JOIN OUR LAB TO BOOST YOUR FACILITATION SKILLS
Do you host events or offer trainings? Are you a coach or facilitator?
Join our this immersive, dynamic and enriching space for facilitators to improve your skills through practice and peer-to-peer learning.
The Facilitathon’s learning approach is mainly based on direct feedback, on participating in each other’s sessions and on sharing the “behind the scenes” tips and tricks. It’s not a top down workshop on what facilitation is or how you facilitate. It’s rather a safe space for facilitators to try, experiment and give each other useful and personal feedback.
The Facilitathon has been designed for experienced facilitators who hardly have access to spaces where they can improve their skills. You should thus have some kind of experience of working with groups: hosting, coaching, training, moderating or facilitating. We are aiming at a diverse group of participants so do reach out if you’re not sure if this is for you.
WHAT COMPETENCES WILL I DEVELOP?
The Facilitathon is designed based on a framework of 12 key competences of a facilitator,
such as Active Listening, Asking Powerful Questions, Presence and Flexibility, among many others.
This year’s edition will include self and peer assessment tools for you to be able to more clearly see your strengths and your development as a facilitator. Part of the process involves having each participant define their individual learning goals and reflect upon them throughout the process. The results such tools provide us will help us to create a personalized learning certificate for each participant.
The participation fee for the Facilitathon 2019 included:
- Accommodation in shared bedrooms
- All meals during the event
- All training materials
- Personalized learning certificate
∗ We are able to offer partial reimbursement for travel expenses from partner countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK), as long as our travel guidelines are followed.
Please read our sustainability policy here to know more about our practices around transportation, food and waste.
The Facilitathon 2019 receives financial support from Movetia Foundation, which allows us to keep the participation fee rather low.
NOW strives for keeping its activities and offers as accessible as possible, and in the Facilitathon we do that by offering a few partial and full scholarships.
Full participation fee: 400 €
Partial scholarship: 200 €
Full scholarship: 50 €
The Facilitathon has happened so far in:
Zurich, Switzerland in 2016
Schwarzwald, Germany in 2017
Bern, Switzerland in 2017
Balmberg, Switzerland in 2018
Engelberg, Switzerland in 2019