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Group Facilitation Skills

  • December 19, 2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • December 20, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301
  • 7


A 12-hour training with James Figueiredo, MEd

December 19 & 20, 2023


PRESENTATION: This 2-day course is a specialized program designed to empower individuals with the essential key competencies and techniques required to facilitate dynamic and productive group interactions. Successful completion of this course will elevate your ability to effectively engage groups in health education sessions, support groups, social groups, and in other settings where participants can benefit from being among others seeking new knowledge and assistance. 

Guided by a seasoned facilitator with extensive experience, participants will explore various strategies, methodologies, and best practices for creating an environment of trust, respect, and psychological safety to encourage open dialogue and cooperation. Throughout this comprehensive course, participants will delve into the theory and practice of group facilitation, gaining a deep understanding of the facilitator’s roles role and responsibilities and evidence-based approaches proven to result in more constructive group interactions, increased knowledge, and improved wellbeing. 


As a result of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe at least 3 different types of groups;
  • Summarize the role of facilitators in shaping the group’s culture and dynamics;
  • List at least 3 group facilitation techniques to maximize participation;
  • Explain how to develop strategies to manage disruptive participants more effectively;
  • List at least 3 evidence-based strategies proven to help overcome apprehension or fear of public speaking;
  • Describe ways to work effectively with a co-facilitator; and
  • List at least 2 simple evaluation methods to measure the effectiveness of group work and continually improve the shared group experience.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: James Figueiredo, M.Ed. is the Executive Director and Founder of Community Workforce Initiative. He has over 3 decades of experience working in the public health field throughout the United States and internationally. His work is focused primarily on the professional development of frontline workers and their supervisors. James has extensive experience developing and delivering trainings on cultural competency, suicide prevention, HIV/AIDS, and leadership development. James has served as lecturer at Tufts University and was selected as an author for the Foundations for Community Health Workers textbook slated for release in August 2023. During the height of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, James worked as a community health work on an integrated clinical team at the Cambridge Health Alliance. He spent another decade at the Justice Resource Institute (JRI) as the Director of Education and Training, where he served as co-chair of the Diversity Committee, oversaw, and led trainings throughout sub-Saharan Africa. James speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole. He holds a Master of Education degree from Harvard University and Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership and Management from Boston University. As an undergraduate he studied English Language and Literature at West London College in the United Kingdom.He most enjoys spending time with his spouse and children on backpacking trips. He aspires to be a coffee grower, avocado farmer, and beekeeper when he retires. 

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $100; *Non-Members $120; *NBCC included. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

12 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 3, 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6, 7, 11-13, 18
CPS Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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