New postgraduate-level course in Facilitation Skills launched

A NEW postgraduate-level training course in Facilitation Skills has been launched by Aberystwyth University. The course, which is in partnership with Menter a Busnes, welcomed the first cohort of 12 members of Menter a Busnes staff at Aberystwyth in May.

Llanbadarn Campus Entrance Photo - Tomos Nolan

Llanbadarn Campus Entrance
Photo – Tomos Nolan

This module, Facilitation for Organisational Leadership, which is accredited at level 7, is an interactive practically based course in facilitation skills and techniques. Participants are entitled to 20 credits at level seven upon successful completion of the course.

All 12 participants enrolled on the course have become Postgraduate Students of the School of Management and Business at Aberystwyth University. All credits are transferable and give the students an opportunity to pursue further postgraduate programmes at Aberystwyth University in the future.

Professor Andy Henley, Director of the Institute of Management, Law and Information Science at the University expresses delight to be partnering with Menter a Busnes, “to support its work with local businesses and organisations”. Adding that:

“This is an exciting initiative which will result in direct benefits for the local economy by raising our ability to support enterprises to develop their leadership skills and potential.”

Module leader, and Associate of Menter a Busnes, Wyn Owen, added that they are “extremely extremely excited about this new initiative in partnership with Aberystwyth University.” He went on to say:

“It has taken a great deal of hard work, commitment and time from both partners to get to this stage and the potential to grow this is immense. We look forward to developing this in future and are already working on a second module in coaching and mentoring”.