FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers about our men's groups training, MenFacilitate.

Who can facilitate and run a men's group?

Anyone can be a men’s group facilitator: the role of the facilitator isn’t to be a therapist, coach or counselor or to give wise advice. The role is to get people talking and sharing different perspectives and opinions in a non-judgmental way.

You don’t even have to be male! And you could use these skills to run mixed groups or women’s groups.

If you want to facilitate groups (professionally or for free in your own community), conscious conversations, self-aware transparent non-hierarchical gatherings, personal and community development spaces, then MenFacilitate training workshop is for you!

I don’t have any qualifications or experience working with men. Can I still run a men’s group?

Yes. You don’t need any qualifications or experience working with men to become a men’s group facilitator - all you need to do is ask questions, make people feel heard and included and hold a safe space.

What exactly happens at MenFacilitate training workshop?

  1. We run through the day and bring up any specific needs from anyone.
  2. We have a brief check-in.
  3. We run through a typical MenSpeak men’s group.
  4. Kenny breaks down key moments of the group, and explains his thought process as facilitator.
  5. We wrap up with a Q&A.

How much does it cost?

Check the Meetup page for the latest pricing.

Who runs the workshops?

The workshops are led by MenSpeak’s founder, Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz, a personal development consultant with over two decades worth of experience in facilitating groups.

When’s the next MenFacilitate training workshop?

The workshops are led by MenSpeak’s founder, Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz, a personal development consultant with over two decades worth of experience in facilitating groups.

Is training held in person or online?

Due to coronavirus pandemic, we are currently holding more online men's groups so we are focusing our energies on hosting online men's group facilitation trainings to help foster more connection and community in this uncertain time.

Do I need to do the course to start a group?

Not at all. We have created a Men’s Group Quick Start Guide if you’re keen to start now. However, the big advantage to doing the course is your ongoing support from us and the relationships you build with your fellow graduates, which we’ve been told has been really useful as you look to start and establish your own groups.