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.
During the Facilitathon you will improve your ability to facilitate learning experiences through interactive and adaptive sessions, practice and peer-to-peer learning.
Week by week, you will immerse yourself into one of five central topics for facilitating learning experiences:
After a short introduction, you will be able to choose between three different sessions each week to deepen your understanding of the topic. This way, you are able to self-direct your learning during the whole course.
In pairs or alone, you will get the opportunity to develop and facilitate a session, and get detailed feedback by your peers and a NOW Facilitator.
Due to the rapidly developing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in different parts of the world, we have decided to run our practise sessions online in this edition.
Practice sessions in languages other than English are possible, depending on the make-up of the group.
During the Facilitathon, you will be accompanied by an experienced learning facilitator, trained in the NOW methodology of Learning Facilitation.
Your learning facilitator will guide you on your individual learning path, help you set and reflect upon your learning goals and nudge you into new directions.
Bi-weekly group calls with a small group of peers will allow you to reflect and harvest your learning experience.
You will receive your learning certificate one week after the end of the program.
We only have three prerequisites for participating in the program:
The program is aimed at anyone who already has at least 2 years experience in facilitation or training.
This can be both in a formal or non-formal learning setting, in a non-profit or community-based project or in a corporate environment.
Although potentially practice sessions can be held in different language groups, depending on the set-up of participants, we expect fluency in English for you to be able to fully comprehend and interact with the content and the group and really benefit from the experience.
The Facilitathon will only have a transformative impact if you’re able to dedicate time and energy for it throughout the implementation period.
On average, you should expect to spend around 3 hours per week on the program.
Participants from any corner of the world are welcome to apply, however,
we can only offer scholarships for participants from partner countries.
The Facilitathon’s design is based on a framework of key competences for facilitating learning experiences.
We will use the NOW App to measure your development in these different competences along the program. This will allow you to more clearly see your strengths and your development as a facilitator.
At the end of the program, you will receive a personalized learning certificate.
The participation fee for the Facilitathon covers:
In 2021, the Facilitathon received financial support from the Movetia Foundation. This allowed us to keep participants’ fees accessible for anyone joining us from a partner country.
NOW strives for making its programs as inclusive as possible. Please inquire about our scholarship options.
Partner countries for the 2021 pilot edition were: Bulgaria, Germany, Morocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.
CHF 500 /
For participants from
CHF 300 /
CHF 50 /
to cover administrative costs
The Facilitathon has happened so far in:
2016 Zurich, Switzerland
2017 Schwarzwald, Germany
2017 Bern, Switzerland
2018 Balmberg, Switzerland
2019 Engelberg, Switzerland
Join us and improve your skills through practice and peer-to-peer learning.