1 facilitation training
5 thematic workshops
1 reflective lab
bi-monthly peer talks & practice
for reflection and exchange
6 hours of coaching
CO-CREATION and LEARNING
Why facilitation matters
Who is it for?
This course is for you if:
- you want to facilitate participation and co-creation for positive social change in your team, community or ecosystem
- you are interested in facilitating good learning processes within a group
- you already have experience and would like to deepen your facilitation practice and get connected to other facilitators on an international level
- you have some experience with moderating a group and enjoy bringing people together for a common cause and purpose
- you are engaged in formal or non-formal education and you would like to learn about hands-on facilitation methods
What you will learn
Our 1-year long Facilitator Qualification Course gets you fully equipped as a facilitator knowing how to create democratic learning spaces, to design and facilitate group processes of participation, co-creation and learning.
Start with the training of trainers to learn about the foundations of adult learning, constructivism, group dynamics and pedagogy. Join the full course to explore more in depth the facilitation of participatory processes, of groups and their dynamics, of tensions and conflicts and learn how to design and facilitate inclusive and interactive sessions in person as well as online or hybrid.
What does it mean to enable learning in a brave and safe space? How can I address and involve participants’ cognitive, emotional and practical skills? How can I deal with conflicts in groups? Along with gaining knowledge about core approaches in design and facilitation, you will have a chance to apply them in practice during unique group learning processes.
A facilitator adapts the design and proposal to a specific target group or a client. You will learn how to design your activities for different target groups or clients from managing the expectations and agreeing on learning goals, to the implementation and documentation. You will also learn how to position yourself on the market.
Online facilitation demands specific skills, competences and methods, which differ from those needed for facilitating in-person. You will discover and practice how to design and facilitate participative, interactive online and hybrid events. You will get equipped with digital tools and methods that will help you make your events inclusive, interactive and enjoyable.
Learning is a lifelong process and self-steering one’s own learning path is at the core of a good facilitator practice. You will understand how to design your own learning path and have space to reflect and exchange about your experience in the peer talks.
We believe that productive ideas and projects which lead to action emerge through co-creation and active participation. You will learn how to create democratic learning spaces that are diversity-sensitive and unlock the potential of each individual.
Our experience shows that navigating complexity has become a crucial skill for individuals, and as facilitators we require competences which allow us to effectively deal with complexity and thrive in uncertain and dynamic environments. You will explore the nature of complexity related to the facilitator’s work, will get to know diverse approaches and frameworks for understanding and managing it and develop sustainable and resilient strategies in your environment.
How it will work
How it will work
Our participants have said...
Thank you, horizontal school!"
Overall, I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking to expand their understanding of holistic learning!"
One thing I have particularly appreciated is the way in which the online course is designed: attending each session taught me far beyond the content itself."
With this role, I found myself facilitating many beautiful community sessions, organizational development meetings and also learning journeys of our community. That is why I wanted to learn more about facilitation as a qualification. To me the most important gain of the facilitation training is my confidence in facilitation as it provided me competences, methods and tools!"
Thank you so much for everything and especially the motivation, energy and aliveness of our lovely facilitators Marta&Tino."
Choose your Learning Path
Enroll in the Full Course
You have the possibility to choose how to start this journey – either with a blended training of trainers (a mix of online sessions and asynchronous tasks in between) or an in-person training of trainers (taking place in Berlin).
Choose a single module from the course
Would you rather start with a single module instead of enrolling in the whole course? All course modules, apart from the Reflective Lab, are bookable as single trainings as well.