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20 April 2023 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm CEST


Date: 20 April 2023
Time: 2-5 pm CEST
Location: Zoom
Language: English

The place and environment of a meeting can act as co-facilitators, either supporting or hindering the learning process. While they may seem to play a secondary role, they have a significant impact on the atmosphere, well-being, and ultimately, the effectiveness of the learning experience. This impact extends to even the smallest details, such as the wording of the invitation, the quality of information provided, the warmth and openness of the host, the arrangement of chairs, access to natural light, and the quality of food, among others. The space and environment should be consistent with the values being conveyed and act as a mirror to them.

In our workshop, we will reflect on the various aspects of space and environment that, together with facilitation, can create a positive impact when working with groups. We will share ideas and practices and discuss how to create an optimal learning environment in various contexts.

The workshop covers:

  • understanding of different elements of meeting’s place and environments that influence the learning process  
  • ideas for creating a welcoming atmosphere and addressing different needs of participants getting familiar with basic theories and models 
  • exchange on good practices with a group of practitioners 

You will experience:

  • an interactive online session delivered by experienced facilitators
  • a good balance between input and practice
  • space for your questions and peer exchange

This workshop is for you if:

  • you want to think how to set up welcoming, safe, and appreciated virtual and in-person learning environments
  • you work in the field of facilitation, education, community building, project management
  • want to create transformative learning spaces and environments that internalize your values


This workshop is part of a series called Designing Transformative Learning Spaces which aims to rethink different ways of learning in a world that is constantly changing. Regularly reviewing our learning approaches is necessary to ensure personal and societal growth, especially in light of issues such as personal and societal trauma and systemic crises. Transformative learning involves profound changes in a person’s perspective, beliefs, values, and behavior through self-reflection and inquiry. This workshop series invites educators, facilitators, change-makers, and community builders to explore four topics essential to creating transformative learning experiences.  

The workshop is conducted in collaboration with the Civic Europe program, supported by Mercator Foundation. 






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.




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.




20 April 2023
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm CEST
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