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Non-Boring Facilitation

6 WEEKS
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PRICE €599
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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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This program is part of a yearly Offbeat Fellowship Subscription priced at €599.

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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

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.

Week 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.

Week 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. 

Week 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. 

Week 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

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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Learn more

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 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

What else is included in the price?

This program is part of a yearly Fellowship Subscription that costs €599. Once you purchase it you unlock lots of other learning experiences & fellows' benefits.

Private
Community
Enjoy 24/7 access to a like-minded, supportive community of professionals, exchanging insights and experiences on our private Slack channel.
Weekly
Sessions
Benefit from interactive weekly learning sessions that provide practical knowledge and encourage direct engagement with experts and peers.
Premium Newsletter
Our premium newsletter keeps you at the heart of the fellowship, providing exclusive insights, updates, and content to fuel your journey.
Monthly
Discounts
Take advantage of exclusive monthly discounts from our industry partners, curated specifically for your interests and  development needs.
Curated
Content
Immerse in thoughtfully curated, high-quality content that's tailor-made to empower your personal and professional growth.
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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.”

This is a very hands-on and practical learning experience, so we welcome curious and eager individuals who are ready to get their hands dirty and experiment together with the group.

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.

Those who expect this to be a lecture series 🙂

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.

What will I be paying for?

When you invest in our program, you're not just purchasing access to one of it's cohorts. You're signing up for an enriching, holistic experience that includes:

  1. Private Slack Community: A chance to engage and collaborate with other motivated learners in a safe, exclusive digital space.
  2. Weekly Learning Sessions: Interactive, live sessions designed to provide a rich, collaborative learning environment.
  3. Premium Newsletter: In addition to our free updates, you'll receive a premium newsletter loaded with exclusive content and detailed updates on the fellowship's activities.
  4. Monthly Discounts: You'll receive exclusive, members-only discounts from our industry partners, curated specifically for your professional development needs.
  5. High-Quality Curated Content: Access to a trove of meticulously curated content that is designed to complement your learning journey and personal growth.

Each of these components works synergistically to provide you with an impactful, comprehensive learning experience. So, you're not just paying for a course - you're investing in a journey of growth, community, and continuous development.

What if I don't want to enroll in a program, but still want to join the Offbeat Fellowship?

We understand that not everyone might be ready to enroll in a program, but may still wish to be part of our thriving Offbeat Fellowship. We've got you covered! We offer two other fellowship plans that you can choose from:

  1. Offbeat Silver for €79/ year: This plan gives you access to our private community, allows you to attend our weekly events, and provides you with our premium newsletter, monthly discounts, and high-quality content.
  2. Offbeat Gold for €499/ year: This plan includes everything in the Silver plan, and goes a step further by offering you personalized guidance through a dedicated personal mentor.

Each of these plans is designed to ensure that you have the opportunity to benefit from our resources, connect with our community, and further your personal and professional development, even if you don't enroll in a specific program.

Why can't I just purchase the program?

At Offbeat, we believe that learning is not a one-time event, but rather a continuous journey. While the program content provides important foundational knowledge, we've found that the best way to support learners is by offering long-term access to resources and community.

Therefore, when you invest in Offbeat, you're not simply paying for a program. Instead, you're joining a comprehensive learning ecosystem that includes ongoing events, a dedicated community, curated content, regular updates through our newsletter, and more. This environment fosters consistent practice and application of what you've learned, leading to more significant growth and improvement over time.

This is why we offer our learning experiences as part of broader fellowship plans, as we're committed to supporting your development journey beyond the confines of a single program.

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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