follow your usual departmental procedures for attending a course.

  • If you don’t already have a healthLearn account, you can register for one here.

Earlier Event: 16 October
Tikanga Māori
Later Event: 30 October
Interpersonal Skills for Leaders