The Choices course normally runs in a church hall or community centre. Groups are typically made up of 8-12 candidates with 2 trained facilitators, although often other volunteers sit in the group offering support with literacy or general encouragement.
Each day has a mixture of whole group, small group and individual activities. These might include:
- team-building tasks such as building a LEGO model
- small group discussions following a video clip
- individual questionnaires to discover different strengths
- whole group thought showers to tackle a problem.
And each week, every candidate has the opportunity to sit down with a facilitator for an individual coaching session to talk more specifically about their personal progress.
On a practical note, we aim to remove any financial barrier that would stop a candidate participating in a course:
Travel expenses are reimbursed
Complimentary refreshments and lunch are provided.