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Some Ideas and Resources for GP Facilitators

Here are a some ideas which GP Educators may wish to use when facilitating small groups of GP Registrars, students, colleagues, etc. These notes are from workshops that the Severn Deanery has provided to develop the skills of GP Educators in facilitating groups of colleagues.


Facilitating Remotely: some ideas Here are some ideas about facilitating skills that are particularly relevant when we are facilitating remotely, using Zoom, Teams, etc. Included are some ideas about using names to encourage participation, and some ideas about using the technology effectively.

Many of the skills needed for facilitating groups face-to-face are also required when facilitating remotely:

Some ideas about groups These are a few notes about how groups work, and some key interventions that the Facilitator can make to enhance the work of the group.

Some detailed interventions Here are some ideas for interventions that Facilitators can make during group work.

Group Rules Here are some ideas for Group Rules and some notes for facilitators when discussing group rules for a new group.

Prezi presentation about Facilitating Small Groups We use this presentation during the Small Group Facilitation Workshops.

Planning Template for Educational Event This is a template that helps us plan a learning event, designed for those who have not had training about teaching methods. It is a blank template which helps us to identify our Aims and Objectives for the session, and then consider the best methods of delivering what we want the learners to learn.

Using Zoom to play music Although the default settings of Zoom are great for speech, if we want to play musical instruments we need to change some advanced settings to enable transmission of good quality sound. These notes explain how to change the settings, and give some tips for sharing recorded music on Zoom.