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21 September 2023 @ 10:00 am24 September 2023 @ 2:00 pm CEST

950,00€ – 1.200,00€

Dates: 21 – 23 September 10 am-6 pm & 24 September 10 am-2 pm CEST
Location: MitOst, Herzbergstraße 82-84, Berlin
Language: English

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

In this intensive 3-and-a-half-day in-person training of trainers you will reflect about the role of a facilitator and get familiar with the theoretical foundations and principles of facilitation, 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 facilitation
  • 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
  • practice facilitation in a session

Learning and Democracy – the thematic focus:

  • introduction to holistic facilitation: how to address the whole personality and how to support system thinking
  • how to include different learning styles and individuals’ backgrounds into facilitation processes
  • organization of educational events in a participatory way
  • 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:

  • meaningful face-to-face interactions and conversations
  • a good balance between theory and practice delivered in 3,5 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
  • moderated bi-monthly peer talks & peer practice after the training
  • the chance to network on an international level and be a part of a vibrant learning community
  • the opportunity to get to know or reconnect with MitOst
  • tasty organic refreshment breaks and lunches (vegetarian and vegan)

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 3,5 days to a intensive learning experience at the in-person event in Berlin
How to choose between blended and in-person training?

The Facilitation training in person and blended cover the same learning goals and similar content. Nevertheless the different ways of delivery create a different focus of the trainings. We recommend you to choose the blended training option if you can integrate it best into your daily life and prefer to focus on your individual learning. If you want to build new relationships with peers and network, as well as practice facilitation in a physical space, then we recommend you to join this in-person training.

Whereas the blended learning training covers a period of learning during three weeks and is integrated in your daily life, the in-person training is a very intense learning journey for 3,5 days in Berlin. Simply choose what resonates more with you.

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 & peer practice meetings which happen every last Thursday of a month at 5pm CET, starting in November.

The prices include organic refreshment breaks and three lunches.

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.


Linnéa Mühlenkamp is passionate about creating educational spaces for young people to become active in society. She is working as a freelance trainer and facilitator in non-formal education projects and programs, mostly in Germany and North Africa. Her topical expertise includes organisational development, community building and civic education. She is the co-founder of TraumWerkStadt e.V., a local association in Ruhr area implementing the program RuhrstadtTRÄUMER that supports young people to find their place in (civil) society. As a facilitator, Linnéa loves creating equal and safe spaces, always working process-oriented and towards positive social and organisational change.




Max Pijevskii is a trainer and facilitator in non-formal education, working with civil society organizations, individuals and groups in the Republic of Moldova and in Eastern Europe for more than 10 years. His passion is visual facilitation as well as contributing to raising sustainable and efficient teams, fruitful coexistence of people and discovering diversity between individuals and inside each of them.





Registration is still open for the last available spots. 

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.



21 September 2023 @ 10:00 am CEST
24 September 2023 @ 2:00 pm CEST
950,00€ – 1.200,00€
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Registration closes on:
15 August 2023
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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