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Non-Boring Facilitation

6 WEEKS
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PRICE €599
PRICE €199
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ONLINE PROGRAM

Immerse yourself in an experiential journey to become a facilitator pro. Discover a dynamic approach where creativity and engaging learning flourish, leaving lectures in the past. Ideal for L&D, HR professionals, and facilitators yearning to grow, exchange and refresh their toolbox with non-boring techniques.

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6 WEEKS

FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 27

Weekly live sessions on Wednesday, 4 PM CET

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As a learning professional, I have made a tremendous growth spurt during the course Designing Learning for the Brain. Both in how I design and facilitate learning. Understanding how our brain functions feels like essential knowledge for all learning (learning) professionals. I would recommend the program if you're interested in growing as a person and as a (learning) professional.

Seline van Remundt, Freelance L&D, Trainer, Yoga teacher, Well-Being advocate

ribana

Joining this program was a game-changer for me. I learned so much and got very inspired by the creative ideas flowing around! We did all kinds of fun & engaging exercises that I can't wait to use in my workshops. I also liked that I got the chance to practice in a safe environment, with a small cohort of peers, facilitating a short workshop and exploring the world of embodied learning together. I feel way more confident now, and I know I'll use what I learned in my job. :)

Ribana Mos, Learning Experience Designer at Doctolib

Abby

I was fortunate to have been invited to take part in the Fundamentals of AI for L&D Leaders by Offbeat. I learned so much from the facilitators and my co-participants. The program is highly recommended for L&D professionals who want to know how they can leverage AI in their work!

Abegail Bercasio, Learning & Development Manager at TomTom

Soorya

The unique value of this session was not its engaging, fun, and dynamic format, but its structured approach that guided us from reflection to evaluation and then to action planning. This methodical, rule-based process ensured objectivity and fairness, allowing us to develop a clear understanding of our roles and the expectations associated with them.

Soorya Menon, Learning Experience Manager, Quest Alliance

What will you learn?

Oh, so many things! But don't take our word for it. Explore what you'll be capable of at the end of the program if you give it your all, of course.

1

Learn about your brain

Get a grasp on the fundamentals of how your brain takes in and processes information, stores it (memory) and how we often work against the system.

2

Learn how to learn better

Once you have an understanding of the operational system, you’ll be able to understand and apply knowledge and methods to learn better with more strategy and intention.

3

Learn how to integrate science into learning design

Be able to look at the way you design learning through the lens of the brain and the operating system. This is where you’ll learn to integrate function and theory and become more aware of the advantages and limitations you have when designing learning.

Session 1

The non-boring facilitation framework

In the first session, you will learn the top Engagement Hacks that can help you grab the attention of your participants and make your sessions relevant to them. You will explore the 3 elements of an Engaging Flow, including storytelling, non-boring exercises and debriefings and reflections. By honing these skills, you will lead dynamic sessions that inspire participants' enthusiasm for the learning process.

Session 2

Faciliting fun, active, engaging sessions

The second session is fully dedicated to engagement, making your workshops active, fun, and engaging. We will go through specific cases and topics (like leadership, difficult conversations, feedback, and growth mindset) and you will experience how to transform them from a lecture to a non-boring workshop. 

Session 3

Coaching for facilitation

Coaching is becoming a buzz word but fear not! In the third session, you will learn all about the fundamentals of coaching! As a facilitator, you need to know how to integrate coaching into leading reflections and also how to address participant questions when you don’t have all the answers. In the session, we will cover that and explore the 3 coaching keys for effective facilitation: Alignment, Accountability, and Measurement. 

Session 4

Addressing difficult participants

If difficult participants are the reason you are doing less facilitation than you wish, then you will love the fourth session. There we will develop the confidence to skillfully handle resistance and effectively address 7(!) types of difficult participants. Also, you will learn techniques to keep the panel discussion on track and strategies for engaging a silent audience. 

Week 5

Embodied Presence

In the final session, enhance your Facilitator's Embodied Presence—an advanced skill cultivated after mastering workshop fundamentals. Develop key skills like projecting authority, building rapport through non-verbal cues, and leveraging your presence to inspire trust and meaningful connections with participants.

During the program you can to practice facilitating a non-boring workshop with real audience and get feedback! That means that in the session no 2,3,4 and 5 there will be dedicated time for practice and peer learning! It is not obligatory to lead a short workshop- only if it is appealing to you! 

Week 6


Skills you'll practice:

FACILITATION
ENGAGEMENT
BRIEFING & DEBRIEFING
COACHING
CREATIVITY
AUDIENCE MANAGEMENT
LEARNING DESIGN
Vendor Evaluation
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I recently had the incredible opportunity to participate in this amazing learning journey with Lauren. The program focused on understanding how to learn and how to design more successful learning, and I cannot express enough how transformative the experience has been for me. The program not only provided a deep dive into the intricacies of the brain's learning mechanisms but also equipped me with practical strategies to enhance my own learning and cognitive abilities.

