Facilitation Training Course

Learn to run amazing online meetings, workshops and events

Facilitator Masterclass is a 6-week cohort-based course that teaches you everything you need to run engaging and productive meetings and workshops.

Next cohort: Spring 2023
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Does this sound familiar?

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    You find yourself in meetings that feel like they are going nowhere
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    Meeting participants are disengaged and have trouble contributing
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    Your calendar is full of meetings and workshops, that could be better
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    You want to be a better leader for meetings, but don't know how

Great meetings & workshops don't need to be difficult

Facilitator Masterclass is a 6-week cohort-based facilitation course, that teaches you the foundational facilitation skills to lead engaging and productive meetings and workshops. By the end of this course, you will be able to:

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Effectively apply facilitation methods and techniques
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Improve group decision-making processes
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Increase engagement from all participants
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Run meetings/workshops on digital whiteboards
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Design workshops for ANY challenge
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Cultivate creativity, trust and wellbeing of a group
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Deal with difficult situations and people
Curriculum

How is the course structured?

We've designed this facilitation course to fit the tight schedules of busy, full-time professionals. At the start of each week, you will receive 3-4 video lessons that you can watch in your own time. Then once per week, we are going to have a 2-hour live online class, where we are doing hands-on exercises and discussions to sharpen your facilitation skills.

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Onboarding Week
Week 1
The Onboarding week is dedicated to start the course off on the right foot. We will meet in a kick-off event to welcome you to the course and connect you with other participants. In the same week we will also have an individual call to talk about your work context and check the technical setup for the live workshops.
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Discover your inner Facilitator
Week 2
What strength can you play when guiding a group? In Module 1 we'll discover that answer.

We'll learn the characteristics of good facilitation and explore the 8 archetypes that a facilitator can have.

Live Workshop: Instead of faking charisma, we'll double down on our natural gifts and tap into our honest facilitation style.
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Set up your Facilitation System
Week 3
Distributed work isn’t temporary. In fact, it’s just in its infancy.

In this module we’ll learn the framework and tools to design and run workshops that work every time. And we’re going to explore how digital whiteboards can help us to give everyone a voice.

Live Workshop: Go from scratch to your workshop design. Leave with a prepared digital whiteboard and your key activities.
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Train your Facilitator Superpowers
Week 4
Make your gatherings feel as smooth as butter.

Module 4 gives you the facilitation and hosting skills to deal with a group both online and offline. You'll learn a simple method to give great instructions, facilitating everyone's participation, synthesizing contents and managing the energy of the group.

Live Workshop: Sharpen your facilitation skills with a small peer group, get feedback and leave prepared for your capstone project.
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Capstone Week
Week 5
In this week we will take a break from the course contents and every participant will run their own small workshop in their work environment. You will be the facilitator and run your capstone workshop with your colleagues at work. Along the course we will gradually build up to this workshop and prepare you to take the theory into practice.
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Facilitate with Impact
Week 6
Time to take your learnings to the working environment.

In Module 4 you will hold your workshop and follow up with all stakeholders. In the video lessons we’ll cover how to facilitate sustainable impact and why discomfort is what we need in a world of easy conversations.

Live Workshop: In this workshop, you’ll reflect on your capstone project and differentiate between short-term and long-term impact in working with groups.

Note: We are currently iterating part of the curriculum cohort to make it even better. So the actual curriculum might be slightly different than what is shown here.

Do you want to learn more about the Facilitator Masterclass curriculum in detail? Then feel free to schedule a course demo with us, so we can give you the full walkthrough.

Content

What do you get from participating?

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16+ Video Lessons

Learn facilitation concepts and techniques at your own pace and revisit them whenever you need to

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4 Live Sessions

Practice and sharpen your facilitation skills together in a safe and supportive environment in the weekly live sessions

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Community Access

Get access to our private community, where you can ask questions, access resources and discuss the course material

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Digital Templates

Use our pixel-perfect templates for digital, hybrid and in-person meetings and workshops to save yourself hours of time and trouble

Alumni

What are Alumni saying about the course?

