211117S2 Stage 2: The Essence of Facilitation – The Distinctions of Collaboration (Melbourne and Online)

17 - 21 November 2021 in Melbourne

The Essence of Facilitation is an experiential training programme in which participants develop their skills and understanding of facilitation to a deeper level.

This programme focuses on the key skill of distinguishing, which includes to learn what is missing in a group and how to generate it. This skill has often been called the invisible, magical ingredient of a skilled facilitator.

Due to COVID19 influences, we decided to offer this programme as a hybrid programme. This means, that we invite people from out of state and country to register and to join us online, if they are not able to travel. Please enquire about that when you register with us.

Event details

This training is delivered in-person in a private venue in North Melbourne with live stream via Zoom to participants that are not able to attend in-person. COVID guidelines that are relevant to the time and space will be applied to take the most care to stay as safe as possible.

Dates: Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Sunday 21 November 2021
Sessions: Wednesday 10.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Sunday 9.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: North Melbourne, Inner Suburbs

Course Content:

The Essence of Facilitation is the stage 2 programme of the Zenergy diploma. Here are some of the distinctions that we will be working with:

Purpose and culture
Safety and Trust
Powerful Listening and speaking
Power With
Emotional Competence

Click here to read more about the programme.

This is an experiential workshop which builds on skills acquired in Stage 1:The Art of Facilitation and focuses on the key skill of “distinguishing”, which includes noticing what is missing in a group's interaction in the moment and finding a way of introducing the missing elements while the group is in action.


Full Price*: $2500 (Corporate, Business and Government)
Community Price*: $1800 (Not-for-profit and low-income groups)
Early Bird*: 10% discount, if registered by 20 October 2021
Repeat Price*: $750

*All prices are excluding GST and in Australian Dollars. For people from outside of Australia, the GST tax would not apply.

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 offers scholarships where possible and a other 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, please speak with us. Equally, if you are in a position to help another person attend, please also reach out.

Cost Includes

Text Book in PDF: The Essence of Facilitation by Dale Hunter and Colleagues
Course Manual,
5 days training,
Certificate of Attendance

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 joined Zenergy in 2016 after using the materials in the corporate world for many years.  She uses a social ecological lens to help people make connections between social, environmental and economic equity.  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 a mentor in Al Gore’s Climate Reality program, runs workshops in Paul Hawken’s Drawdown training, and facilitates Deep Ecology and Eco Intelligence workshops. She sees the Zenergy facilitation as an essential skillset for those working in social and ecological change.

Who is it for:

Zenergy Stage 1 is a prerequisite for this programme. However, exceptions can be made in rare circumstances. If you are interested to attend without having done the Stage 1 programme, please get in touch below.


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