Tomorrow’s Teachers II: The Art of Facilitation

Teaching and supervising colleagues are important and integral parts of clinical practice. The role of the teacher is shifting from a didactic giver of information to a facilitator of learning.

Additionally, as trainees move into a Consultant/General Practitioner role they will be frequently called upon to facilitate and lead meetings. The Tomorrow’s Teachers II: The Art of Facilitation course focuses particularly on teaching in the workplace.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Delivery: Virtual or face-to-face
  • Methods: Discussion, group work and plenary
  • Pre-event preparation: None

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Who can attend

Trainees will most benefit from this course when they have had prior experience of teaching and have undertaken a previous teaching course, ideally Tomorrow’s Teachers 1. Due to the further development of teaching approach that this course affords it is preferable that there has been a period of time between courses to maximise the benefit for the trainee. Suggested grade ST3 and above/equivalent.

If you do not meet the target audience criteria but have additional experience that you feel would be appropriate for you to attend this course, please contact us.

Aims and learning outcomes


– Expand their understanding of educational theory
– Explore key principles of facilitation
– Increase their understanding of the facilitation process

Learning outcomes:

Having attended this course, delegates will be able to:

– Expand their understanding of educational theory
– Explore key principles of facilitation
– Increase their understanding of the facilitation process

Associated GMC Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC)

Domain 2: Professional Skills (Communication and interpersonal skills)
– Demonstrating effective consultation skills, including effective verbal and non-verbal interpersonal skills
– Demonstrating active listening skills
– Demonstrating cultural and social awareness
– Maintaining appropriate situational awareness and sensitivity to the impact of their comments and behaviours on others

Domain 5: Capabilities in leadership and team working
– Promoting a culture of learning and academic and professional critical enquiry

Domain 8: Capabilities in education and training
– Plan and provide effective education and training activities
– Provide supportive developmental feedback, both verbally and in writing, to learners and doctors in training
– Create effective learning opportunities for learners and doctors in training
– Evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of their educational activities
– Promote and participate in inter-professional learning
– Give timely and constructive feedback on learning activities and opportunities

Faculty biography

Crystal Collings

Dr Crystal Collings is a Consultant in Emergency and Paediatric Emergency Medicine. She trained in the Severn deanery before moving to New Zealand back in 2009. She commenced higher specialist training in Wessex in 2011 and is currently working in Southampton children’s emergency department. Crystal has a longstanding interest in medical education with a focus on simulation and human factors. Crystal was appointed as director for Tomorrow’s Teachers II in early 2022 and is excited to be making the move back to face-to-face teaching.

Event dates and how to book

The following event dates are available to book online:

18 July 2022
3 October 2022
7 December 2022

If you have not yet registered as a user with the HEE Accent Course Manager system, you will be required to do so before booking your place.