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Facilitator and Clinical Lead Training

A clinical lead and at least two facilitators will be trained in each organisation. The clinical leads and facilitators have slightly different roles, but they both attend the same training.

The training is spread over two Days, with a gap of a couple of months in between both training days. Day 1 takes place prior to facilitating Rounds and Day 2 takes places after experience of facilitating at least three Rounds.

  • Day 1 – includes an introduction to Rounds, topic generation, panel preparation, facilitation skills and a live Round
  • Day 2 – includes ideas for sustainability, advanced facilitation skills and further panel preparation skills

Experience suggests that Schwartz Rounds are more likely to be embedded successfully in organisations with more trained facilitators.

Online training – Covid-19

As a result of restrictions on face-to-face meetings due to Covid-19, we are running an online version of Schwartz Rounds training instead. We hope to resume face-to-face training in the near future.

Our online training includes the following components:

Day 1 online training

  • An initial online learning event for your Schwartz steering group (only required for new Schwartz Rounds sites)
  • E-learning modules for facilitators to complete in their own time.
  • A voluntary one hour Q&A Session for facilitators with our trainers to ask any questions about completed e-learning modules (dates below)
  • A three hour Experiential Session for facilitators with our trainers (dates below)
Q&A Sessions (1 hour) Experiential Sessions (3 hours)
25 January 2021 – 9am 28 January 2021 – 9am FULLY BOOKED
08 February 2021 – 12pm FULLY BOOKED 24 February 2021 – 3pm
22 February 2021 – 9am 30 March 2021 – 12pm
23 February 2021 – 3pm FULLY BOOKED 29 April 2021 – 9am
26 March 2021 – 12pm 13 May 2021 – 12pm
29 March 2021 – 12pm 12 July 2021 – 12pm
27 April 2021 – 9am 14 September 2021 – 12pm
28 April 2021 – 9am 6 October 2021 – 9am
11 May 2021 – 12pm 22 November 2021 – 12pm 
21 June 2021 – 9am
9 July 2021 – 12pm
24 August 2021 – 9am
13 September 2021 – 12pm
4 October 2021 – 9am
19 November 2021 – 12pm 
7 December 2021 – 9am

Day 2 online training

  • E-learning modules for facilitators to complete in their own time.
  • A three hour Experiential Session for facilitators with our trainers (dates below)
Experiential Sessions (3 hours)
11 February 2021 – 12pm
23 March 2021 – 9am
18 May 2021 – 9am
19 July 2021 – 9am
10 September 2021 – 9am
11 November 2021 – 9am

How to book on for online training

To book on for our online training, please email

Please note, to be able to book on for training, your organisation must have a Schwartz Rounds contract with us. Our Schwartz Rounds contracts include training for a number of facilitators. More information about the process of signing up your organisation to run Schwartz Rounds can be found here.

Schwartz sites can purchase additional training places for £450 per training Day per person.