FGC Training November 2022

 I have taken so much away from these three days both on a personal level and most certainly on a professional level". D.C - Advance FGC training

Open College Network 

Online Accredited Family Group Conference

Facilitator Training

OCN Level 3 

14 - 17th November 2022

9.20 - 2.30pm 

Cost: £450 per learner 

Please note: Our courses are very popular with places being filled quickly. You can hold a place by pre-arrangement with NetCare training team 

Due to unprecedented demand our Family Group Conference Co-Ordinator training is running again in November. This four day course covers all that is needed to become a fully fledged Co-Ordinator with a nationally recognised accreditation from Open College Network. The trainer, Jim McGrath, has over 25 years experience in FGC practice. He has been deliverying Co-Ordinator training for over 20 years. Jim has written papers, articles and chapters for several professional publications and has advised Government on legislative changes to enhance the inclusion of children and families in childcare proceedings as well as advising the Italian children and family court judges/magistrates on the benefits of Family Group Conference in care and protection proceedings. 

The cost of the course is £450/€540. There is a reduction for bookings of 5 staff or more from one organisation ranging from £420 - £390 per person.

The course includes: Copies of the PowerPoint Presentation, 65 page practice manual and telephone, email and virtual support for the first FGC

NB. Course places are limited and at present there are only 6 places remaining.

 "Truly inspirational and extremely valuable training”

The course will cover: 

  • Ethos, Values and Philosophy
  • Theories underpinning the process
  • The Five Stages of Family Group Conference
  • Strength Based Approaches

Preparing participants

  • Remaining Child Focused
  • Working with Fears, Tears and Hope
  • Allowing the narrative to unfold
  • What is behind resistance and how to work with the energy
  • Positions, shift and moving forward

The Family Gathering 

  • Setting up the room
  • Creating a safe and nurturing space
  • Facilitating the pre-Private Time meeting
  • Clarifying ambiguity and perceptions
  • Keeping it child centred solutions
  • The agreement
  • Developing the plan
  • Closing and reviewing

Also included:

  • Open College Network Accreditation @ Level 3 
  • Training and practice materials
  • 65 page training manual 
  • Telephone/Email/virtual Support with the first conference 
  • Access to further upskilling training including; Restorative Practices, Mediation, and creative engagement skills 

"Thank you for such an energetic and fun filled training. It is the first time that I have looked forward to online training. The skills practice, the knowledge and the sharing of case studies brought the whole thing alive for me. I could have happily done another 3 days without complaint" EB, Devon.

There are a limited number of places available. Booking early is recommended as we apply a first come first served policy. 

To recieve a booking form click on enquire 

"I wanted to say ‘thank you’ so much for the amazing three days training. You have inspired me and I found the training motivational. I must say I have been able to take onboard a lot of new ideas and will feed these back to our team. I have already mentioned to our manager about the benefits of whole team training. You’re an asset to the FGC world!! I feel privileged to have worked with you". S.B - Advanced FGC course