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Holistic Online Facilitation

10 February 2022 @ 3:00 pm24 February 2022 @ 5:00 pm CET

150,00€ – 190,00€

Time: 10 – 24 February including five live sessions on Zoom on: 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24 February, 3-5pm CET
Location: Zoom
Language: English

Online, in-person, hybrid? Our possibilities for workshop formats have increased in the last two years. We have discovered and enjoyed getting to know digital tools which make online workshops fun and diversified. However, no matter which new digital platform or tool with more possibilities will emerge, what we always need is to facilitate in a holistic, inclusive and participatory way. And this is possible with simplicity or complexity.

How can we work human-centered and interactive in front of computers? How can we create meaningful connections while sitting in different physical spaces? And how can we include the context of each participant? Join this training to learn, explore and practice holistic facilitation online.

This training is not just about learning the basic digital tools for online workshops. It goes beyond the tools and technologies. It is about learning and reflecting how to facilitate online in a holistic and interactive way, taking into account our heart, head and hands, and creating a safe and brave space for participants to learn, share and practice their learnings.

Online time is precious but learning together and from each other is enriching and valuable. Therefore, we offer a blended learning training comprised of five live sessions on Zoom and asynchronous tasks in between. In the live sessions we will focus on what we can really only do together – peer-exchange, reflection and practice, whereas readings and theoretical input will be provided as tasks in between the sessions.

The training covers:

  • how to design interactive and inclusive online workshops
  • practice and reflection on participatory methods online
  • exploration of online learning formats with simplicity and complexity
  • what (not) to do while facilitating sessions online
  • digital learning environments, life hacks, tools and methods to make your online facilitation more effective and enjoyable
  • how to avoid online fatigue
  • access to a community of education practitioners working in diverse settings

You will experience:

  • a good balance between theory and practice delivered in five two-hour-long sessions via Zoom
  • self-directed learning with readings and group work in between the sessions
  • interactive online sessions delivered 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 is for you if:

  • you wish to explore holistic, interactive facilitation and how to apply it in online settings
  • you are facilitating online sessions and wish to learn more tools and methods and reflect on your current practice
  • you are planning to facilitate online in the future and are looking for guidance
  • you want to connect with other facilitators, project managers and educators to exchange and learn from each other


The Holistic Online Facilitation training is implemented in collaboration with ALDA in the frame of the BRIGHT project. The training is partly co-funded by the REC Programme of the European Union. The content of the training is the sole responsibility of ALDA, the BRIGHT Consortium and horizontal school and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

As this training is brought to you with the financial support of the REC Programme of the European Union, we are able to offer participation fees for half the usual price.



Sebastian Wehrsig is passionate about socio-ecological transformation, people and nature. He works on-site, outside and online as facilitator in education for sustainable development, international co-creation and citizenship education. Currently, he fosters sustainable development, climate actions and socio-ecological transformation at Villa Fohrde, an educational house in Brandenburg, Germany. Before that, he worked at MitOst, for the German Parliament and has a degree in nature conservation and regional development (MSc). Sebastian enjoys hiking and spending time with family and friends in Brandenburg, the Caucasus and the Alps.



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.



10 February 2022 @ 3:00 pm CET
24 February 2022 @ 5:00 pm CET
150,00€ – 190,00€
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