Have you ever asked yourself how you could support people in developing 21st century competences like tolerance of ambiguity, problem solving or learning from failure? Would you like create learning experiences that meet every participant where they are at, but struggle with making learning truly personalized? Over the last 3 years, NOW has developed a methodology to accompany participants in their individual learning journeys. Now, we are ready to share this methodology with you! From January 14th to February 10th, we are offering an online module on Learning Facilitation, combining an introduction to the methodology with best practises from our programs.


What is learning facilitation?

Learning Facilitation draws on contemporary theories of learning, which stress both the need for personalization and the need for community in learning.

On the basis of a framework of competences, participants chose and pursue their own learning goals with the support of a Learning Facilitator and their peers.

The methodology combines self-driven learning with strong personal connections and community hosting to enable deep, individual and yet shared learning experiences for every participant.

Who should take this course?

This course is for educators, trainers, facilitators, youth workers, teachers and anyone whose work is related to learning.

Learning Facilitation is especially suited for those working with participants over a longer period of time (i.e. more than just one workshop at a time) and who have some freedom  in designing their learning settings.

In general, the NOW methodology is very flexible and we will reflect together on how to adapt Learning Facilitation to your own context.

What and how will I learn in this course?

By the end of the course, you will:

  • have a clear understanding of what Learning Facilitation is and what theories and concepts it is based on
  • know your own strengths and priorities as a Learning Facilitator
  • have grown in at least two areas of development that you chose yourself with the support of the course host
  • have experienced Learning Facilitation first hand both as a participant and as a Learning Facilitator
  • have concrete ideas on how to implement Learning Facilitation in your own context

How will learning happen in this course?


Getting ready for your own learning journey

In the preparation phase (December and early January) the program will focus on: 

  • A reflection on your previous experience, strengths and areas for development related to Learning Facilitation
  • An individual conversation with the course host to set learning goals for the course


Annina Schlatter

Annina Schlatter

This course will be hosted by NOW founding member Annina. With a background in religious studies and secondary education, Annina has been facilitating learning experiences for young people around the topics of identity, religion, culture and sexuality for many years. She has played an active role in developing the NOW methodology from the very beginning, and is currently developing the Learning Facilitator approach further. Annina also brings her experience in being a learning facilitator in two  NOW Journeys to the course.

Apply to participate in the next edition

The next edition of the Learning Facilitation Online Training is scheduled for January 14th to February 10th. If you would like to be part of this edition, please apply through the link below until December 2nd. 

To make sure the program is accessible for everyone, we have 3 different pricing levels: 

Full costs

100 EUR

For middle to high income countries, corporates and big organizations


Partial scholarship

50 EUR

for middle to low income countries and small organizations

Request partial scholarship

Full scholarship


for low income countries and grassroots organizations (limited availability)

Request full scholarship


How much time does the course require?

You should expect to spend around three hours every week on the course.

Can I get a discount?

We have different financial levels, depending on the situation of our participants, see the price levels above.

What platform does the course use?

The training will be hosted on Slack and based on a learning booklet. Group and individual calls will be hosted on Slack or Skype. For those participants living in the same city, we also encourage in-person meet-ups. 

Can i just participate in those parts of the course that are of interest to me?

The course has a lot of space for personalization in terms of the reading and activities. However, since the group is a core element of the learning experience, participation in group und individual calls is expected by all course participants. 


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