The Facilitator Masterclass has people joining from all corners of the globe. If you're wondering about their experience with the course, take a look below to see what they're saying.

"A course that teaches a modern take on facilitation that leaves you with a lot of ideas and inspiration to improve your own facilitation skills in the long run rather than trying to sell you the complete package and overwhelm you with content."

Nils Becker 🇩🇪
Software Engineer

"It's a new way to do classes and if you are really interested to go digital – go do it!"

Sara 🇩🇪
Team Lead

"René and Daniel will take you on an engaging 4-week journey to explore the topic of facilitation."

Lisa 🇸🇪
Digital Marketing & Communication Manager

"I really loved this course, the quality of the lessons was really high and I learned a lot just watching René and Daniel facilitate the class itself"

Julian 🇨🇭
Customer Insights & Data Analyst

"My capstone project was a lot of fun. We achieved great results in a short time. The feedback was very positive – from all colleagues. From young and older."

Aleksandra 🇩🇪
Project Engineer

"René and Daniel are both awesome! They are hugely engaging and their energy makes it very easy to be on a journey with them"

Carrie 🇮🇪
Organisational Support
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Pricing

What does it cost?

We believe anyone should have the opportunity to learn facilitation. That's why we offer the Facilitator Masterclass with transparent pricing that is accessible, and affordable.

Essential
995€

Take part in the public cohort and learn how to facilitate highly engaging and productive meetings and workshops

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What's included:
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    6-week Public Cohort
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    16+ Video Lessons
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    4 Live Workshops
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    Community Access
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    Certificate of Completion
PRO
1450€

Get the most out of this course with individual coaching and access to all future cohorts and updates

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    All from Essential
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    3x 1:1 coaching sessions
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    Advanced Miro Workshop
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    Access to future content updates
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    Certificate of Completion

If you would like to participate but truly cannot afford it, you can consider applying for our scholarship program.

Essential Group
From
845€ per Person

Take part in the public cohort with small group and learn how to facilitate highly engaging and productive meetings and workshops

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Group Packages
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2 Participants
945€ p. P
3 Participants
900€ p. P
4 Participants
845€ p. P
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PRO Group
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1235€ per Person

Get the most out of this course with individual or group-coaching and access to all future cohorts and updates

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2 Participants
1375€ p. P
3 Participants
1300€ p. P
4 Participants
1235€ p. P
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Are you looking to train more people? contact us and we will get back to you in 1-2 business days.

Upcoming Cohorts

When can you join this training?

Each cohort is limited to 24 participants to ensure a high level of interaction and peer-to-peer learning. Since spots are limited, we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. You can track the availability of spots in the table below.

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September 2022
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Spring 2023
24 seats
Fall/Winter 2023
24 seats
Participants

Who should participate?

The course is designed for full-time professionals who work directly with people and want to take part in driving better ways of working. Here is how to know if the course is a great fit for you:

This course is for you if ...

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    You want to actively contribute to collaboration
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    You want to grow personally and professionally
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    You are relatively new to facilitation
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    You are curious about digital-first workshops

This course is not for you if ...

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    You are a Master Facilitator yourself
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    You are not interested in virtual facilitation
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    You don't like to learn in groups
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    You like to lean back and not participate

Possible roles include

Team Leads, Project Managers, Juniors, Educators, Innovators, Coaches, Creatives etc...
FAQ