Sandra Murillo-Sandoval, Learning & Development Specialist at Amber

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I appreciate the time and effort invested into designing and delivering the program. The content was very relevant and highly practical filled with vivid and on-point examples. Lena is a fantastic facilitator! She made everyone feel included and ensured we all had our chance to ask questions, contribute, and practice.

Yaroslava Danyliuk, Operational Specialist at Affinity Space

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The workshop was really a good experience for me personally. I’ve worked on aspects of learning experience design across my work, however, the workshop brings together the key concepts and frameworks in a very structured manner and helped me learn and think about various elements.

Nikita Bengani, Director - Youth Program, Quest Alliance

Your facilitator

Our facilitators are not only very experienced in the topics they're teaching, but also extremely cool. Check who's facilitating this program below!

Lena Nasiakou

Lena believes that “Moving is our brain’s favourite way of learning”. She is an EMCC accredited Coach, holds an Masters in Lifelong Learning & BSc in Educational Studies and loves working with L&D Professionals to help them make their courses engaging and impactful. In 2017 she founded Lena’s Moves - a trusted L&D Partner for organisations like Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Trivium Packaging and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Our value statement is: “We dare to create the future of learning”, alongside a shortlist of values: Creativity, Quality, Integrity and Bravery. Lena’s Moves provide non-boring learning solutions that engage leaders, drive sustainable behavioral change, and close performance gaps.

How will you learn?

While new information will definitely be useful, the most powerful learning will come from making sense of it for your context, actually applying it, and receiving feedback from facilitators & peers.

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From Order Takers to Strategic Partners with Filip Lam & Julia Granström

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Meet Lena: Our Non-Bording Facilitation Facilitator

Moving away from boring facilitation

In this interview, Lena opens up about her methods and philosophies that have helped her transform the typical, often dull facilitation experience into something memorable and impactful.

Move away from boring facilitation

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Meet Lauren: Our Designing Learning For The Brain Facilitator

Bridging the Gap: Integrating Neuroscience into Learning Design

Follow Lauren's journey from a conventional learning pro to a neuroscience enthusiast. This article explores the memory triad, common learning misconceptions, and actionable learning design practices.

Bridging Science and Practice: Designing Learning for the Brain

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Meet Rita: Our Fundamentals of AI for L&D Leaders Facilitator

Cutting through the AI hype. A reality check for L&D Leaders

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Meet Roi: Our Negotiation for L&D Leaders Facilitator

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Meet Sam & Roos: Our Behavioral Science for L&D Facilitators

indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

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Anatomy of a Learning Experience Designer

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Building a Learning Charter by Srishti Sehgal

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indre

Every learning professional needs to understand how to design learning for the brain. Lauren does exactly that in a very engaging, fun, and enriching way. The program was really enjoyable and it helped me to take my designs to the next level!

Indrė Matulevičienė, Learning Program Manager at Superside

Program Pricing

One-time payment to unlock a wealth of knowledge + a year of free additional resources.

€599

€199

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What's included?

Weekly live sessions

Frameworks you can use in your work

Advice from an expert L&D

Network of like-minded peers

1 year FREE Offbeat Fellowship included

Who should apply?

Not all experiences are for everyone. Your previous background and current context are extremely important for the success of your learning adventure, so make sure you're ready for it.

This program is a fit if...

You are an L&D, HR, HRBP pro and you want to learn how to facilitate learning programs. Or you are a Facilitator, Trainer and you are eager to refresh your toolbox.

You are curious to learn, explore, experiment and practice in an experiential learning setting, in order to unlock your facilitation potential.

L&D professionals who want to transition into the sales enablement field

You’ve heard things like: “We need to improve our learning culture” or “It's hard to engage our employees in learning.”

You’re looking to build an actionable career map with a clear purpose and timeline.

Anyone who wants to gain tangible practice in tailored & scalable learning design, needs analysis and prioritization, data analysis, vendor evaluation, and change management in the sales context

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Who’s not a fit?

Those seeking a purely theoretical or academic approach without practical application & those who expect this program to be a lecture series.

People looking for a formal education or academic behavioral science training.

You expect a sage on the stage to deliver a monologue. This course is highly collaborative, and we expect everyone to participate, interact and engage deeply.

You cannot commit 4-5 hours per week or attend the live workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not convinced you should join us? Here are some questions we've received along the way.

When will the program start?

Check here to see where the next cohort of this program starts.

How did you pick facilitators?

The facilitators of our programs are experienced professionals who not only bring substantial real-world practice to the table but also deeply understand our mission at Offbeat. They have been carefully selected based on their ability to align with our values, methodologies, and learning approach.

We believe that effective learning comes from facilitators who can bring theory to life with practical insights and who can cultivate an engaging, supportive environment. This understanding guides our choice of facilitators, ensuring you have access to mentors who are not just experts in their fields, but also adept at fostering a culture of collaborative, applied learning.

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