It will be based on the very successful training we gave four times previously, most recently in January 2020, but with a few improvements.
The first two days, 13-14 September, will comprise a comprehensive short course, Elicitation with SHELF. This course will cover the principles of expert elicitation and the SHELF method, together with practical considerations in planning and running a SHELF elicitation workshop. Practical exercises and group work provide deeper understanding of the principles, and will be particularly useful for those who may need to commission or coordinate an elicitation exercise.
The key role in the SHELF method is that of the facilitator. The Advanced Facilitation course will be run on 15 September, and if there is sufficient demand it will be run again on 16 September. This will be an immersive, small group, hands-on session for participants who wish to be trained to act as facilitators. Each trainee will gain practical experience of facilitating a SHELF elicitation workshop, using carefully designed and realistic scenarios. Trainees will also gain experience in another important role, that of recorder. Attendance is limited to four trainees on each Advanced Facilitation day. Participants will need to have first attended the two-day Elicitation with SHELF course (on either this or a previous occasion).
Course fees are £625 for Elicitation with SHELF and £1650 for Advanced Facilitation, including refreshments and lunches.
The venue is in the centre of Sheffield, and participants wishing to stay at the Leopold will be given a code for a discounted rate. In addition to the Leopold Hotel there are several other hotels nearby.
Elicitation with SHELF will begin at 0930 on Tuesday, 13 September, with registration and refreshments available from 0900. This course will end no later than 1700 on Wednesday, 14 September.
Each Advanced Facilitation day will begin at 0900, with registration and refreshments available from 0845, and will end no later than 1700.
Some testimonials from the previous courses: