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BASIC FACILITATION TRAINING
June 1 – June 13€890 – €980
Dates: 1 – 13 June, including 6 online live sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays , and a community event
Time: 3-6pm CET during the week, 11am-2pm on Saturday
Do you enjoy bringing people together and supporting their learning or co-creation? Would you like to explore and practice facilitation of group processes? In this two-week blended learning training you will reflect about the role and position of a facilitator, become familiar with the foundations of educational theory and adult learning and learn how to design facilitation sessions and educational events with methods that address the different needs and resources of your participants.
Whether you are engaged in non-formal or formal education, with this blended learning training, combining 6 online live sessions with asynchronous group work and readings in between, you will dive into the world of facilitation, and we will create an intensive and enjoyable learning experience for you. Through peer-to-peer learning you will connect and exchange with other facilitators and education practitioners on an international level.
Join this training to explore the magic of facilitation and to unlock your own potential!
This training covers:
Facilitation – the practice:
- theoretical foundations of pedagogy and adult learning
- psychological and methodological preparation to design learning processes and to work with groups
- concrete tools for planning and structuring educational events
- how to work in a facilitators’ team in a constructive way and develop a feedback culture
- getting familiar with group dynamics and how to adjust methods to the respective atmosphere in the group or react to changes adequately
Learning and Democracy – the thematic focus:
- how to acknowledge participants’ social, cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, educational, gender etc. backgrounds
- main principles of non-formal education and diversity and how to address it through different methods in a group
- introduction to the design of democratic learning spaces
- how to facilitate processes that lead to empowerment
Self-directed learning – the path:
- understanding of the role and attitude of a facilitator
- how to design one’s own development process
Target Groups and professional proposals – the client:
- design of facilitation sessions and educational events with methods that address different needs and resources of participants
Hosting and sustainability – the frame:
- get familiar with the principles of hosting yourself (well-being) and others as a facilitator
You will experience:
- a good balance between theory and practice delivered in 6 three-hour-long sessions via Zoom combined with self-directed learning through readings and small group work in between the sessions (2-3 hours between each session)
- interactive and enjoyable online sessions implemented by experienced facilitators
- a learning community, with opportunities to exchange ideas and gain feedback from other participants
- a purpose-driven and process-oriented training design
This training fits to you if:
- you like to explore and practice facilitation of group processes
- you do not yet have any facilitation experience or if you seek to ground your facilitation practice with theoretical knowledge
- you are a teacher or trainer in formal education and would like to get to know non-formal methods and relevant approaches
- you can dedicate 15-20 hours/week during those 2 weeks for a profound learning experience
- you look forward to connecting with peers in a learning community
Registration is open till 25 May 12 am CET.
Marta Gawinek-Dagargulia is a born cosmopolitan and lover of diversity, an educator and facilitator for 15 years now with very thorough experience in online facilitation. Her professional passions are lifelong learning, civic education and the development of key competencies for the working environments of tomorrow. She is an experienced project manager and team lead who has created spaces for empowering individuals and communities in Georgia, Central Europe and Germany.
Matthias enjoys working with complex and relevant topics such as conflict management, power, project management and moderation techniques and the challenges to set up a proper training regarding those issues. He has extensive experience in the field of facilitation and education. He is the co-author of a publication regarding online facilitation for the German Publishing House Waxmann Verlag, the co-creator of the Educational Programme “ENJOY” and the co-author of the Online Plattform “Competendo”, dealing with competency-based learning.