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DRUMBEAT – Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes and Thoughts

Do you work with people experiencing complex issues that put them at-risk of social isolation and disengagement?

Then the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training is for you.

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT program is an evidence-based program that combines the power of group drumming with conversations to explore what connects us and build resilience. DRUMBEAT has a 16 year track record of delivering positive results across a range of behavioral and well being outcomes. To learn more about the evidence base, visit our website www.holyoake.org.au/drumbeat.

Want to facilitate this powerful program? Register today!

Over the 2 day experiential workshop, you will:

  • Learn basic hand drumming techniques (no prior experience necessary)
  • Practice program foundations including mastering layered rhythms, facilitating fun drumming games and engaging discussions
  • Explore group facilitation strategies to maintain a safe and inclusive space for all participants
  • Learn how to evaluate your program delivery using an action research approach and report on outcomes

It is a fun, intensive and practical professional development. On completion you will be provisionally accredited to begin delivering the DRUMBEAT program right away.

*Holyoake is the only authorized training and accreditation body of the DRUMBEAT program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Facilitator training for?

Professionals working with vulnerable populations will gain the most from the DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training. The DRUMBEAT program may be a very beneficial intervention for you if your role includes working with people to support their well being, improve social and coping skills and change behaviour. Participants come from a wide range of sectors across the Education and Community Services industry that include counselling services, mental health services, alcohol and other drug services, out-of-home-care services, hospitals, aged care services, services supporting serving and ex-service men and women and their families, refugee and migrant services, disability services, justice and correction services, elementary schools, middle and high schools, special schools and school focused services.

What resources are provided at the training?

You will receive a Training Workbook and standard DRUMBEAT Program Manual to take home. A djembe (drum) will also be provided for the training. Once you have completed the full training and gained provisional accreditation you will also receive additional materials and resources to support you in your program delivery.

Do I need to bring anything to the training?

Bring a pen, water bottle and we’ll provide the rest. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing.

Will I be required to participate in all practical activities?

Come prepared to have fun and drum your socks off! This is an experiential, hands-on training, and active participation is encouraged. It’s also beneficial to develop your skills and gain experience. Check out our Facebook Page for videos of the training in action!

Can I attend only one day of the two day workshop?

You must attend both days and participate in the skills demonstration to gain provisional accreditation to deliver Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT program. If you have a valid reason why you are unable to make both days e.g. sudden illness, family emergency, please send us an email and we can arrange for you to complete the 2 day training program at another time.

Will meals be provided at the training?

Lunch is provided each day. We try our best to accommodate special dietary requirements, please check with us if you have concerns.

What payment options do you offer?

You may choose to pay as an individual or as a business. When registering you will have the option to pay online by credit card OR PayPal.  You will receive a tax invoice as an attachment with the confirmation email.

Is there a minimum number of people per workshop?

Generally workshops with less than 20 people registered will be cancelled two weeks before the training start date. Registered attendees will be contacted by email and will receive a full refund.

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that unforeseen events may occur that prevent you from attending and we try to be as flexible as possible. If you are unable to attend after registering for a training you must notify us in writing. Refunds will not be given for ‘No Shows’, including being unable to attend due to illness, personal or work issues. Please contact us via email drumbeatservices@holyoake.org.au.

Holyoake reserves the right to:

  • Cancel or change the scheduled dates for any training where minimum registration numbers are not reached
  • Change the location of the training
  • Substitute trainers

In the event of the training being cancelled, Holyoake will notify registered attendees via email prior to the training start date to offer a full refund or to transfer the registration to a different training.

I have a question that is not answered here, who can I contact?

If you have another question, you can contact us via email at drumbeatservices@holyoake.org.au.