FACILITATOR QUALIFICATION

1 year

qualification course

1 facilitation training

training of trainers

5 thematic workshops

1 reflective lab

bi-monthly peer talks

for reflection and exchange

6 hours of coaching

(bookable add-on)
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Facilitate PARTICIPATION,
CO-CREATION and LEARNING

Why facilitation matters

A facilitator…

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.

The way you invite your participants, set up and host your event matters. A welcoming and warm atmosphere, as well as a sustainable concept for the event are often underestimated components of facilitation. You will learn how to make your events sustainable and inviting, and how you can host yourself and others in a resilient way throughout an event.

How it will work

1 year qualification course

Facilitation
training
18 October - 3 November 2022

blended training of trainers
3 weeks

BI-MONTHLY PEER TALKS

Facilitation
training
22-25 september 2022

in-person training of trainers
3,5 days

Element 27

Facilitation of participatory processes
6-8 December 2022

online
2 × 3 hours

Coaching (bookable add-on)
Element 28

Design & facilitation of online and hybrid events
7-9 February 2023

online
2 × 3 hours

Facilitation
Practice
Element 29

Dealing with intragroup dynamics and group effects
4-6 April 2023

online
2 × 3 hours

Facilitating Conflict Resolution
4-6 July 2023

online
2 × 3 hours

Resilience and Sustainability in Hosting Events
5-7 September 2023

online
2 × 3 hours

REFLECTIVE LAB
5 October 2023

online
1 × 3 hours

How it will work

1 ½ year qualification course

Path

Element 23

Basic
Qualification course

Path

Element 24

Advanced
Qualification course

Element 25

Basic
Facilitation
Training

Module 1 a, blended learning

Peer-to-peer Learning
Element 26

Advanced
Facilitation
Training

Module 1 b, blended learning

Element 27

Online
Facilitation
Training

Module 2, blended learning

Learning Supervision
Facilitation
Practice
Element 28

Mid Term
Reflection

Module 3, online

Element 29

Reflective Lab

Module 4
(in-person, location tba)

How it will work

How it will work

How it will work

in person - 3,5 days

This intensive training of trainers provides an introduction to theoretical foundations of pedagogy, constructivism, principles of adult learning and group dynamics. It will equip you with competences, methods and tools for your work as a facilitator. You will explore a facilitator’s role, and learn how to design and navigate group processes in a participatory and inclusive way.

blended over 3 weeks

This blended learning training of trainers, combining online sessions and asynchronous work in between, provides an introduction to theoretical foundations of pedagogy, constructivism and principles of adult learning and group dynamics. It will equip you with competences, methods and tools for your facilitation practice. You will explore the facilitator’s role and learn how to design and facilitate group processes in a participatory and inclusive way.
Element 27

online - 2 sessions

In this thematic workshop you will get acquainted with different phases of participatory processes and learn how to create transparent decision-making procedures. You will discover how to foster participation and enable teamwork based on democratic values. You will be able to apply your learnings to different contexts such as processes of innovation, collaboration, ideation and decision-making.
Element 28

online - 2 sessions

In this thematic workshop you will learn how to plan and design interactive and inclusive online and hybrid events. You will explore how to facilitate such events in a holistic, participatory and engaging way, all while considering the specifics of learning and working in a group online. We will support you in translating and transforming your events from in-person to online or hybrid formats.

Element 29

online - 2 sessions

This thematic workshop will help you understand intragroup dynamics and group effects. You will get equipped with basic theories and models, explore how to analyze intragroup dynamics and specific group effects. Moreover, you will learn how to react in a given situation with methods that respond to the needs of the group.

online - 2 sessions

In this thematic workshop you will get familiar with basic theories and models of conflict analysis and management as well as with the nonviolent communication approach. You will learn how to identify causes and symptoms of conflicts in a group, how to address them in a constructive manner and use them as opportunities for progress. You will also discover how you can support others in developing a peaceful attitude towards themselves in situations of conflict.

online - 2 sessions

In this thematic workshop we will introduce you to the four dimensions of sustainable development (ecologic, social, cultural and economic). Based on the approach “Education for Sustainable Development” you will learn how to incorporate sustainability in your events and explore how to foster sustainable acting among participants. We will introduce you to the concept of hosting yourself and others and support you on the way to become a more sustainable and resilient facilitator.

online - 1 session

REFLECTIVE LAB

Closing your Facilitator Qualification Course with this 3-hour online session, you will reflect on your development as a facilitator in the past months and will work on cases brought in from you and your peers. At the same time, we will equip you with tools and methods to prepare and conduct evaluation and reflection sessions with a group. Together we will celebrate your completion of the Facilitator Qualification Course.
FacilitaTion Practice
15
Days

Learning by doing! You will practice your facilitation during the facilitator qualification course, self-organized and at your own pace. We recommend 15 days of practice both in online and in-person settings (3-4 hours online are equivalent to one day in person). You will have space to reflect and exchange on your practice in the peer talks.

Peer talks
Bi-monthly
1,5
hours

The peer talks are bi-monthly moderated meetings – a space for reflection and peer exchange. You will get connected to other peers, reflect on your learnings and facilitation practice and dive deeper into specific topics which are emerging throughout the way. You can bring in your own good practices, failures, topics for development or challenges and get inspired by peer facilitators of our learning community.

 

coaching
6 hours
(bookable
add-on)
You will have an individual coach supporting you in 3-4 meetings, monitoring your learning goals and your self-assessment. The coach, who is an experienced facilitator, helps you reflect on your facilitation practice and discusses cases that are open or unclear.

Choose your Learning Path

full course

(WITH BLENDED TRAINING of trainers)

starting from € 1600

full course

(WITH in-person TRAINING of trainers)

starting from € 1800

coaching

(bookable add-on)

€ 500

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.

You have some questions or doubts? Check out our FAQ here.

Does this seem like a big decision and you’re not sure which option best suits your needs?
and we will be happy to help you evaluate and choose the most suitable option.
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