Do you want to help others improve their lives, and enhance your own person-to-person skills at the same time? Training as an AVP Volunteer Facilitator might be for you.
‘The skills and confidence that I gained from becoming an AVP facilitator have helped me enormously, both in my personal and professional life.’ (AVP facilitator)
AVP volunteer facilitators lead workshops which help people find peaceful ways of resolving conflict. We work with people affected by anger, conflict and violence, whether they see themselves as victims, aggressors, or both. A facilitator’s role is to make it easier for a group to work together. You don’t need to have any specific knowledge or experience; AVP will help train and support you.
‘Working as an AVP facilitator is fun, it helps me develop my own skills, and challenges me to use the transforming power we can all share.’ (AVP facilitator)
Before you can help facilitate a group workshop you need be comfortable with your own issues around violence. You would normally take part in three AVP workshops as a participant yourself, including at least one at Level Two.
Once you have expressed an interest in training as an AVP facilitator, and participated in three AVP workshops, you will be asked to complete a self-assessment questionnaire. This will help you to think about the qualities required of an AVP facilitator, and to assess your own skills and strengths. You will discuss your responses with an experienced facilitator. You will then be recommended either to proceed to facilitator training, or to participate in further workshops before continuing with this training.
An AVP facilitator-training workshop will help you develop your skills in leading workshop exercises, evaluating responses, working as part of a team, and increase your understanding of the AVP approach. You will be guided by experienced facilitators, and supported in facilitating exercises and working with a group.
If you successfully complete your training, you will qualify as an apprentice facilitator. This allows you to work as part of a workshop team, in which you will be supported in presenting exercises effectively. Your team of co-facilitators will offer feedback to help your development.
For further information about becoming a facilitator please email us or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.
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