211012S1 Stage 1: The Art of Facilitation – ‘Becoming an effective collaborator’, Melbourne

12-15 October 2021

Stage 1 is a 3.5 day fully experiential training that will give you the tools, skills and learning necessary to facilitate great meetings and generate collective intelligence.

Event details

The Art of Facilitation is Stage 1 of the Zenergy Diploma, which includes the foundational tools and frameworks of the Zenergy technology.  Through the experiential nature of the training, participants will walk away with an embodied understanding of what it means to be a whole person facilitator who knows how to facilitate connection and generate collective intelligence so a group can achieve its purpose.

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021 - Friday 15 October 2021
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Sessions: Tuesday - Thursday 9.00am - 6.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Melbourne

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the role of a facilitator and the group development cycles.
  • Clarify, identify and create a group purpose.
  • Create a safe and empowering group culture.
  • Learn the whole personhood approach and be present to self, others and the group.
  • Practise a range of interventions, processes and techniques appropriately within the group.
  • Be comfortable with a wide range of behaviours and handle conflict effectively.
  • Recognise and work with different energy levels in self, others and the group.

Who is it for?

This programme is particularly aimed at people working in government, community or business sectors. It is for leaders, managers, community facilitators and consultants. It is for people with any level of experience in facilitation who have had no formal training in facilitation and/or any training in the Zenergy Facilitation methodology.
More about Zenergy Stage 1 – Click here

About the trainers


Simone has been a trainer with Zenergy Global since 2013.  In 2015 she relocated from New Zealand to Australia and brought the Zenergy work with her. Simone is active with the Victorian Facilitators Network (VFN) and also delivers Zenergy programs in Europe and the UK.  Since establishing in Australia, Zenergy Global Australia has been growing and had several programmes delivered all over the country. Simone is an experienced facilitator, coach and trainer working in government, corporate business and community sector. 



Laurel Freeland joined Zenergy as a trainer in 2016 after using the materials in the corporate world for many years. She takes a whole systems approach to help people make connections between social, environmental and economic perspectives. She is an experienced cultural and organisational change facilitator working with engineering and customer service teams in the telecommunications industry and local government in sustainability strategy and leadership. She is experienced in the higher education sector teaching and coordinating international MBA ethics programs and holds a Master’s Degree MEd Social Ecology (Transformative Leadership and Learning). She has 15 years’ experience in Educating for Sustainability, collaborating to train 2000 teachers around Australia to integrate sustainability principles across occupational sectors. She is founder of Earthed Wisdom, a portal for social ecological connection wellbeing and change. She sees Zenergy Whole Person Facilitation as an essential skill for those working with people in a rapidly changing world.



Course Cost:
$2500 AUD (corporate, business and government)
$1800 AUD (community and not-for-profit)
$1250 AUD (new and emerging low income or student facilitators)

Early Bird: 10% discount if registered and payment confirmed by 17 September 2021.

Reviewer* Price: $750 (*Someone who has done this course before.)

Cost includes:

  • Text Book: The Art of Facilitation by Dale Hunter et al,
  • Course Manual,
  • Tea Break Snacks
  • 3.5 days of experiential training,
  • Certificate of Attendance

Assistance: We know that not everyone can afford the full price, but it’s important to us that no one should be disadvantaged because of the cost. That’s why Zenergy Global occasionally offers a scholarship scheme, discounts for NFP Community Workers, new startups and the normal discounts that you would expect for students, people on pensions, disability discounts etc. If you need some support, don’t let cost be a barrier, let’s discuss. Equally if you are in a position to help another person attend, please also reach out.


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