IND717 - Facilitation Skills for Land Management


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: CBD*, Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - Intensive mode

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Students are required to attend 2 x 1-week long Intensives at Waurn Ponds campus, Geelong. Intensives include a mixture of classes, seminars and practical activities


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


When working to achieve positive outcomes in Natural and Cultural Resource Management it is often necessary for groups of people to work together and for there to be constructive input from the community. Examples of the kinds of groups that need to work together effectively to make effective decisions include working groups, boards, committees, stakeholder groups and Community meetings. Facilitation and community engagement skills are effective and sought after skills for practitioners working with and for Aboriginal organisations and Communities in this field.

This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of groups and the skills and knowledge involved in promoting community engagement, participation and effective group decision-making. The unit will examine topics such as meeting organisation and facilitation, group dynamics, active listening, sources of tension, managing conflict, prioritising and making decisions, community needs and preferences for participation and types of community engagement.

The unit aims to be relevant and practical for people working with groups of people to create successful natural and cultural resource management outcomes. This unit requires students to engage in a considerable amount of practical exercises that aim to enable students to observe group dynamics and put into practice the theory about how groups make decisions and gain experience in applying skills and strategies that support participant access to group decision-making.

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