Why is enrollment limited to 6 participants per session?

Working with small groups is a useful educational approach that has many advantages over large group (e.g., lectures) and solitary (e.g., online self-study) methods of learning. Small group learning allows participants to interact with, and receive immediate feedback from others, which is critical when the goal of training is to develop practical skills, such as communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills (Jacques, 1986). Working in small groups also encourages teamwork by enhancing empathy and sensitivity towards others – a skill that is paramount within the hospitality setting (Elwyn, Greenhalgh, & Macfarlane, 2001).

For the trainers of TONY BECK COMMUNICATION TRAINING, small group learning enables us to give undivided attention to each participant as they progress through the Praxis Cycle. This approach to communication training encourages individuals to challenge assumptions, and fosters a deeper understanding of the skills necessary to communicate effectively (Crosby, 1997). By allowing participants to experience and practice new skills during the workshop, we facilitate the application of learnt skills in future events.

Crosby, J. (1997). Learning in small groups. AMEE Guide No 8, Association for Medication Education in Europe.

Elwyn, G., Greenhalgh, T., Macfarlane, F. (2001). Groups: A guide to small group work in health care, management, education and research.

Jacques, D. (1986). Learning in small groups, 2nd ed., Kogan Page: London.

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