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18 October 2022 @ 3:00 pm3 November 2022 @ 5:30 pm CEST

750,00€ – 900,00€

Dates: 18 October – 3 November, including 6 live sessions on 18, 20, 25, 27  October & 1, 3 November from 3 – 5.30 pm CET, and a community event on 21 October from 7-9pm CET

Location: Zoom

Language: English

Do you enjoy bringing people together and supporting their learning or co-creation? Do you want to facilitate processes of participation and co-creation for positive social change in your team, community or ecosystem? Are you interested in facilitating good learning processes for a group?

In this blended learning training of trainers combining 6 online live sessions with asynchronous group work and readings in between, you will reflect about the role of a facilitator and get familiar with the theoretical foundations of pedagogy, constructivism, principles of adult learning and group dynamics. You will learn how to design and facilitate sessions and educational events in a participatory, holistic and inclusive way, taking into account different learning styles and individuals’ background. You will get equipped with appropriate tools and methods that address different needs and resources of your participants.

Whether you have already been practicing facilitation and would like to deepen your knowledge and network on an international level, or you have some basic experience in moderating a group, be it in non-formal or formal education, this training of trainers will equip you with a profound theoretical and practical foundation in facilitation. We will create a safe and enjoyable space to enable self-discovery and self-efficacy. Through peer-to-peer exchange you will connect and learn with and from other facilitators and education practitioners on an international level. You will conclude this training being able to steer your personal learning journey and continue your professional development as a facilitator.

This training covers:

Facilitation – the practice:

  • principles of adult learning, theoretical foundations of pedagogy and constructivism
  • design of group learning processes including theoretical approaches, attitudes and methods
  • introduction to group dynamics and how to adjust methods to the respective atmosphere in a group or react to changes adequately
  • how to work in a facilitators’ team in a constructive way and develop a feedback culture
  • concrete tools for planning and structuring educational events

Learning and Democracy – the thematic focus:

  • how to include different learning styles and individuals’ backgrounds into facilitation processes
    organization of educational events in a participatory way
  • creating awareness of power relations and learning how to share power
  • introduction to holistic facilitation: how to address the whole personality and how to support system thinking
  • mitigating barriers for participation to be inclusive
  • facilitation of processes that lead to empowerment
  • enabling every group member to unlock their potential
  • how to help participants discover their resources and actively contribute to common objectives

Target Groups and professional proposals – the client:

  • design and adaptation of educational events for different target groups

Self-directed learning – the path

  • exploration of the role and attitude of a facilitator
  • diverse examples and good practices for professional development as a facilitator
  • a first step to build your own capacities and professional strategy
  • reflecting on and setting your personal goal and fields of development as a facilitator and creating a plan on your further professional development

You will experience:

  • a good balance between theory and practice delivered over 3 weeks combining 6 online live sessions and self-directed learning through readings and small group/individual work in between (2-3 hours)
  • interactive and enjoyable online sessions implemented by experienced facilitators
  • a community event to get to know each other better and have fun beyond the learning process
  • a purpose-driven and process-oriented training design
  • moderated bi-monthly peer talks after the training
  • the chance to network on an international level and be a part of a vibrant learning community

This training is for you if:

  • you already bring in some basic experience in moderating groups but you are new to facilitation
  • you have practical experience but you never took part in a training of trainers
  • you did not work as a facilitator yet but have some relevant experience of working with groups and seek to ground your practice with theoretical knowledge
  • you are a teacher or a trainer in formal education and would like to get to know non-formal methods and relevant approaches
  • you wish to learn and practice facilitation on an international level
  • you wish to become part of a peer learning community
  • you can dedicate around 10 hours per week to an intensive learning experience (two sessions à 2,5h per week online, and 2-3 hours of individual/group work in between the sessions)

By enrolling in this training, you will get access to the peer learning group and an invitation to join the moderated bi-monthly peer talks which happen every second Thursday of a month at 5pm CET, starting in November.

Does this seem like a big decision and you are not sure if this training is what you need?
Book a call with us here and we will be happy to answer your questions and help you evaluate and choose the most suitable option.



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.





Tino Rasche studied physics in Germany and Russia but today he is more passionate about values and critical thinking and how to show that they are very connected to nature, as proven by science. As a facilitator, he is creating educational spaces for diversity-conscious value-based cooperation of individuals, teams, and organizations. He is passionate about finding creative solutions by combining various spheres of life (philosophy, natural and social sciences, economics, education, health, language, music, technology, theater…) with an active personal attitude.





18 October 2022 @ 3:00 pm CEST
3 November 2022 @ 5:30 pm CEST
750,00€ – 900,00€
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Registration closes on:
11 October, 2022
Minimum number of participants:
The group will consist of 12-20 participants to ensure a good quality of learning and to enable everyone to participate in a meaningful way. In case the minimum number of 12 participants is not reached, horizontal school reserves the right to cancel the course. In such a case, the participation fees will be fully reimbursed. For more details, please check our Terms and Conditions.

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