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26 May 2022 @ 10:00 am28 May 2022 @ 2:00 pm CEST

26 – 27 May, 10am – 6pm CEST
28 May, 10am – 2pm CEST

Location: Berlin (tba)

Language: English

Do you work with organizations or teams who are in constant change? Do you wish to get a better understanding of an organization’s life cycle? And do you seek concrete tools and methods for improving structures and processes in a team or organization?

This intensive 2-and-a-half-day training of trainers will introduce you to theoretical foundations of organizational development and to the CivilSocietyToolbox – a tangible toolkit with methods that support small teams, initiatives, informal groups or small organizations to further build horizontal, healthy and efficient structures and processes.

You will learn how to analyze and understand the needs of a team or organization, plan an intervention, and design a development process for an organization or team. You will get equipped with tools and workshop outlines from the CivilSocietyToolbox to work on vision and mission, strategy, fundraising, internal communication or decision-making processes among others in a team or organization. You will practice some of its hands-on methods with peer practitioners on an international level, and have space to connect, exchange and learn from one another. You will leave this training knowing how to apply the CivilSocietyToolbox, and with a physical CivilSocietyToolbox to take with you.

The CivilSocietyToolbox was developed in the scope of the project “Tools for Citizens”. You can find further information and access the digital Toolbox library here.


This training covers:

  • introduction to the theoretical foundations of organizational development
  • introduction to the CivilSocietyToolbox – a toolkit for organizational development
  • get to know and hands-on practice methods of the CivilSocietyToolbox
  • how to analyze, map and understand the needs of a team or organization
  • how to plan an intervention and design a development process
  • a physical CivilSocietyToolbox which you can take home

You will experience:

  • face-to-face interactions and conversations
  • a good balance between theory and practice delivered in 2,5 days of an intensive in-person training at the welcoming atmosphere of MitOst headquarters
  • interactive and enjoyable sessions implemented by experienced facilitators
  • a purpose-driven and process-oriented training design
  • the chance to network on an international level and become a part of a vibrant community of Toolbox practitioners
  • tasty organic refreshment breaks and lunches (vegetarian and vegan)

The training is for you if:

  • you have know-how and prior experience in facilitation or coaching
  • you wish to learn how to facilitate development processes for small teams, organizations, initiatives, or a community
  • you can dedicate 2,5 days to an intensive learning experience at the in-person event in Berlin


This training of trainers takes place in cooperation with the BoschAlumniNetwork. The CivilSocietyToolbox was developed in the scope of the project Tools for Citizens.





Annegret Wulff is managing director of MitOst e.V and COMMIT gGmbH. Among other things, she has developed the Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg and expanded it to more than 20 countries in Eastern and Central Europe, Turkey and North Africa. She represents MitOst in several European organizations and networks, including the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, the Petersburg Dialogue, NECE and others. She studied Slavic studies, German studies and Economics in Potsdam and Smolensk. Annegret has been focal in setting up the partnership and design of the CivilSocietyToolbox from the start.




Andreas Knoth, is a partner of SOCIUS Organisationsberatung, a Berlin based consulting collective supporting organization development processes. For 20 years, he has accompanied change and strategy processes of organizations and networks in the social, cultural, environmental and educational sectors and has previously worked for various organizations and foundations in an international context. His research and work focuses on impact orientation, transsectoral networks and self-organization development. His educational background is psychology and management. Andreas was part of the founding CivilSocietyToolbox Team and has a lead role in content editing and development.  


26 May 2022 @ 10:00 am CEST
28 May 2022 @ 2:00 pm CEST
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Registration closes on:
7 April
Hygiene concept:
The training will take place providing a hygiene concept in accordance with the respective regulations in Germany/Berlin at that time. We will do our best to provide a welcoming and safe space for everyone.

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