Questions and Answers

Course Questions

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Who is this facilitation course training for?
This course is primarily designed for full-time professionals, that are leading group work and are working within an organization, company or non-profit. That could as a team leader, project manager, agile coach, consultant or any other role that is related to group or team collaboration.
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How much knowledge and experience do I need to take this course?
If you have no previous facilitation experience, this course is the the perfect starting point for you. Throughout the course, you learn the fundamental facilitation skills and get actionable tools and templates.
If you are already more experienced, this course offers a great opportunity for you to deepen your skills and add new tools and techniques to your skillset. If you are unsure if the course is right for you, feel free to schedule a course demo with us.  
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What is the time commitment and schedule for this course?
The time commitment for this course is around 2-3 hours per week for six weeks. The video lessons make it very flexible, because you can fit them around your schedule. The only fixed part are the 2-hour weekly live sessions, that are hosted hosted on Thursdays from 5PM - 7PM CET.
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What if I am not able to attend a live session? Will it be recorded?
Yes, all live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the community platform. That way, you can always look back and rewatch a session. But we highly recommend that you try to attend all of the live sessions.
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Will I still have access to this course, after the six weeks?
Yes, you will still have access to the video lessons, full curriculum, and community even after the course. If you enroll for a Facilitator Masterclass PRO, you can also participate in future cohorts.
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What is a cohort-based training course?
A cohort-based training course is a type of training, in which a group of participants (cohort) progress through the material together. In comparison to other trainings, this creates a more supportive learning environment where participants can also learn from each other.
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What tools are used in this course?
The course and the community are hosted on our central community platform, that is accessible through your Facilitator School account. The live sessions are hosted in Zoom, and during the course we will work a lot with Miro.
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What type of certificate will you get for this course?
At the end of the course, you will get a beautiful certificate of completion, that you can share with your network and easily add to your CV on LinkedIn or any other platform.
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Do you offer a scholarship program?
Yes, we do offer a scholarship program if you truly can't afford the tuition.
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Can I get an invoice for the Facilitator Masterclass?
Yes, we can generate an invoice for you or your company. Just let us know during the enrollment and we'll send it over.
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Is it possible to book this training as an in-house training?
Yes, we also offer the Facilitator Masterclass as an in-house training. The in-house training can be on your own schedule and we can also tailer to curriculum slightly to fit better to your needs. The best way to learn more about that, is to contact us through the contact form.

Facilitation Questions

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What is facilitation?
The time commitment for this course is around 2-3 hours per week for six weeks. The video lessons make it very flexible, because you can fit them around your schedule. The only fixed part are the 2-hour weekly live sessions, that are hosted hosted on Thursdays from 5PM - 7PM CET.
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What are the benefits of being able to facilitate?
  • Lead and manage a group more effectively
  • Encourage creativity and collaboration within a group
  • Improve group decision-making processes
  • Avoid/Resolve conflicts and difficult situations
  • Be a better communicator and leader in general
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What are the key facilitation skills?
  • Creating collaborative and safe working environment
  • Being aware of the group dynamics and individual needs
  • Communicating with clarity and purpose
  • Being able to improvise and adapt
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What makes a good facilitator?
A good facilitator can lead a group through any task, challenge or discussions while keeping the group on track and focused. At the same time, the facilitator can boost the groups ability to make good decision, be more creative and communicate with each other more effectively.
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What can being a facilitator do for my career?
Learning and practicing to be good facilitator, has a great return on invest in the long run. It helps you to develop new skills and knowledge around leadership, communication and innovation. All of these skills are highly valued in the todays workforce and can give you competitive edge and easily lead you to your next career step.
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In what situations can I use facilitation?
As a facilitator, you can use your skills and knowledge in many situations. You can act as a facilitator for internal team meetings and workshops. You can use facilitation to collaborate with clients and stakeholders. You can make trainings and events more interactive with facilitation techniques and methods. The list goes on and on!
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What do facilitation trainings normally cost?
If you do your own research, you will be surprised to see that facilitation trainings can quickly cost more than 2000$ per Person. There are no official numbers here, but we have the feeling that facilitation trainings are more expensive than your average leadership training.

If you still have questions, there are two things you can do. You can contact us through the contact form, or schedule a course demo so we can discuss your questions in more detail.

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Then contact us with your question. We reply to every question and will get back to you in 1-2 business days.

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